I’m Ojibway. I come from a line of women who are survivors of displacement. And despite what they went through—maybe even because of it—I believe that we all need to see, learn about and celebrate the positive impact that Aboriginal Peoples have on this country.
At LAO, we understand that women pursuing demanding careers in law face specific challenges at home and in the workplace. Legal Aid Ontario has made a variety of efforts to create an environment that lessens barriers for women in law. Here is one woman’s story.
April 28th is World Day for Safety and Health at Work – a day to raise awareness that workplace stress has become a global issue. This year, the theme of the International Labour Organization (ILO) is “Workplace Stress: A collective challenge.” To address this theme, the ILO will feature a current global trends report on work-related stress and how we can build a preventative approach to a very large problem.
The Halton Legal Health Check-Up demonstrates what communities can do to address the gap between legal aid resources and the extent and depth of legal need.
On February 25, 2016, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) CEO David Field spoke to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. His contribution was part of a national discussion, hosted by the Senate, on delays in Canada’s criminal justice system. Here is a summary of David’s recommendations (Part 2 of 2)
On February 25, 2016, Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) CEO David Field spoke to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs. His contribution was part of a national discussion, hosted by the Senate, on delays in Canada’s criminal justice system. Here is a summary of David’s views about the problem (Part 1 of 2)
As a government agency, it’s one thing to say that you have an obligation under the French Language Services Act to provide French language services. It’s yet another to build a culture in an organization that truly embraces this. Encouraging the spirit of Francophonie is vital for any organization serving Francophone clients.
Lawyers and social workers bring very different approaches to frontline client service but does that mean that the two professions should never meet?
An insightful story, How Aboriginal lawyers are fixing the mess Canada made, recently ran in Precedent magazine. It featured the moving perspective of LAO’s Aboriginal Justice Strategy Policy Counsel Fallon Melander, along with the views of two other Aboriginal lawyers. Fallon’s motivation in going to law school, she says in this story, was to work for her people. She and the other […]
Infographic: Unite to End Violence against Women Infographic: Unite to End Violence against Women From Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to Dec. 10, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days Campaign is a time to inspire action to end violence against women and girls around the world. 83% of […]
Dec. 1, 2015 is World AIDS Day: an annual event held since 1988 to recognize the barriers faced by people living with HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day also serves to highlight issues around the world related to HIV/AIDS. This year’s theme, “Getting to Zero,” highlights the need for zero new infections, zero deaths, and, just as […]