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Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Our clinic has received an increased number of complaints relating to a variety of financial scams. Scammers are taking advantage of the COVID‑19 pandemic by sending fraudulent emails and phone calls that attempt to trick you sending them money, or to disclose your […]

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Background On April 29, 2021, the Government of Ontario introduced “COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit,” a paid sick leave plan through Bill 284, Covid-19 Putting Workers First Act. This Bill amends the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”), requiring employers to provide employees with up to 3 days of paid infectious disease emergency leave (also known […]

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Many community organizations and legal clinics are pushing for access to CCB for all children in Canada, regardless of their parents’ status in this country. Earlier this month, the Willowdale Community Legal Clinic initiated a petition that was endorsed by their local MP, Han Dong.  The petition calls on the government “to to reduce child poverty […]

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Prepared by: Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic Current as of: April 15, 2021 OVERVIEW On April 14, 2021, the Government of Canada announced public policies that create new pathways to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates. This time-limited program will grant permanent status to temporary workers and recent graduates who […]

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By Angelyn Francis Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Sat., March 27, 2021 After an alarming uptick in hate crimes over the last year and the mass shooting that left eight dead in Atlanta, Asian communities are speaking up about anti-Asian hate and people are listening. Racism against the Asian community is by no means new, but one of […]

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By Olivia Bowden Staff Reporter Tue., March 23, 2021 Avvy Go was walking home from work on a summer day in Toronto last year when a group of young people blocked her route on the sidewalk. Without a word, one person spat at her, the spittle landing at Go’s feet. Horrified, Go yelled, “Excuse me!” but the […]

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Our clinic director Avvy Go did an interview on CBC “Day 6”. More details: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/day6/anti-asian-discrimination-game-boy-advance-turns-20-olympic-comeback-loretta-lynn-s-latest-record-and-more-1.5955079

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