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Legal Education Workshop on Supporting Non-Status Women

November 13, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Monday, November 13, 2017
12:15-1:15pm
FIFSW
Room 346

There is no registration fee. A light lunch will be provided.
For catering purposes REGISTER ONLINE at https://nov13-supporting-non-status-women.eventbrite.ca

 

Deepa Mattoo is the 2017 recipient of the Law Foundation of Ontario Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship. Ms Mattoo is currently the Legal Director at the Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. From January to December 2017, she will examine relationships between race, gender, and immigration status in partnership with the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, with academics from the faculties of law and sociology, and the Rights of Non-Status Women Network.

Ms. Mattoo’s fellowship is focused on the experiences of racialized women who become non-status immigrants or have precarious immigration status in Canada. She is examining relationships between race, gender, and immigration status as they relate to immigration and refugee law.

 

The aim of this project is to build the capacity of settlement workers, lawyers, and students to work with non-status, racialized women who have experienced gendered violence. This training will provide information on issues affecting racialized women who are precarious immigrants in Canada by exploring the relationship between race, gender, and immigration status.

This training will focus on the following three areas:

1. The benefits women qualify for under different immigration applicants.
2. A catalogue of gender-based IRPA statute framework and guidelines, as well an identification of the gaps in the legal framework.
3. An overview of the privacy legislation and the requirements of service providers to disclose information regarding non-status women.