Navigating COVID in a unionized workplace: considerations for remote working and returning to the workplace

September 16th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

This is part of a series of webinars we’re running all September long. Check out the other events here!

We’ve just posted a recording of Michael Hackl’s webinar, “Navigating COVID in a unionized workplace: considerations for remote working and returning to the workplace” Check it out below.

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Client Profile: St. Clare’s celebrates opening 22 new deeply affordable housing units

September 16th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

The new building with its cut-steel artwork adorning the balconies.

St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing Society is a charitable organization that provides affordable mixed-income housing in downtown Toronto. St. Clare’s was formed in 1998 by people who knew that the only way to end homelessness was to build affordable housing. This summer, St. Clare’s celebrated the opening of 22 new deeply affordable units in Toronto’s Kensington Market neighborhood.

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Virtual town hall: Best practices for housing co-ops during COVID-19

September 14th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

Looking for more legal education this Wednesday? After signing off from Michael Hackl’s webinar on navigating COVID in a unionized workplace, sign on to CHF Canada’s virtual town hall. Celia Chandler will be on hand providing answers from a legal perspective to attendee questions on best practices for housing co-ops during the pandemic. She will be joined by experts in public health and insurance.

Sign up for the event here.

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The how-tos of housing co-ownership

September 9th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

This is part of a series of webinars we’re running all September long. Check out the other events here!

We’ve just posted a recording of Claudia Pedrero’s webinar, “The how-tos of housing co-ownership.” Check it out below.

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way forward

September 2nd, 2020 by Iler Campbell

This is part of a series of webinars we’re running all September long. Check out the other events here!

We’ve just posted a recording of Celia Chandler’s webinar, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way forward.” Check it out below.

Webinar description:

We all know we’re going to die but most of us assume it’s a long time in the future. COVID 19 made us think a little more about the prospect of death and dying. If you have put off making a will or you’ve had some major life changes and haven’t updated your will, this session is for you. We’ll talk about why having a will makes it easier for the people you leave behind. We’ll also talk about what a power of attorney for personal care and a power of attorney for property are and why you should have those too.

Non-profit boards: try not to ‘Zoom’ past equitable governance

August 31st, 2020 by Karly Wilson

This article was first published on rabble.ca.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had the unique ability to highlight social areas where inequality and inequity have been lurking for ages. Gender discrimination in the workplace is no exception.

There have been countless articles addressing the extra burden that the pandemic has placed on women, often centring the many complexities of domestic labour division and child care. Even without these larger issues, smaller forms of discrimination, or microaggressions, persist during the pandemic as well, even as our work lives have moved almost entirely online.

It has never been easier to work remotely, and professionals across the country have been lauding the advancements in technology that have made working possible during the pandemic. Zoom meetings, “fax by email,” Facetime calls, constant texting — they all allow employers to replicate the workplace experience for employees from the comfort of their home offices (or living room couches, or kitchens, or bedrooms). For many women, these technologies have not only replicated the issues they already experienced at work, but have exacerbated them.

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