When people have difficulty communicating, they have difficulty accessing justice. This is the theme for the recently-established Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa network. Spearheaded by South Ottawa Community Legal Services (SOCLS), Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa is comprised of over 42 community agencies across the city. Its goal is to better link agency clients with a communication-related impairment with […]
I recently had the opportunity to talk with Louise Toone, staff lawyer at Ottawa’s bilingual Student Legal Aid Service Society (SLASS), about the hands-on legal experience her law students are getting by working at the university’s legal clinic.
Long before his tenure as Dean of Law at the University of Ottawa, Bruce Feldthusen played an active role in poverty law services. A strong advocate for the provision of french-language legal services and a tireless supporter for Student Legal Aid Services Societies, he has worn many hats. And now, after 13 years, Dean Feldthusen stepped down on June 30.
I had the opportunity to talk with Kathleen Patterson, who is one of the psychotherapists for the Centre Francophone de Toronto (CFT)’s Espace Jeunesse (Youth Space) program, which focuses on providing mental health services to francophone children and teens in the Toronto-area.