Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Discrimination is Against the Law! A Primer on Human Rights Law in Ontario

Recorded on December 19, 2012 - This webinar, presented in partnership by the Human Rights Legal Support Centre and Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, will provide an overview of the Human Rights Code, highlighting the grounds and social areas which the Code applies to, exceptions to the Code, and remedies available under the Code. It will acquaint listeners with the Human Rights System in Ontario and describe the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario's process.
An archived recording of this webinar, along with copies of all presentation materials, are available for download at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.

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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Conditional Permanent Residence: What a Sponsored Spouse Needs to Know

Recorded on December 13, 2012  - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series is about the new immigration program called Conditional Permanent Residence, which went into effect on October 25, 2012. We will talk about the program from the perspective of the potentially negative impact it will have on women who come to Canada as sponsored spouses or partners. METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, discusses the issues with Raoul Boulakia, a certified Immigration and Refugee Law specialist.
Copies of the presentation materials are available for download below.
An archived recording of this webinar, along with copies of all presentation materials, are available for download at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.

Monday, 3 December 2012

"Brighter Prospects": The Commission's Report and Future Direction for Social Assistance Reform

Recorded on December 3, 2012 - In this webinar, Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) provides an understanding of
  • the content of the report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario
  • an analysis of the impact of the report recommendations;
  • the policy and political context surrounding the report; and,
  • thoughts on opportunities for action over the short, medium, and longer term.

An archived recording of this webinar, along with copies of all presentation materials, are available for download at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.


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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Conflict, Court, or Another Way? Different Ways of Resolving a Family Dispute

Recorded on November 22, 2012 - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at a variety of ways to settle issues about children, property, and support, when a woman ends the relationship with her partner. What are the pros and cons of mediation, arbitration, and court, especially when there is or was abuse in the family? METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, discusses the issues with Victoria Starr, a specialist in family law practice, and founder of Starr Family Law.

An archived recording of this webinar, along with copies of all presentation materials, are available for download at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.


For more information visit www.yourlegalrights.on.ca/training

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The Crisis of Aboriginal Women Entangled in the Criminal Law


Recorded on October 31, 2012 (72 minutes) - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the high and increasing rate of Aboriginal women in prison, some root causes, and best practices for supporting Aboriginal women involved in the criminal law process. Hosted by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director, METRAC, joined by Christa Big Canoe, Legal Advocacy Director, Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto.
An archived recording of this webinar, along with copies of all presentation materials, are available for download at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.

For more information visit www.yourlegalrights.on.ca/training

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Financial Support After Breakup: What Women Should Know about Spousal and Child Support

Recorded on July 5, 2012 (103 minutes) - This webinar covers basics about who is entitled to support for themselves and their children after a relationship breaks down, how amounts are calculated, and how to start the process. It is presented by Tamar Witelson, Legal Director, Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC), and Lindsay van Roosendaal, Family Law Lawyer, Torkin Manes LLP.

An archived recording of this webinar, along with copies of all presentation materials, are available for download at http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.

For more information visit www.yourlegalrights.on.ca/training

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

The 'In and Out' of Evictions

Recorded on June 13, 2012  - Getting evicted from a home is never pleasant. This webinar, presented by Niagara North Community Legal Assistance  and intended for community workers, gives information on how to advise clients who are dealing with eviction. The webinar looks at who is a tenant, what tenants face when they receive an eviction notice, and the role of the Landlord and Tenant Board.

To download presentation materials or watch an archived video of this webinar visit http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/84604

For more information visit www.yourlegalrights.on.ca/training

Thursday, 31 May 2012

When Charges are Laid in a Domestic Dispute - What to Expect

Recorded on May 31, 2012 - This webinar looks at the legal process when criminal charges are laid in a domestic dispute. It covers the complete process, from police involvement to the resolution of the case, and what women can expect, whether they are the complainant or the accused. This webinar is produced by METRAC (The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children) as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series. Presenters are Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC), and Karen Bellinger, legal counsel at Downtown Legal Services, a community-based, student legal clinic at the University of Toronto law school.

To download presentation materials or watch a video archived version of this webinar visit www.yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/84556 .


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Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Telephone and Mail Agreements

Recorded on May 23, 2012 - Contracts made by telephone or mail are called remote agreements and are subject to Ontario's Consumer Protection Act, 2002. This webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., looks at telephone and mail remote agreements: what must be included in the agreement, what the seller or vendor cannot do, and where to turn if the agreement is not fulfilled.

To download presentation materials or watch an archived version visit
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/84391.


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Thursday, 3 May 2012

Introduction to Criminal Law in a Violence Against Women Context

Recorded on May 3, 2012  - This webinar is designed for community workers who support women who have experienced physical violence, sexual violence, or criminal harassment, and are involved with the criminal court system. It looks at roles of key players within the criminal system, common charges under the Criminal Code and Provincial Offences Act, jargon used in the court system, and advocacy roles.

To download presentation materials or watch a video archived version of this webinar visit http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/84204


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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Introduction to the Ontario Housing Services Act

Recorded on April 26, 2012 - Ontario's new Housing Services Act 2011 came into effect on January 1, 2012. This webinar provides an overview of the key elements service providers working with low income tenants should know about.

To download presentation materials or watch an archived video of this webinar visit: http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/84202.


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Monday, 16 April 2012

Fighting Telephone Trickery Using Consumer Protection Laws


Recorded on April 16, 2012. This webinar, presented by Margaret Capes, Legal Education Coordinator of Community Law School (Sarnia-Lambton) Inc., looks at telephone scams and other consumer problems with phones. It reviews the role of the Competition Bureau, the Ministry of Consumer Services, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre in combatting telephone trickery. Examples of recent versions of these scams will be reviewed so attendees will have an idea of what to watch for in their everyday lives.

To download presentation materials or watch a video archived version of this webinar visit http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/84200.


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Thursday, 12 April 2012

Immigration, Women, and Children: Part II – Sample Situations

Recorded on April 12, 2012. This webinar is Part II of a two-part review of issues related to immigration, women, and children. It discusses situations involving immigration and family issues that may arise for non-citizen women and their children. It looks at situations such as non-citizen women with Canadian-born children, and sponsorship when relationships break down. Presenters are Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) and Raoul Boulakia, a lawyer and certified specialist in Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship law. Those not already familiar with basic concepts related to immigration status should review Immigration, Women, and Children: Part I - Basic Concepts. 

To download presentation materials or to watch an archived video of this webinar visit http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/84116.


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Thursday, 22 March 2012

Immigration, Women, and Children: Part I - Basic Concepts

Recorded on Thursday, March 22, 2012. This webinar reviews basic immigration terms and pointers for women who are not Canadian citizens and whose status may be affected by their partner and the breakdown of their relationship. Discussion will cover understanding immigration status, getting control of the immigration file, and where to look for help. Presenters are Tamar Witelson, Legal Director at The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) and Raoul Boulakia, a lawyer and certified specialist in Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship law. The presentation slides included below address all the topics covered in the webinar plus a section on How to Find Help.

Please note that this webinar is part one of a two part series. For more information see Immigration, Women, and Children: Part II – Sample Situations.

To download presentation materials or watch a video archive of this webinar visit http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/webinar/84078.


For more information visit www.yourlegalrights.on.ca/training