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Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Board & Staff of Kingston Community Legal Clinic invite you to our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. We are excited to return to an in-person meeting this year after two years of meeting remotely.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by email to rachel.evans@kclc.clcj.ca or by phone to 613-541-0777 ext. 28 by Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

We hope to see you there!

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The Colour Purple – What Does it Have to Do with Gender Based Violence?

Reposted from The Legal Clinic Sexual Harassment at Work Project

During the month of November, you may see a lot of purple around your community. It is the colour used in campaigns that focus on raising awareness about gender-based violence. Discussing violence in the greater community has a short history compared to the use of the colour purple to advocate for social change.

For the full article from Carrie Sinkowski, CLICK HERE

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It Takes a Village to End Violence, Including Vets, Dentists Hairdressers, RMTs and Employers

Reposted from The Legal Clinic Sexual Harassment at Work Project

Levels of domestic violence have skyrocketed since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most people who experience domestic violence are afraid to reach out for help and/or don’t know who to reach out to. Thankfully there are innovative projects around the world that have been working on educating dentists, hairdressers, massage therapists and small to large-scale businesses to identify the signs of domestic violence and provide support and resources to survivors in a safe manner.

For the full article by Asha Jeejeebhoy-Swalwell, CLICK HERE.

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Show Your Support for Women Experiencing Violence on November 25th!

Reposted from The Legal Clinic Sexual Harassment at Work Project

On November 25, 2022, Ontarians will join in solidarity with women and their supports across Canada and around the world to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. November 25th marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence that ends on World Human Rights Days, on December 10th. In Canada, during these 16 days, we also observe the National Day of Remembrance and Action of Violence Against Women, which occurs every year on December 6th on the anniversary of the murder of 14 women at Polytechnique in Montreal 33 years ago.

For the full article from Claire McMenemy with details on events an actions you can join on November 25th, CLICK HERE.

Employment, News, Social Assistance, Taxation

ON THE RADAR: Changes to Benefits Aimed at Rising Cost of Living

Re-posted from ON THE RADAR, a publication of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

The provincial and federal governments recently made changes to some financial benefits and policies. These changes are aimed at helping people with the increased cost of living. For more information, check out the November issue of ON THE RADAR!

This post gives general legal information. For legal advice for a specific situation please CONTACT KCLC.

COVID-19, Employment Insurance (EI), Legal, News

ON THE RADAR: Back to Pre-Pandemic Rules for Employment Insurance

Re-posted from ON THE RADAR, a publication of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

The Government of Canada made many temporary changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The last of these changes ended on September 24, 2022. For more information, check out the October issue of ON THE RADAR!

This post gives general legal information. For legal advice for a specific situation please CONTACT KCLC.

COVID-19, Employment

ON THE RADAR: Changes to Sick Leave & Layoff Rules Related to COVID-19

Re-posted from ON THE RADAR, a publication of Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

In July, the Ontario government made big changes to the leave program created because of COVID-19. For more information, check out the August issue of ON THE RADAR!

This post gives general legal information. For legal advice for a specific situation please CONTACT KCLC.

News, Social Assistance

Kingston Community Legal Clinic Among Groups Calling for Social Assistance Rate Boost

Check out the Kingston Whig Standard’s recent interview with John Done about the need for increased social assistance rates in Ontario.

https://www.thewhig.com/news/local-news/kingston-community-legal-clinic-among-groups-calling-for-ontario-support-programs-boost

For legal advice for a specific situation please CONTACT KCLC.