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Criminal Law

Sexual Assault and Harassment

Recorded on Tuesday, Sept 28, 2010 (78 minutes). This webinar is part of a series presented by Zahra Dhanani, the Legal Director of Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC). It looks at legal and social aspects of sexual assault and sexual harassment, legal options for women who experience violence, and the changes needed to end it.

Identity Theft: An Overview

Recorded on May 19, 2010 (37 minutes). Part I of a two-part series on identity theft and presented by Dan Chometa from Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada, this webinar gives an overview of identity theft, including how it happens, how to prevent it, what the signs are that show you may be a victim, and what to do about it.

Reporting Peer to Peer Violence in Schools

Recorded on May 28, 2010 (95 minutes). This webinar, presented by Zahra Dhanani of the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC), is an overview of Bill 157, legislation that creates obligations to report and respond to serious incidents in Ontario schools. It focuses on what youth workers and other service providers need to know about the bill and how the new requirements may impact the work they do with youth, families, communities, and school staff. It also includes a look at gender-based violence in schools.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Recorded on April 28, 2010 (36 minutes) A victim of a violent crime may be eligible for a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) award. This webinar, presented by Sharon Powell from the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre in Belleville, is an overview of the CICB process, including who is eligible, how to apply, common myths, timelines, the hearing process, offender notification, award amounts, and reasons to apply.