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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) […]

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May 31, 2019 (1 hour and 30 mintues)

Produced by:

METRAC


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

Recorded on May 8, 2019 – This webinar is designed for social workers who help users find legal information. We will outline CLEO’s work in legal information, discuss the difference between providing legal information and giving legal advice, and demonstrate how to use CLEO’s website, Steps to Justice, to find reliable, practical and easy to […]


Criminal Injuries Compensation Advocacy

Recorded on May 3, 2019 – This collection of six short webinars is part of a collection of materials that includes case studies and an advocacy handbook and was produced by Community Law School. These webinars provide information on Ontario’s Compensation for Victims of Crime Act which is implemented and administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).

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May 3, 2019 (6 webinars at 20 minutes each)


Partner Abuse: How Can a Restraining Order Help?

Recorded on April 30, 2019 – Review or refresh what you know about Restraining Orders: when you can get one for a family abuse or violence situation in Ontario, and how they are similar and different from Peace Bonds.  This webinar is part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series, co-presented by METRAC’s Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and family law lawyer Malerie Rose of Rose

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April 30, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


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 […]

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March 28, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


How Survivors Of Partner Violence Can Work With Their Family Lawyer: what to ask for and what to expect

Recorded on March 11, 2019 – How can a survivor of intimate partner violence make the most of the working relationship with their lawyer in a family law case? How can misunderstanding and further trauma be avoided?

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March 11, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


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).

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December 6, 2018 (1 hour and 30 minutes)


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 information about common legal problems. […]

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October 2, 2018 (1 hour and 15 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.

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September 27, 2018 (1 hour)


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

Recorded on June 21, 2018 – 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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June 21, 2018 (1 hour and 10 minutes)