PLE Volunteer Spotlight: Georjo Tabucan

Profile written by fellow JFCY volunteer Arif Hussain.Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and interview Mr. Georjo Tabucan about his volunteering experiences with the Public Legal Education Team here at JFCY thus far. Georjo comes from a diverse academic and professional background with a very keen interest in the field of law. Like…

Year in Review: JFCY and the PLE Team!

Both JFCY and the PLE Team had a great year in 2012.JFCY’s work in 2012 JFCY lawyers assisted hundreds of young people this year with various legal issues, ranging from defending youth on charges under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, representing youth in family court in making claims for financial support, advocacy around entitlement to social…

Behind the Scenes with the PLE Team

The YouTube subcommittee of the PLE Team was busy this week filming a video on school expulsions.  The video examines some of the consequences of getting caught selling and buying drugs on school property.Here is a look behind the scenes at our youth volunteers: Thanks to everyone involved:Arif (writer and director)Bianca (law student writer)Andrea (JFCY…

How to change your name in Ontario

http://eb-blog-blog.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/Screen-shot-2012-05-23-at-3.07.52-PM.png Scenario: Sarah Smith, age 17 began exploring different religions when she was 14.  For the past two years she has been observing Islam and now self-identifies as a practicing Muslim.  Her parents were confused at first but have seen that she is serious about her decision to convert from Christianity to Islam and now support her choice.  …

Fake ID and the Law: Video

Ever wondered about the potential legal consequences for getting caught with fake or borrowed ID? Check out this video produced by the PLE Team.  Click here to watch the video! Learn about the law around fake IDs in Ontario.  Watch these three teens as they learn about the possible consequences for getting caught with fake or…

Video: Leaving Home

Check out this new video that deals with legal issues that can arise when youth leave home.   Click on the link below to learn about the legal and practical issues that Terence must consider as he decides whether to leave home and live on his own at the age of 16.  To read more…

BULLYING ZINE

Just in time for the Day of Pink, the JFCY PLE Team has released its Bullying Zine. Click here to read it! This zine has articles and info on many topics relating to bullying, as well as comics and other graphics. It was directed and edited by Leora Jackson, a U of T law student…

New Video: Age of Consent

Check out JFCY’s new video on age of consent.  For those of you who want the details in brief, there’s a quick summary of the law below: Consent to sex is always your decision – The Canadian law requires that all people participating in sexual activity must give their own consent: you decide whether you…

Behind the Scenes with the PLE Team

On December 20 some members of the YouTube Subcommittee of the PLE Team shot a public legal education video. The topic: Age of Consent for Sexual Activity, an area of law that is commonly misunderstood. The volunteers worked with Andrea to come up with a script and plan. Stay tuned for the release of this…