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News & Events

Latest news and events about legal issues and law reform

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November 30: Workers' Centres: Agricultural, Migrant and Undocumented Workers
November 30, 2010 - Guest speakers on the topic of "Workers' Centres: Agricultural, Migrant and Undocumented Workers: The Way Forward' are featured at this fundraising dinner.


Can those with dementia pre-consent to sex?
Posted November 23, 2010 - The answer could potentially hinge on a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada. A lawyer at the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly in Toronto weighs in on the controversy.


Toronto schools will soon get better for gay and trans students
Posted November 23, 2010 - The Toronto District School Board is taking a stand against gender-based violence with three new initiatives that will make schools safer for all students, teachers, and staff, board officials said.
Article source Xtra.ca


Welfare rules: A smack down, not a hand up
Posted November 23, 2010 - A woman has had to quit her job because when she worked more than a few hours a week, her subsidized rent went up more than her ability to pay. This is a problem that the government must fix, says a Toronto Star editorial.
Article source Toronto Star


Bill C-49 - update and call for action
Posted November 22, 2010 - The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) is calling for action against Bill C-49, which remains at second reading in the House of Commons. The CCR is campaigning to have the bill defeated at second reading.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


December 1: Release of report on secondary education and low-income students
December 1, 2010 - May Wong, Executive Director of The Omega Foundation and designer of the SmartSAVER project, will release a new report that explores the opportunity to improve low-income students' participation in post-secondary education through better use of education savings.
Article source Maytree Foundation


February 23 & 24: National PLEI Conference
February 23, 2011 to February 24, 2011 - The conference is aimed at those who provide and support public legal education and information (PLEI) and want to improve how the Internet and emerging technologies can be used to deliver PLEI.
Article source Just a Click Away


Just a Click Away: New public legal education and information web site launched
Posted November 18, 2010 - "Just a Click Away" is a new initiative that aims to improve how technology can be used to deliver legal education and information to the public in Canada.
Article source Just a Click Away


November 24: Temporary Visas, Permanent Precariousness?
November 24, 2010 - Subtitled "Examining the Policies, Practices and Realities of Temporary Migration to Canada's 'Low-Skilled' Jobs," this workshop looks at Canada's Temporary Foreign Worker Program.


Help could be just a phone call away
Posted November 17, 2010 - The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations takes a lot of calls from unhappy and confused tenants on the organization's hotline -- some 70,000 every year -- on issues ranging from eviction to bedbugs.
Article source Toronto Star


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