Hoarding – a human rights obstacle in housing

October 31st, 2023 by Hunter Stone

Hoarding is more complex than a simple housing issue. It is a recognized psychological disorder and therefore has human rights implications where it comes to accommodation and housing.

An example of hoarding. Credit: Donald Trung Quoc Don / Wikimedia Commons

Items piled as high as your eyes and the decay of takeout containers scattered throughout the unit; it’s a view we tune into for entertainment purposes on shows like “Hoarders: Buried Alive”. However, this type of unit condition is all too familiar for many housing providers across Ontario and the challenges which come from navigating it.

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Celebrating a year at our new office

October 31st, 2023 by Iler Campbell LLP

On October 12, 2023, Iler Campbell celebrated our new digs (a year late!) at 30 St. Patrick Street with clients and friends. Mercifully, it was a precipitation-free affair. Here are a few snaps from the evening:

Norlinda Padlan, Safia Lakhani, Andrew Tso (Alterna Credit Union), Fahima Karim (Alterna Credit Union), Alia Abaya (Circle Community LandTrust Inc. )

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ONPHA Convention

October 26th, 2023 by Hunter Stone

Iler Campbell is excited to be participating in ONPHA this year. Safia Lakhani will be presenting on key employment issues on Thursday, October 26th, and we’ll have our booth up at the tradeshow on Friday. Come say hi!

We’ll be closed on October 2, 2023 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 29th, 2023 by Hunter Stone

This day of public commemoration honours the children who never returned home and the survivors of residential schools. Affected families and communities are also remembered as part of the reconciliation process.

Our office will be closed on October 2, 2023, to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, held each year on September 30, 2023. The intention is to spend the day educating ourselves about this day and the ways in which our tragic history continues to affect indigenous communities.

If you’d like to lean more about National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please see this link.

ONCA Compliance & Document Review

September 19th, 2023 by Iler Campbell LLP

The Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, 2010 S.C.2020,c.15  (ONCA) took effect on October 19, 2021. All provincially incorporated non‑share corporations, not including co-operatives or insurance companies under the Corporations Act (Ontario), have until October 18, 2024, to ensure their governing documents, including their letters patent  and bylaws, comply with ONCA. The requirement applies equally to non‑share corporations created by special acts of the Ontario legislature. Continue reading “ONCA Compliance & Document Review”

Jordan Peterson learns that freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences

August 31st, 2023 by Michael Hackl

Jordan Peterson disciplinary action for alleged behaviour that violated his code of conduct as a psychologist.

Jordan Peterson speaking. Credit: Gage Skidmore / Flickr

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