Intersections between family, criminal and immigration

February 25, 2020 - Many women who leave abusive relationships are dealing with multiple legal issues, each of which has an impact on the other(s). This webinar looks at the intersections among three common legal systems: family, criminal and immigration. It explores the challenges of ensuring appropriate information is shared from one system to another as well as the impact of outcomes in one...

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February 25, 2020
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Immigration, Women and Violence: Making a Claim on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds

Recorded on March 28, 2019 1:00 p.m. E.S.T. - Women who don’t have legal immigration status in Canada may have a close relationship with a child in Canada; and/or they are affected by violence, either in Canada or in their country of origin.  These situations make an application for permanent residence based on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds an option.  This webinar...

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March 28, 2019
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

Immigration Status and Relationship Breakdown: What Women Should Know

Recorded on May 29, 2017 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series discusses the different types of immigration status for non-citizen women in Canada and how status may be affected by their partner and the breakdown of their relationship. It explains the April 2017 changes in immigration law, specifically the removal of conditional permanent residence for...

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May 29, 2017
Length:
1 hour

Citoyenneté - Ce que vous devez savoir

Présenté le 16 octobre, 2014 - Ce webinaire porte sur les nouveaux changements à la Loi sur la citoyenneté canadienne. Le projet de loi C-24, la Loi renforçant la citoyenneté canadienne, qui a été adoptée en juin 2014, contient une série de changements qui modifient considérablement la citoyenneté au Canada. Certaines des dispositions sont déjà entrées en vigueur le 1er Août 2014, tandis que d...

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Date:
October 16, 2014
Length:
37 minutes

Citizenship - What you need to know

Recorded on September 24, 2014 - This webinar addresses the new changes to Canadian citizenship law. Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, which was passed in June 2014, contains a variety of changes which will dramatically reshape citizenship in Canada. Some of the provisions already came into effect on August 1, 2014, while other provisions will come into force later (likely...

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September 24, 2014
Length:
56 minutes

The Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Recorded on February 27, 2014 - This webinar provides an introductory overview of the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program in Canada including who is eligible for sponsorship, what are the criteria for sponsorship, what does the refugee sponsorship process look like, and what are sponsors’ responsibilities.

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Date:
February 27, 2014
Length:
53 minutes

Advocating for Refugee and Other Precarious Status Clients on Social Assistance Matters

Recorded on December 11, 2013 - A growing number of immigrant and refugee clients are having their benefits illegally terminated based on a misapplication of social assistance regulations. This webinar looks at how immigration status and/or a removal order impacts eligibility for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program and how recent changes to the Immigration and Refugee...

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December 11, 2013
Length:
57 minutes

Threats to Convention Refugee and Permanent Resident Status

Recorded on July 4, 2013 - The unqualified right of Convention Refugees to remain in Canada has been eroded by recent changes to the law. This webinar examines cessation and vacation proceedings where the Minister of Immigration applies to remove a person's Protected Person status. It highlights the significance of the changes to the law and the importance of Convention Refugees and Permanent...

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July 04, 2013
Length:
58 minutes

The New Basis of Claim Form (BOC) for Refugee Claims

Recorded on March 28, 2013 - In the wake of recent changes to the refugee determination process, this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the first step in making a refugee claim, the new Basis of Claim (BOC) form, introduced in December 2012.  METRAC’s Legal Director Tamar Witelson is joined by lawyer and former Immigration and Refugee Board adjudicator...

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March 28, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 15 minutes

The Road to Home: Working with Homeless Immigrants and Refugees

This webinar focuses on how to deliver culturally competent services through an anti-oppression framework, and how this framework is crucial in providing effective support and services to clients. Facilitated by Carolina Gajardo, COSTI Immigrant Services.

This is one of three webinars facilitated by the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA), the Advocacy Centre for Tenants...

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Date:
April 26, 2011
Length:
78 minutes