Posts Tagged ‘education’

Ontario rollbacks to sex-ed curriculum prompt legal challenges

December 20th, 2018 by Safia Lakhani

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Though the election was only six months ago, the array of changes (or “rollbacks”) ushered in by the Ford regime is dizzying: from backtracking on the cap-and-trade program to cancelling the basic income pilot project, the government has wasted little time in cracking down on the initiatives undertaken by its predecessor. The government’s announcement in July 2018 that the province would be scrapping the modernized sexual education curriculum developed by the Liberal government in 2015 and returning to the 1998 curriculum pending further consultations falls squarely in line with this trend.

The government’s decision to revert back to the 1998 curriculum has prompted considerable backlash from educators, parents, and students, and has also prompted four separate legal challenges.

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Join us Feb 22 for co-ownership speed dating!

February 13th, 2018 by Iler Campbell

Looking for someone to co-buy a house with? Come out on Thursday, February 22 for co-ownership speed dating.

Join us for an evening of co-ownership knowledge, mixing, mingling and even speed dating for co-ownership. You will hear from experts who currently support co-ownership as well meet others interested in co-owning.

Meet at the Duke of York (39 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto) at 6:30pm. To register visit

We’re teaming up with mortgage broker, Lesley Tenaglia and real estate agent Lesli Gaynor for this event. Iler Campbell lawyers Safia Lakhani and Lauren Blumas will be on hand providing general legal information on co‑ownerships.

Co-buying has been getting lots of press. Check out an article about this event!

Iler Campbell at the CHFT Fall 2017 Education Event

September 27th, 2017 by Iler Campbell

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto’s 2017 Toronto Fall Education Event is October 21 at Oakham House on Ryerson’s campus.

Katie Douglas will be leading a workshops called “Am I allowed to …? What you can and can’t do in your unit”

You can read about the event here and register here.

Fall Events Roundup

September 23rd, 2016 by Iler Campbell

Hoarding: New Approaches to Community Management – Oct 20 ‑ Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

VHA Home HealthCare is running this conference that we think may be of interest. Celia Chandler will be attending (not presenting). See here for details and to register.

CHFC 2016 London Fall Education Event – October 29 ‑ London

Celia Chandler will be running a workshop of human rights in housing co‑ops. See the event brochure here. Register here.

2016 CWCF-CoopZone Conference – November 2‑5 – Vancouver

Celia Chandler will be co‑presenting a workshop about legal issues in Worker Co‑ops. See the conference website for full details and to register.

ONPHA Conference and Trade Show – November 4‑6 – Sharaton Centre Toronto

We will have a booth at the trade show. If you’re attending please stop by and say ‘hi!’

Lauren Blumas will be co‑presenting a workshop titled “Expect the unexpected: Working with tenants and their familiesSee the conference website for full details and to register.

CHFT 2016 Fall Education Event – November 19 – Oakham House, Toronto

Michael Hackl will be participating in a panel about legal issues in co‑ops. Here is the event brochure. Register for the event here.

CHFT Diversity Scholarships a rousing success

July 7th, 2016 by Iler Campbell
Past and present CHFT Diversity Scholarship winners join CHFT ED Tom Clement on stage at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, June 29.

Past and present CHFT Diversity Scholarship winners join CHFT ED Tom Clement on stage at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, June 29

When leaders at the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto first got the idea of giving out scholarships to deserving co-op members, their goal was one scholarship a year. They blew past that goal in no time at all. Since launching the CHFT Diversity Scholarships in 2004 they’ve assisted 260 students with their post-secondary education. The scholarships emphasize community involvement and commitment to diversity.

Iler Campbell is proud to be among the over 60 companies, organizations and individuals which together have donated over $1.2 million to help make this happen. College and university partners have granted a further $300,000. Several of our staff had the privilege of attending this year’s scholarship event at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on June 29 which saw awards given out to this year’s 28 winners.

The success of this project has led to its recent expansion across Canada. In partnership with CHF Canada, a further $200,000 in scholarships have been given out to students living in co-ops in Ontario, British Columbia, Manitoba and Nova Scotia.

Celia Chandler at CHFT Fall Education Event

September 23rd, 2015 by Iler Campbell

Celia Chandler will be leading a workshop at the Co-operative Housing Federation of Toronto’s Fall Education Event on Saturday October 24th. She will be discussing human rights in a co-op setting and the duty to accommodate.

Also at the event are Viola Bardhoshi and Dionne Reid of Prentice Yates & Clark. All three presenters will also be at Tools Conference on November 25.

Learn more about CHFT’s event here.