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Legal Topic: Getting legal help in Immigration law

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Immigration status and Social Assistance

Recorded June 23, 2021 – Misunderstandings exist about who is eligible for social assistance programs in Ontario and about consequences of receiving Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  Undocumented people and those living with temporary status can be concerned about applying for benefits. And others need to know the rules about sponsoring relatives or being sponsored while receiving social assistance.


June 23, 2021 (90 minutes)

Intersections between Family Law & Other Legal Issues – When there is Violence in a Family

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.


February 25, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

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Luke's Place

Misrepresentation in Immigration Applications

Recorded on October 20, 2019 – “Misrepresenting” or providing false information in immigration applications can have serious consequences, including removal from Canada. This webinar discusses what “misrepresentation” means under Canada’s immigration law and how it can affect immigrant women facing violence and abuse. It also gives practical tips on how women can protect themselves and their immigration status if there they are being investigated by the government for misrepresentation. 


October 30, 2019 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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

Recorded on March 28, 2019 – 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. 


March 28, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

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