Seminar and Workshop Training Topics

Advocacy Techniques

  • Self Advocacy
  • How to be an Effective Self-Advocate
  • Community Advocacy
  • Social Justice Advocacy

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

  • Debt Settlement Agencies and Agreements
  • 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
  • Types of Benefits and Qualifying for Them: Family Caregiver Benefits
  • Appealing Employment Insurance Decisions

Employment Standards Act

  • Types of Workers and Who Is Covered by the Act; Covered Employment
  • Areas of Protection: Wages, Hours, and Pay Stubs
  • Areas of Protection: Overtime and Vacation/Holiday Pay
  • Areas of Protection: Termination Notice, Severance Pay
  • Worker Leaves under the Act: Pregnancy and Parental; Family Medical; Family Caregiver; Critical Illness; Child Death/Crime-Related Child Death and Disappearance; Sick, Bereavement, and Family Responsibility; Organ Donor; Reservist; and Domestic or Sexual Violence Leaves
  • 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 Protected by the Act?
  • Residential Leases
  • Ending a Residential Lease Early
  • Residential Rent Rules
  • Privacy Rights
  • Protection Against Harassment
  • The Basics of Residential Evictions
  • Repair and Maintenance
  • The Role of the Landlord and Tenant Board

Youth Workshops

  • 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 Cannabis Laws
  • Your Age and the Law
  • Internet and Phone Activities
  • Housing Laws and Youth
  • Pay Day Loans and Youth

Mental Health Topics

  • Overview of Ontario Mental Health Laws
  • Substitute Decision Making
  • Assessment and Hospitalization
  • Consent to Treatment
  • Community Treatment Orders
  • Privacy Rights