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Advocacy and Empowerment for Tenants
In part one of our Housing series, we learned about the laws, regulations and how the system is structured around tenancy rights. We will now look at our own advocacy skills, and learn about the ways that tenants are taking back their homes, fighting against gentrification and how social workers can support tenants to advocate for themselves. We will also learn about resources available to tenants and explore the ways that social workers can intervene in the issues that tenants are facing.

This is the second in a two part series on the topic of housing. See below for more information on the first webinar:

Topic: Housing Rights for Tenants presented on April 7th
Access the Recording: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1714905409795030032

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $20.

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

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May 31, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Aruna Boodram
Paralegal - Community Legal Worker @South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario
Aruna Boodram (they/she) is a queer, gender expansive community organizer and legal worker from the Caribbean diaspora based on Treaty 13 territory. She is a licensed Paralegal and Community Legal Worker with the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario. She has been practicing law in the legal clinic system since 2013 and has worked in Tenant Rights & Advocacy across the GTA for the past 10 years. In addition to her legal work, she has been actively involved in social justice, abolition and liberation movements as a community facilitator and educator for over 2 decades. Aruna is also an MSW candidate, the Advice Columnist for Shameless Magazine, Council Member for the Children’s Peace Theatre and a National Family Advisor for the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation.