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 youth ages 16-24.

Format:

All workshops will start by providing practical legal information related to street-involved youth. This legal information will then be infused into scenarios commonly encountered by street-involved youth – a segment led by Acting Out, a program of SKETCH. Finally, participants will get to put their new knowledge into practice by applying it to the scenario in a manner that reflects real-life solutions.

Immediate feedback by Acting Out and the Street Youth Legal Services Lawyer is available for those who request it.

Topics covered will include practical knowledge on what service providers can do for young people:

  • The Ontario Human Rights Code: a guide to “discrimination” as defined by the code and how to support your clients through a Human Rights Complaint!
  • Cash Loans and Credit Agencies: legal rights and wrongs of the cash loan industry and how to advocate for your clients!

You will receive a Street Law Smarts Manual for attending the program.

To sign up now, click here.

Workshop Partners: Acting Out Sketch program of Sketch and the Street Youth Legal Services program of Justice for Children and Youth

This workshop is funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario