AVAILABLE SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP TOPICS

Community Advocacy Techniques

  • Advocacy Needs of the Poor and Marginalized
  • Special Issues in Working with the Poor and Marginalized
  • Identifying, Locating, and Documenting Resources: Federal, Provincial, Local
  • Networking and Establishing Helpful Contacts

Canada Pension Plan

  • Contribution Qualification Requirements for Disability Benefits
  • Medical Qualification Requirements for Disability Benefits
  • Disability Benefit Applications
  • Disability Benefit Appeals
  • Qualification Requirements for Retirement Benefits
  • Qualification Requirements for Survivor’s and Children’s Benefits

Consumer Protection

  • Collection Agencies
  • Consumer Reporting
  • Credit Repair
  • Unfair Business Practices: Door-to-Door Sales
  • Unfair Business Practices: Motor Vehicle Repair
  • Unfair Business Practices: Prepaid Services
  • Energy Re-billing
  • Cell Phone Contracts
  • Consumer Internet Fraud
  • Consumer Mail Fraud
  • Consumer Telephone Fraud
  • The National Do Not Call List
  • Payday Loans
  • Private Career Colleges
  • Used Motor Vehicle Purchases
  • Home Renovations

Employment Insurance Act

  • Types of Benefits and Qualifying for Them: Regular Benefits
  • Types of Benefits and Qualifying for Them: Maternity and Parental Benefits
  • Types of Benefits and Qualifying for Them: Sickness and Compassionate Care Benefits

Employment Standards Act

  • Types of Workers and Who Is Covered by the Act; Covered Employment
  • Areas of Protection: Wages and Hours
  • Areas of Protection: Overtime and Vacation/Holiday Pay
  • Areas of Protection: Termination Notice, Severance Pay
  • Filing a Claim under the ESA

Human Rights in Ontario

  • Federal and Provincial Human Rights Laws
  • Discriminatory Events under Human Rights Laws
  • Defences Under Human Rights Laws
  • Remedies Under Human Rights Laws
  • Filing a Federal Human Rights Claim: How To File and What Happens Next
  • Filing a Provincial Human Rights Claim: How To File and What Happens Next

Ontario Disability Support Program

  • Types of ODSP Benefits
  • ODSP Medical Qualification Requirements
  • ODSP Income Qualification Requirement
  • ODSP Asset Qualification Requirements
  • Completing and Filing the Medical Application for ODSP
  • ODSP Reviews and Appeal Processes

Ontario Works

  • Ontario Works Mandatory Benefits
  • Ontario Works Discretionary Benefits
  • Ontario Works Income Qualification Requirements
  • Ontario Works Asset Qualification Requirements
  • Applying for Ontario Works Benefits
  • Ontario Works Reviews and Appeal Processes

Residential Tenancies Act

  • Who is Covered by the RTA and the Role of the Landlord and Tenant Board
  • What You Need to Know About Residential Leases
  • What You Need to Know About Terminating A Residential Lease
  • What You Need to Know About Residential Rent
  • What You Need to Know About Privacy and Harassment Issues in Residential Tenancies
  • What You Need to Know About Residential Eviction Proceedings
  • What You Need to Know About Repairs and Maintenance of Residential Rental Properties
  • The Top 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Sign Your First Residential Lease

Victims’ Rights

  • Introduction to the Criminal Injuries Compensation System
  • Applying for Criminal Injuries Compensation: The Application and the Hearing Process
  • The Victims’ Bill of Rights Act
  • Enforcement of Restitution Orders for Victims of Crime

Youth Workshops

  • Life Skills Communication
  • Overview of the Criminal Law System
  • Adult vs. Youth Criminal Record and the Consequences of a Criminal Record
  • ESA and Young Workers’ Rights
  • Occupational Health and Safety for Young Workers
  • Human Rights and Youth
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Youth and Sentencing Circles