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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Getting the Flu Vaccine Protects You and Your Kids
Starting this week, the free flu vaccine is available at doctors' offices and at community and workplace flu immunization clinics. It is also available for those five years of age and older through trained pharmacists at almost 2,400 Ontario pharmacies.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

LAO Offers Family Law & Immigration Services at York Region Legal Clinic
Starting Oct. 23, 2014, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will be offering family law and immigration services at the Community Legal Clinic of York Region.

Two Ottawa LAO Offices are Temporarily Closed for Walk-in Visits
Due to an ongoing security situation, the Ottawa District Office and Ottawa Integrated Legal Services Office are temporarily closed for walk-in visits. Staff may have limited ability to communicate during this time.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is an exciting time for children of all ages and a great opportunity to review safety rules to make sure fun is had by all.

Monday, October 20, 2014

LAO Increases Hours Available for Child Protection Cases
Starting November 3, 2014, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) is providing more time for lawyers to help clients who are involved in a court proceeding with a child protection agency.

Hunter Safety is a Priority
With hunting season getting underway, Ontario hunters are reminded that safety needs to be their first priority when they head into the woods this autumn.

My Financial Literacy Selfie Contest
For Financial Literacy Month in November, the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) invites Canadians to take part in activities that will help increase their financial knowledge.

Friday, October 17, 2014

More Countries Added to the DCO List
Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has announced that 5 new countries: Liechtenstein, Monaco, Romania and San Marino, are now part of the Designated Countries of Origin (DCO) list as of October 10, 2014. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Three New Job-Protected Leaves To Come Into Effect
On October 29, 2014, Bill 21, the Employment Standards Amendment Act, comes into force. This includes the Family Caregiver, Critically Ill Child Care, and Crime-Related Child Death or Disappearance Leaves.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Celebrate Citizenship Week
October 13 to 19, 2014 is Citizenship Week. There will be several citizenship ceremonies, reaffirmation ceremonies and other activities taking place this week.

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