Starting Jan 1, 2018: 16 & 17 year olds can enter into a “Voluntary Youth Service Agreement” with CAS for protection services

A young person who is under the age of 18 can contact a Children’s Aid Society (CAS) if they are at risk of harm or facing harm. Harm can be physical, emotional, sexual harm, or neglect. It is new that 16 and 17 year olds who are not already getting help from CAS can now…

JFCY Intervention – Toronto Star v AG of Ontario

JFCY was granted intervention status in a case regarding media access to documents filed in Administrative and Quasi-Judicial Tribunal proceedings. In granting leave to intervene, JFCY’s vast experience and expertise was recognized by the Superior Court of Ontario – See paragraphs 21 and 22 of the decision: Toronto Star v AGO 2017 Dec 18  

Workshop for Students and Lawyers: How to make concepts of Social Justice Visible – workshop at JFCY on June 21st

What do you think of when someone says “social justice”? How does social justice connect to work in the justice system? What might be some ways that we can use to   figure this stuff out? Using drawings, cartoons, comics and other visual and collaborative methods, this workshop will help us think through some of our…

CCRC’s 2017 Federal Budget Analysis

To Build a “Strong, Fair Canada Built for Change” We Need Strong, Fair Childhoods Built for Change Canada aspires to be an innovation nation, a focus of the commercial and social investments in Federal Budget 2017. It’s a vision to create better livelihoods and an economy that thrives in a rapidly changing world. To get…

My Time at JFCY by Ben Mitchell, summer law student

Everyone chooses to become a lawyer for different reasons, and the law is boundless in both its flexibility and practicality. En tant qu’étudiant en droit, on peut facilement se perdre dans des notions abstraites et théoriques, qu’on s’imagine représentent fidèlement le monde à l’extérieur de la faculté. C’est seulement quand on sort de la salle…

Consultation on Immigration Program

On July 5, 2016, the Government of Canada launched consultations on the immigration program. JFCY’s response: JFCY submits that for the Federal Government must ensure that Canada’s immigration system and all its benefits are available to the most vulnerable and marginalized. Specifically, we speak of the ability of migrant children to naturalization, have access to…

Street Law Smarts Training on Wed, June 15, 2016

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Time: 10am-4pm (doors open at 9:30am, starts at 10am sharp) Place: Artscape Youngplace, Lower Level, 180 Shaw Street (near Queen West and Ossington Streets), Toronto, Ontario Cost: FREE…and so is the hearty vegetarian lunch provided on site Purpose: to provide relevant legal education and practice in advocacy for community professionals working with homeless and street involved…