A Free Workshop on Residency Requirements for Accessing Benefits


A Professional Development/Training Opportunity for Community Service Providers and legal clinic caseworkers

At this workshop, find out about the residency requirements for accessing various government benefits, including Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP), Old Age Security (OAS), Canada Child Benefit (CCB), and Toronto subsidized housing. Let’s explore what role community service providers could play to assist their clients.

Date: Friday, November 25, 2016
Time: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Location:  Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, Ontario


  • Soraya Farha, Vice Chair, Health Services Appeal and Review Board
  • Caroline Rutter, Legal Counsel, Social Security Tribunal and Special Advisor, Office of the Vice-Chair Income Security
  • Jackie Esmonde, Staff Lawyer, Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)
  • Karen Andrews, Staff Lawyer, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)


Please click here to register via Eventbrite.
Please send the following information to mcsalegalclinic@gmail.com: your name, email address, organization, and  telephone & fax number, Please put “2016 training” in subject line

If you need any further information please contact Yan Chen at (416) 971-9674 or by email to: cheny@lao.on.ca

Organized by Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic

The Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic is a community based legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario which provides free legal services to low income, non-English speaking clients from the Chinese, Vietnamese, Laotian and Cambodian communities in Toronto.

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