OBA CPD: Roadmap for Change, Inquest on Death of Katelynn Sampson

Mary Birdsell, JFCY’s Executive Director will be chairing an Ontario Bar Association’s program on the Inquest on the Death of Katelynn Sampson. The Jury’s recommendations were released on April 29, 2016:  Katelynn Sampson Inquest Recommendations OBA event details (1.5 substantive CPD hours): Speakers Anamika Baijnath, Child and Youth Advocate, Office of the Provincial Advocate for…

We’re moving on March 24, 2016

JFCY will be moving on March 24, 2016 to 55 University Ave, 15th Floor, Toronto, ON M5J 2H7.  The phone number remains the same: 416-920-1633.

“Spanking” law may be repealed

JFCY challenged the corporal punishment provisions and in 2005, the Supreme Court of Canada upheld the constitutionality of s.43 of the Criminal Code and placed restrictions on the “spanking” laws.  Read more about JFCY’s court challenge, research and other repeal efforts.

2015 Annual Report

We recently held our AGM and Annual Fundraiser; the 2015 JFCY Annual Report is now available!

JFCY 2015 Fundraiser on Nov 5, 2015

Dear Friends, It is that time of year when we reach out – to invite you to celebrate, and ask for your support in meeting the needs of our vulnerable clients. Please join us for annual Annual General Meeting (AGM) and fundraising event to help Kids in crisis. All proceeds from the event will help support…

Save the Date: Nov 5, 2015

JFCY’s annual AGM and Fundraiser will be held at The Gates, 66 Gerrard St East, Toronto. AGM starts at 6:30 p.m. & the Fundraiser starts at 7:30 p.m. Details to follow.

That’s Not Fair! Activities, games and lesson plans from CCLET

The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust is pleased to announce that, thanks to a grant from the Law Foundation of Ontario, its That’s Not Fair! web site is now available in French and in English. The six amusing videos now feature subtitles in both languages – great for language learners and those with hearing impairment.…

Global consultation on young people’s views about how governments spend public money

Dear colleagues and friends: You are invited to support an international children’s consultation about public expenditure. The Centre for Children’s Rights at Queen’s University Belfast is working with a group of international NGOs (including Plan, Save the Children, Eurochild, CRC Asia, etc) to facilitate a global consultation on children and young people’s views about how…

Acting Out! Street Law Smarts 2015 workshops

The Street Youth Legal Services program at JFCY has teamed up with Sketch (creative enterprise for youth 16-29 living homeless and on the margins) to create a training opportunity for youth workers, CAS workers and shelter workers.  Please view the Acting Out! flyer for more information and contact details to book a workshop.