Thursday, 28 February 2013

Dealing with the Children's Aid Society: What Parents Should Know

Recorded on February 28, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST - This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series is the second of two discussions about the Children's Aid Society. This webinar looks at the child protection process from the point of view of parents who are dealing with the CAS. In this discussion, lawyer Seema Jain of Jain Family Law and Mediation discusses what parents should know before, during, and after a child protection hearing, in conversation with METRAC's Legal Director, Tamar Witelson. Watch an archived recording of this webinar and download copies of presentation materials at

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Thursday, 21 February 2013

The Victim/Witness Assistance Program: A Support for Women Victims of Violent Crime

Recorded on February 21, 2013 - In this webinar in the series on Family Law Education for Women (FLEW), the V/WAP program to support victims and witnesses going through the criminal court process is discussed. Looking at how women complainants of sexual assault and domestic violence may receive support as the victim or witness in the trial process, Carol Nicholson, a Victim/Witness Support Worker from Peel Region joins Tamar Witelson, Legal Director of the Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC).
This webinar is produced by METRAC as part of the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series in partnership with CLEO.
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Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) Webinar: Exploring an Electricity Affordability Program for Ontario's Low-Income Consumers

Recorded on February 21, 2013  - With electricity bills projected to increase by 46% from 2010-2015, low-income residential consumers in Ontario (about 733,000 households) may face housing affordability problems and could be forced to make difficult spending decisions such as paying for heat or food. To proactively address this looming crisis, the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is working with a consultant Roger Colton, a U.S. based expert on low-income energy issues, to develop a ratepayer-funded electricity rate affordability program along with a cost estimate for delivering it to Ontario’s low-income consumers.

LIEN has renewed its efforts to advocate for such a program and is working to build public awareness about, and support for, this proposal. The webinar will begin with an overview of LIEN’s advocacy activities and culminate with a detailed presentation of the electricity rate affordability program.
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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - Know your rights

This webinar from the ODSP Action Coalition will provide an overview of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and cover applying for ODSP, ODSP rates, income, earnings, assets & changes, the different types of ODSP Benefits, appeals and tips and strategies for navigating the system.

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