The Great Debate

The Ontario Justice Education Network is hosting the Great Debate on June 5, 2012. JFCY is not involved in this Debate, but is helping spread the word to those who may be interested.   The Great Debate Active Citizens Great Debate 2012: Youth Ideas on Legal Reform In celebration of OJEN’s 10th year anniversary, this…

Focus Group for Survivors of Sexual or Gender-based Violence

JFCY is not involved in this Focus Group, but is helping the Youth Alliance Project (YAP) to spread the word.  Below is a copy of their posting.  CALL OUT FOR FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS What:  a focus group about sexual assault, reporting to the police and healing from violence which will be led by youth facilitators and…

JFCY Newsletter: Shopping Malls

Hot off the presses, here is the JFCY Winter 2011/12 Newsletter on Shopping Malls. The newsletter has info about legal issues that can arise for youth at malls, as well as some JFCY staff and volunteer profiles, among other interesting stuff.  Check it out! Here are some comics and photos that were intended for the newsletter…

Suspensions and Expulsions

A recent NEWS ARTICLE article in the Toronto Star states that the number of suspensions and expulsions in Toronto public schools has gone down in the past year.  This is good news for youth, suggesting that schools are using progressive discipline more frequently and/or that students are exercising their right of appeal. Suspensions and expulsions are serious.…

JFCY is seeking volunteers

            JFCY is seeking volunteers for our annual fundraiser! Our annual event raises vital funds for our programs.  This year’s event will include a concert and silent auction.  It will take place in downtown Toronto in November.   Volunteers are needed to assist in advance preparations and also on the day…

MANY thanks to Bagel Time at 415 Yonge Street

JFCY and the Public Legal Education Team would like to thank Bagel Time, who generously allowed us to film one of our key scenes in their coffee shop. The nice men at Bagel Time keep the workers in the office tower at 415 Yonge Street well-fed.  You can find more about Bagel Time here: http://www.yelp.ca/biz/bagel-time-toronto We…

That’s Mine: personal property and leaving home

Youth leave home for a variety of reasons: Sometimes youth are kicked out by their parent(s), other times they may leave because of abuse, neglect, or excessive conflict. Sometimes they would just rather live somewhere else. It is a stressful time for everyone involved…and things can get even more stressful when youth try and get…