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CLEO's Your Legal Rights webinars are aimed at community workers and advocates who work with low-income and disadvantaged communities in Ontario.

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Presenting Evidence in a Family Court Case involving Violence

December 17, 2019 – If family violence is to be considered by a mediator or judge, clear evidence of it must be presented. This webinar discusses the standard of proof in family court, what evidence is useful and how to present it in an effective way.

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December 17, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


“Before You Sign”: A three part webinar series

This is a 3 part series of webinars produced as part of  YWCA St. Thomas Elgin Connecting Communities Project “Before You Sign”, funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario. About the Project Rural populations of immigrants, especially individuals who are not native English speakers, experience significant obstacles in obtaining accurate legal information due to factors […]

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December 11, 2019 (3 segments of 30 minutes each (approximately))

Produced by:

YWCA St. Thomas Elgin


FLEW Webinar: Mediation

Mediation is a legal process that can be used to resolve family law issues without going to court. This webinar will talk about the process and outcomes of mediation, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of choosing this approach to ending a relationship. This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women […]

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December 6, 2019 (1 hour and 30 mintues)

Produced by:

METRAC


Collecting Evidence: A webinar from Luke’s Place and CLEO

November 26, 2019 – Evidence about family violence can be challenging to find: often, there are few witnesses, and many women don’t report the abuse to anyone. This webinar provides practical suggestions for how women can collect evidence of the abuse to which they have been subjected as well as tips for frontline workers who are assisting women with this task.

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November 26, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Tools for helping people find good legal information: A webinar by CLEO on the Steps to Justice website

Recorded on November 13, 2019 (79 minutes) – This webinar is designed for social work and social service work students who will be helping clients find legal information in the course of their work. We will outline CLEO’s work in legal information, discuss the difference between providing legal information and giving legal advice, and demonstrate […]


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 […]

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October 30, 2019 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


Best Interests of the Child test

October 29, 2019 – In Canada, all decisions about post-separation arrangements for children are made using the best interests of the child test. Both Ontario’s Children’s Law Reform Act and the federal Divorce Act set out the criteria judges are to use when applying the test.

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October 17, 2019 (46 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Using FamilyCourtAndBeyond.ca

October 8, 2019 – Family court can be an overwhelming experience for anyone, but especially for women with children who are leaving an abusive relationship. This webinar introduces Family Court and Beyond, a workbook, organizer and website developed by Luke’s Place to assist women on this journey.

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October 8, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Explaining the New Divorce Act

Recorded on August 27, 2019 – Earlier this year, the federal government passed major amendments to the Divorce Act. This webinar explores those changes, especially as they relate to how arrangements for the children will be made, in the context of family violence.

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August 27, 2019 (38 minutes)

Produced by:

Luke's Place


Dealing with the Children’s Aid Society: what parents should know

May 31, 2019 12:00 p.m. to 1: 30 p.m. E.S.T – Learn about changes in Ontario law concerning child protection, under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act. This webinar covers the basic process when the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) gets involved with a family. As part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) […]

Date:

May 31, 2019 (1 hour and 30 mintues)

Produced by:

METRAC