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Podcast explains steps organizations must take when seeking incorporation
Posted December 2, 2009 - When an organization in Canada seeks incorporation, it is necessary for them to have a constitution, bylaws, and letters patent in place. This Charity Village podcast explains these terms, describes what types of information must be included in each document, and suggests where organizations can go for more information on preparing them.
Article source Charity Village


Report released on first year of Ontario government's poverty reduction strategy
Posted December 2, 2009 - One year into the Ontario government's commitment to reduce child poverty by 25 per cent by 2013, the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction warns the province risks missing its target unless further action is taken.
Article source 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction


Social assistance reform creeps at snail's pace
Posted December 2, 2009 - Ontario's social assistance users and their supporters have seen little action since a 2008 provincial pledge to review regulations on clawbacks and savings.
Article source Toronto Star


Toolkit about homelessness created for elementary teachers in Waterloo Region
Posted December 2, 2009 - The Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group has created a toolkit to assist educators in teaching students about homelessness in Waterloo Region.
Article source Homelessness and Housing Umbrella Group


Woman who posed as lawyer arrested for fraud
Posted December 1, 2009 - A Toronto woman accused of posing as a lawyer and offering legal services was arrested last week and faces two counts of fraud as well as a rarely laid witchcraft charge.
Article source Law Times


Complex immigration rules leave little room for mother, son to be reunited
Posted November 30, 2009 - Because she kept his birth from Canadian immigration officials, an Ottawa woman's efforts to bring her seven-year-old son to Canada from her native Thailand are being rebuffed on the grounds that he doesn't qualify as a family member.


Report says Old Age Security system needs strengthening
Posted November 30, 2009 - In a new report, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says Canada's Old Age Security system needs improvement in order to help ensure the economic security and dignity of Canadians in retirement.
Article source Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)


The Supreme Court of Canada rules against Wal-Mart workers
Posted November 30, 2009 - A move to unionize the massive Wal-Mart store chain was dealt a blow this morning when the Supreme Court of Canada voted 6-3 against workers at a Quebec outlet that attempted to unionize.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Transportation loans add stress for refugees
Posted November 30, 2009 - The Canadian government makes refugees cover their own costs for coming to Canada. Refugee support groups say this puts enormous financial and emotional stress on people already struggling to adapt to a new country.
Article source Rabble.ca


Resource launched on women's rights in the context of HIV/AIDS
Posted November 27, 2009 - The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network announces the launch of a two-volume legislative resource that offers concrete ways to reform laws to tackle sexual and domestic violence, and family and property issues and protect women's human rights.
Article source Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network


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