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Work-related Psychological Injury

Thursday November 24, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

This webinar, for service providers, is presented by Airissa Gemma and Maryth Yachnin from the Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO).

It looks at the kinds of psychological injuries the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) recognizes.It describes how to decide what entitlement to ask for at the WSIB, how to get proof of a work-related psychological injury, and how to argue a decision on appeal. It also describes when and how to claim compensation for mental stress injuries that happen in the workplace.

Space is limited so register today.

Energy Conservation Programs for People with Low Incomes

Tuesday November 15, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.

This webinar is Part II of a two-part series from the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) on the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). It reviews LIEN's energy poverty strategy and looks at the targeted energy conservation programs offered by gas and electric utilities. The webinar includes presentations by representatives from Ontario Power Authority, gas companies, and LIEN staff.

Space is limited so register today.

LEAP Emergency Financial Assistance, Customer Service, Compliance and Enforcement

Recorded on November 10, 2011. This webinar is Part I of a two-part series from the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) on the Ontario Energy Board's (OEB) Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP). It reviews LIEN's energy poverty strategy and looks at LEAP emergency financial assistance, more flexible customer service rules, and compliance and enforcement issues. The webinar includes presentations by OEB and LIEN staff.

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Unfair Practices under the Consumer Protection Act

Monday November 14, 2011 at 12:00 p.m.
This interactive webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc, looks at the specific protections afforded by the Consumer Protection Act (CPA). It covers the impact of false, misleading, or deceptive representations by vendors. Case studies, including those raised by webinar attendees, illustrate how the CPA can be used to free consumers from obligations that were improperly induced in violation of the Act.

Re-billers and the Energy Consumer Protection Act 2010

Recorded on Monday, October 17, 2011 (59 minutes )

This webinar is presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc. It revisits an area of concern for consumers: energy re-billing. With the passage of the Energy Consumer Protection Act, 2010 (ECPA), consumers have enhanced protections with regard to energy re-billers, their marketing practices, and re-billing contracts entered into after January 1, 2011. The webinar presents information to help consumers recognize the need for caution if contacted by an energy re-biller, and to be better informed about their rights if they find themselves trapped in an unfavourable re-billing contract.

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security Pension Overview

Recorded on July 14, 2011 (45 minutes)

This webinar is presented by Catherine Manson of Flemingdon Community Legal Services. It gives community service providers an overview of benefits and provisions of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and the Old Age Security Pension (OAS).

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The Road to Home: Working with Homeless Immigrants and Refugees

Recorded on April 26, 2011 (78 minutes). This webinar focuses on how to deliver culturally competent services through an anti-oppression framework, and how this framework is crucial in providing effective support and services to clients. Facilitated by Carolina Gajardo, COSTI Immigrant Services.

Residential Tenancies: What You Need to Know

Recorded on April 19, 2011 (86 minutes). This webinar has information on tenants' rights and responsibilities under the Residential Tenancies Act. When can tenants be evicted? What is the process? What if a tenant has serious repair/maintenance issues? Facilitated by Tracy Heffernan, Director of the Tenant Duty Counsel Program, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO).

The Human Rights Code and Rental Housing

Recorded on April 12, 2011 (80 minutes). This webinar focuses on how Ontario's Human Rights Code applies to rental housing and how to identify and challenge discrimination. It looks at the discriminatory barriers in housing experienced by recent immigrants and refugees, what rental criteria are and are not permitted under the Code, and what steps can be taken to promote the housing rights of newcomers to Canada. Facilitated by John Fraser, Program Director, Centre for Equality Rights in Accomodation (CERA).

Henson Trusts

Recorded on May 26, 2011(40 minutes) - Henson Trusts are instruments designed to protect the assets, such as an inheritance, of people with disabilities, while preserving their right to collect government benefits. This webinar is presented by Sallie Hunt of Northwest Community Legal Clinic. It gives service providers and advocates information on how Henson Trusts can support people receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits. The webinar reviews some points to think about when considering this type of trust.