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Changes to social assistance: What Was Announced, What It Means, and What’s Next

Recorded on December 6, 2018  - On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced a number of changes to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

In this webinar, presenters from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) review the proposed changes to the social assistance system, what they will mean for low-income people in Ontario, and next...

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Date:
December 06, 2018
Length:
1 hour and 30 minutes

Social Assistance in Ontario: What's happened and what's next?

Recorded on September 27, 2018 -  On July 31, 2018, while scrapping the Basic Income pilot, the Ontario government announced that a number of improvements to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) would not take place in the Fall of 2018 as scheduled. Minister MacLeod also announced that her ministry will reveal a new social assistance program after a 100 day...

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Date:
September 27, 2018
Length:
1 hour

Tools for helping people find good legal information - A webinar for community workers

Recorded on October 2, 2018 - This webinar is designed for community workers who help users find legal information. It will outline sources of reliable information as well as the difference between legal information and legal advice. It will also cover Steps to Justice, CLEO's website for helping clients find step-by-step...

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Date:
October 02, 2018
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Tools for helping people find good legal information - A webinar for community workers

This webinar was designed for community workers who help users find legal information. The following topics were covered:

  • Brief overview of CLEO
  • Identifying sources of reliable legal information
  • Understanding the difference between legal information and legal advice
  • Navigating Steps to Justice, CLEO's website for helping clients find step-by-step information...
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    Date:
    June 21, 2018
    Length:
    1 hour and 10 minutes

    Older Women and Domestic Violence

    Recorded on March 23, 2018 (1 hour and 23 minutes) - This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Rochella Vassell from Elder Abuse Ontario, as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) project and hosted by CLEO.

    About the Presenters

    Rochella Vassell has worked at Elder Abuse Ontario for almost four years as the Central West...

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    Date:
    March 23, 2018
    Length:
    1 hour and 23 minutes

    Parental Alienation, Family Law, and Mothers: a discussion

    Recorded on March 12, 2018 (1 hour and 15 minutes) - In this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer, Malerie Rose from Rose Family Law, discuss how the term “Parental Alienation" has come up in Ontario family courts, and some issues mothers in child custody disputes should be aware of.

    Malerie Rose...

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    Date:
    March 12, 2018
    Length:
    1 hour and 15 minutes

    Using CLEO's Guidelines for Better Legal Information

    Recorded on February 27, 2018 - (28 minutes) - The Guidelines for Better Legal Information is a new resource from CLEO that will help you produce the best possible written legal information for your communities. This webinar covers how the Guidelines apply to pamphlets,...

    Money, Abuse and Safety: Tips for Women

    Recorded on February 21, 2018 (1 hour and 21 minutes) - This webinar is a discussion about money, partner abuse, and safety. The webinar provides tips for women to get control of their budget, and about what money matters to look out for that could be part of an abusive relationship. This webinar is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at METRAC and Anne Arbour, Financial Educator at...

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    Date:
    February 21, 2018
    Length:
    1 hour and 21 minutes

    Income Security Roadmap for Change: What it says, why it matters, and what you can do

    Recorded on December 08, 2017 - An important new report called “Income Security: A Roadmap for Change” provides community members, advocates, and decision-makers an important opportunity to push for major new investments and transformation in Ontario’s income security system, including social assistance. This webinar introduces people to the report and its recommendations to the provincial...

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    Date:
    December 08, 2017
    Length:
    1 hour

    Basic Income in Ontario: What low-income people, service providers and advocates need to know

    Recorded on June 15, 2017 - The Ontario government recently announced the details of its Basic Income Pilot Project, and low-income people living in the test areas will start being signed up soon.

    In this wide-ranging and accessible webinar, participants will learn:

    • What is a basic income program? How would one work? What is it for? 
    • Why do so many people...
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    Date:
    June 15, 2017
    Length:
    1.5 hours