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2 Days of Flowers – Thanks to Pastor Allan Bowen of the Abundant Life Assembly

Pastor Al bringing flowers to the Rexdale Hub

Thank you to Pastor Allan Bowen of the Abundant Life Assembly who brought truckloads of beautiful Fall Mums on September 17th and 18th to the Rexdale Community Hub as a gift to everyone who lives and works in the community.

Abundant Life Assembly online:

WWW: http://www.abundantlifeassembly.ca/ala/Home.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abundantlifeassembly
Twitter: https://twitter.com/abundanttweets

Breaking the Cycle – Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy – Public Consultations

Breaking the Cycle - Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy

PHOTO: Ministry of Children and Youth Services

When Breaking the Cycle: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy was launched in 2008, it signaled a bold new vision for a fairer society.

In the first three years of the Strategy, the Ontario government has helped raise approximately 47,000 children and their families out of poverty despite a climate of global economic uncertainty.

The government wants to hear from all Ontarians to develop a renewed Poverty Reduction Strategy, including people who have experienced, or are experiencing poverty, experts in the field, the business community, and other levels of government.

We want to hear what matters to you. Your responses will help inform a renewed Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario.

This online survey is part of a broader conversation that is occurring across the province and will remain open until October 2013.

HAVE YOUR SAY BY CLICKING HERE AND COMPLETING THE FORM

PUBLIC MEETING: Poverty Reduction Consultation Hosted by MPP Laura Albanese

Poverty Reduction Consultation

The purpose of the consultation session is to hear the community’s perspective on how we can continue to work together to create jobs, prosperity, and reduce poverty in Ontario through innovation and partnerships.

When Breaking the Cycle: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy was launched in 2008, it signaled a bold new vision for a fairer society.  Now, the government is engaging people across the province as they work to renew the strategy and continue their progress to reduce poverty in Ontario.

Your feedback will be a vital part of this process.

The engagement session will be hosted by Laura and take place on Monday September 30, 2013 at the:

Mt. Dennis Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 31

1050 Weston Rd, Toronto, ON M6N 3S2

http://goo.gl/maps/1lUaX

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m.

 

The consultation will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to Darlene at dferreira@liberal.ola.org and please let us know if you require any accommodation (such as transit fare reimbursement, etc.) to participate.

The government is committed to hearing from as many Ontarians as possible as they work to renew the Poverty Reduction Strategy. If you are unable to attend, you may also provide your input on this important discussion by visiting www.ontario.ca/breakingthecycle.

We hope to see you on Monday September 30th and hear your ideas on how we can work together to break the cycle of poverty and increase opportunities for all Ontarians.

Attachments:

Pdf_icon Poverty Reduction Consultation Invitation

YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER: Fall Wishlist

YWS Fall Wishlist

http://www.yws.on.ca/

REXDALE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC: 2013 Annual General Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting, including our community partners Albion Neighbourhood Services, Rexdale Women’s Centre, Rexdale Community Health Centre, Somali Business Development Centre, Dejinta Beesha, Rexdale Community Hub, our staff, students, and volunteers, our board of directors, and our community!

We also appreciate and would like to acknowledge the presence of Legal Aid Ontario including Professor John McCamus, Chair of the Board of Directors , Vicki Moretti, Vice President GTA Region,  Cynthia Harper, Director of Poverty Law Services, Catherine Sutherland, Poverty Law Coordinator, and Jayne Mallin, Senior Counsel and Special Advisor to the GTA Clinic Transformation Project.

We also want to extend our gratitude to The Honorable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Community & Social Services, for providing insights into recent changes to OW and ODSP, as well as Ontario’s poverty reduction strategy.

Special thanks to the Broken Silence Dance Crew for providing entertainment!

 Director of Legal Services Ann McRae, Chair of the Board of RCLC Robert Reynolds, and Treasurer Anita Billing  Chair of the Board of Directors for Legal Aid Ontario Professor John McCamus
 The Honorable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Community and Social Services  The Minister address changes to OW & ODSP as well as Ontario's poverty reduction strategy.
 Director of Administration Itallica Battiston  Broken Silence Dance Crew
 Broken Silence Dance Crew  agm_8sml

Our Annual Report is now available online:

http://www.rexdalecommunitylegalclinic.ca/Annual_Report.pdf

LAO newsroom: LAO invests an additional $3 million in community and legal clinics

LAO newsroom

News archives

LAO Newsroom

LAO invests an additional $3 million in community and legal clinics

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

 

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing additional provincial funding of $3 million in 2013/14 to create two new funds that support Ontario’s community and legal aid clinics. This support includes:

LAO’s budget commitment

“…additional funding of $30 million over three years [$10 million annually, beginning in 2013/14] will be provided to Legal Aid Ontario. This funding will improve access to justice and enhance outcomes for low-income families, victims of domestic violence and other vulnerable groups by strengthening the capacity of Family Law Service Centres and other community and legal clinics across Ontario to respond to evolving needs, and ensure services are sustainable.”
— Government of Ontario Budget, May 3, 2013

  • $2 million to create a Fund to Strengthen the Capacity of Community and Legal Clinics, which will achieve the objectives of Ontario’s 2013 budget and

  • $1 million to create a Clinic Transformation Fund that will advance LAO’s clinic modernization program through clinic transformation and future savings.

This $3 million is 30 per cent of the $10 million in additional funding LAO is receiving from the government for 2013/14, as announced in the May 2013 budget. LAO will invest the remaining 70 per cent of the new funding in family law initiatives.

In addition to this $3 million, for 2013/14, LAO is also providing Ontario’s clinics with:

  • $67.8 million in core funding and

  • $4.15 million in special project funding to upgrade aging information technology infrastructure including desktops, laptops, monitors, and Microsoft Office Exchange. This support comes from a $3.25 million grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario, plus $900,000 from LAO’s own funding allocation.

 

Questions

For questions or further information, please contact:

Kristian Justesen
Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Group
Phone: 416-979-2352, ext.4782
Email: justesk@lao.on.ca and/or media@lao.on.ca

CLEO: Your Legal Rights: Information Bulletin on the Legal System for 09/24/2013

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Latest News and Events

Legal aid lawyers want collective bargaining rights

Ontario’s legal aid lawyers — most of them women — say they are being denied the right to collective bargaining despite overwhelming support from their members.

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PLEI Connect: Creating an Online Community of Practice
It seems almost paradoxical, but online communities require a lot of offline work. Although they exist in virtual space, digital communities are created and maintained through the hard real-world work of people like Brenda Rose, project manager for PLEI Connect, an interactive online public legal education (PLE) website.

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Ontario reviewing access to criminal court records

The Ministry of the Attorney General is reviewing its policies on media access to criminal court records in a bid to make the province’s justice system more open and transparent.

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Ontario picks panel to improve First Nations presence on juries
The Ontario government will move forward with a plan to get more First Nations people on to jury rolls, naming a committee of aboriginal leaders and public servants to lead the push.

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LAO invests an additional $3 million in community and legal clinics
A news release from Legal Aid Ontario: Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is investing additional provincial funding of $3 million in 2013/14 to create two new funds that support Ontario’s community and legal aid clinics. This support includes:

LAO’s budget commitment

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CLEO’s report, Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels, is now available
Community Legal Education Ontario’s report Public Legal Education and Information in Ontario Communities: Formats and Delivery Channels is now available.

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Administrative Justice Support Network
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Lawsuits and Disputes
This section of the Ministry of the Attorney General website contains information on contracts and torts, suing and being sued, How do I find a lawyer or a paralegal?, the civil courts, mediation and arbitration, and landlord and tenant issues.

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Latest Training

Looking for a Family Law Lawyer
Recorded on February 23, 2012  – This webinar is designed for community workers and advocates who support women in finding a family law lawyer. It is a discussion about where to look for a family law lawyer, how to choose and work with one, and some options for clients who aren’t satisfied.

Presenting Organization:
METRAC

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