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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.

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June 23, 2021 (90 minutes)

Pathway to status for refugee claimants working in healthcare during COVID-19

Recorded on March 31, 2021 – The federal government introduced a new program that would allow some refugee claimants working in the healthcare sector to apply for permanent residence. The program aims to acknowledge refugee claimants’ exceptional service working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A CLEO legal expert shared details about who qualifies for the program,

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March 31, 2021 (1 hour and 30 minutes)


Employment and Immigration for frontline workers during COVID-19

Recorded on May 28, 2020 – Need the latest updates on income benefits like CERB and pandemic pay? Are your clients concerned about returning to work safely, and what are their rights to “say no”? Do you have questions about immigration and eligibility for income benefits?
Legal experts from our community provide practical information to help you answer these and other questions you’re hearing from your clients.

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May 28, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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Income Assistance (CERB/EI), Workers’ Rights, and Immigration during COVID-19

Recorded on April 23, 2020 – CLEO hosts this second online information session for front-line workers to give them up-to-date information on the new CERB and EI benefits. Experts from legal clinics and other community organizations will discuss the key issues and answer questions from workers.
This webinar includes information on how people’s immigration status may affect their eligibility for CERB and other income assistance.

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April 23, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

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Immigration Law: Debunking the Misconceptions

Immigration law can be very complicated and it is sometimes hard to figure out what rights women have while living with precarious status. This webinar will go through some of the most common myths and misconceptions about immigration law and help you establish accurate and up-to-date information. You will leave better equipped to work with women navigating the immigration and refugee system.

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March 16, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


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.

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February 25, 2020 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

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. 

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October 30, 2019 (1 hour and 30 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 option. 

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March 28, 2019 (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Produced by:

METRAC


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.

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May 29, 2017 (1 hour)

Produced by:

METRAC


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.

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October 16, 2014 (37 minutes)

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