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  • Family legal education series returns: Regist...
  • September 5, 2014

    Family legal education series returns: Register now for one or all of Pro Bono Law Ontario’s upcoming sessions at Holland Bloorview, starting on September 23, 2014.

    Need information about legal issues? Interested in information about assistance for children with severe disabilities, education law, employment law, wills and estates, among other topics? Register now for one or all of Pro Bono Law Ontario’s upcoming family education sessions at Holland Bloorview, starting on September 23, 2014. Anyone can register to attend.

    September 23, 2014:  
    Education Law 
    Rights of the student  
    Responsibilities of the school board
    Presenter:  Glenn Stuart, Stuart Law
    Location: Holland Bloorview conference centre, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    October 2, 2014:
    Immigration Law
    Inviting family members to visit 
    Applying for permanent residency 
    Sponsoring family members
    Applying for government benefits 
    Presenter:  Mario Bellissimo, Bellissimo Law Group
    Location: Holland Bloorview conference centre, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    November 18, 2014:
    Assistance to Children with Severe Disability 
    Ontario Disability Support Funding Programs
    Tips for applying for Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD)/ Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
    Inviting family members to visit 
    Applying for Permanent residency 
    What to do if you application is denied
    ODSP & Henson Trusts (brief overview of estate planning issues) 
    Sponsoring family members
    Presenter:  Stephanie Dickson, Pro Bono Law Ontario 
    Location: Holland Bloorview conference centre, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    November 29, 2014:         
    One-Day Workshop on Bullying 
    Is your child being bullied or bullying others? 
    Practical strategies to help your child deal with bullies, and bully prevention
    How the legal system can help in the education setting
    Presenters:  Miriam Granger, Social Worker, SickKids, Glenn Stuart, Lawyer, Stuart Law, Stephanie Dickson, Pro Bono Law Ontario
    Location: Holland Bloorview conference centre, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

    January 21, 2015:
    Employment Law
    Employment Insurance Benefits and Sick Leave 
    Human rights and workplace accommodation 
    Presenter: Edward Majewski, Gowlings LLP
    Location: Holland Bloorview conference centre, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    March 3, 2015:  
    Consent and Capacity 
    Health care decisions
    Power of attorney, guardianship
    Privacy
    Property-related decision making 
    Presenters: Hannah Lee, lawyer, Pro Bono Law Ontario at Holland Bloorview, James Anderson, Bioethicist, and Sonia Pagura, Senior Director, Quality, Safety and Performance 
    Location: Holland Bloorview conference centre, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

    April 30, 2015:
    Wills and Estates
    Things to think about when setting up a will
    Trusts and wills
    Henson Trusts and ODSP
    Presenter: Faye Katz, Gowlings Law 
    Location: Holland Bloorview Family Resource Centre, 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

    Participants must register in advance at the Family Resource Centre. 
    A registration fee of $10 per event is required. A sliding subsidy is available.
    To register contact: resourcecentre@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220, ext. 3319.

    A limited number a supervised Ronald McDonald Playroom spots are available during the workshops. Contact 416-425-6220, ext. 3438 or dascott@hollandbloorview.ca to reserve a play space early.

    All sessions take place at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
    150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, M4G 1R8

    About Pro Bono Law Ontario at Holland Bloorview
    Pro Bono Law Ontario (PBLO) at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a medical legal partnership for low and moderate-income families whose children receive care at Holland Bloorview. Eligible clients and their families access free legal assistance via referral from a Holland Bloorview staff member to the on-site lawyer. The program helps clients and families find legal solutions to address non-medical issues that may impact a child’s health or a family’s capacity to care for their child. For more information about new onsite legal program, ask your clinician or a family support specialist in Holland Bloorview’s Family Resource Centre, call 416-425-6220 ext. 3319 or email resourcecentre@hollandbloorview.ca.