Free events and webinars of interest to paralegals continue through this long winter.
Some of these activities may qualify for CPD Requirement Substantive Hours. Check the LSUC CPD information to learn more.
Enterprise Toronto Seminars
Register by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 416-395-7416
SEO: Past – Present – Future
Tue., Feb. 11
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Toronto City Hall
Mobile Marketing for Small Businesses
Thur., Feb. 27
10 – 11:30 a.m.
North York Civic Centre
Rules and Procedures
New rules for Ontario nonprofits – the basics
Recorded in November 2013, this half-hour video explains how the Ontario government is modernizing the law that governs how nonprofit organizations operate. The Ontario Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (ONCA) affects nonprofit organizations incorporated in Ontario.
Evidence in the Criminal Law
This post on the Justice for Children and Youth blog looks at the law of evidence and the rules that control the proof of facts in legal proceedings. It describes three different forms of evidence including “real evidence,” “documentary evidence,” and “testimonial evidence.” Useful reminders, presented in a VERY accessible style.
Home Renovations and Repairs
Ministry of Consumer Services information for homeowners and contractors, available online. This site includes information about estimates and contracts; and rights and responsibilities.
Considering Young Aboriginal Women, Family and Legal Issues
Recorded in November 2013, this webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series looks at the family and social context of young Aboriginal women. It includes some legal considerations. Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) Legal Director, Tamar Witelson, and Emily Hill, Senior Staff Lawyer at Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, present the webinar, which was produced in partnership with Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO).
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Recorded Dec. 12, 2013, this video describes how victims of a violent crime may be eligible for a Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) award. It offers 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.
Writing an effective grievance
This booklet can be downloaded. It explains the process for making a complaint with the Correctional Service of Canada. It looks at the grievance procedure, time lines, what issues can be grieved, points to include, and frequently asked questions and concerns. Written for prisoners in British Columbia, by the West Coast Prison Justice Society, the information is relevant throughout Canada.
Return to Work and the WSIB: What Advocates Need to Know
Recorded in August, 2013, this webinar provides advocates with information on how to help workers navigate their return to work after a workplace injury. It includes a basic overview of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) return-to-work scheme and tips to protect workers. This webinar was produced by the Industrial Accident Victims’ Group of Ontario, in partnership with CLEO.
Basic Rights, Human Rights
Discrimination is Against the Law! A Primer on Human Rights Law in Ontario
Recorded in December, 2012, this webinar is presented by the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and Hamilton Community Legal Clinic. It provides an overview of the Human Rights Code and describes the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s process.
Drugs at school: Expulsions and other legal issues in Ontario
Justice for Children and Youth produced this video. It discusses what can happen to young people if they are found with controlled substances on school property.
Employment Standards and Youth
This Justice for Children and Youth post looks at how the Employment Standards Act (ESA) affects rights and responsibilities. It includes the minimum age to work, the minimum wage, and the rights of workers when asked to work on public holidays.
Racial Profiling & Your Rights
Justice for Children and Youth looks at racial profiling. The post defines and describes racial profiling, and a person’s rights when stopped or searched by police. The role of the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) is also described.
Facebook & the Law
This post outlines possible consequences of posting too much information on social media. It discusses how employers and universities can use social media searches, how posts can be used as evidence in criminal and civil law, and how students who bully other students on social media can be suspended or expelled.
Seniors, Disabled, Low-Income: Advocacy
Free Legal Support for People with Disabilities
Developed by ARCH Disability Law Centre, this webinar was developed for Accessibility Ontario, as a resource for people who want to know where to refer someone with a disability.
Tip sheets on Health Care Consent and Advance Care Planning
Developed by the Advocacy Centre for The Elderly (ACE), these tip sheets cover Health Care Consent, Advance Care Planning and Substitute Decision Makers.
Advocating for Refugee and Precarious-Status Clients for Social Assistance Matters
This webinar, recorded in December, looks at how immigration status affects eligibility for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and how recent changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act are being interpreted by some caseworkers. It has suggestions for advocacy and provides links to resources.
Take care of your income!
This brochure has information about income supports, tax credits, and benefits for people on low incomes and people with disabilities, to help them maximize their incomes. It also lists useful websites and phone numbers. Noting that income affects health, the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) produced the brochure in 2013.
Bills, Debt, Collections… All About Debtors and Collectors
“I owe money… I am having trouble paying my bills” is a comprehensive PDF booklet that explains the ins and outs of owing money. Developed in 2013 by HALCO – HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario, the Resources section includes how to find a paralegal representative. It includes links to legislation, rules, procedures and litigation options.
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