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Hoskins announces new mental health workers for troubled Pikangikum First Nation

Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins is announcing funding for 20 full-time mental health workers for Pikangikum First Nation -- a remote community struggling with a suicide crisis and pressing mental health needs from about 380 people seeking...

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Many Indigenous families not applying for Canada child benefit: documents

Many Indigenous families on reserves and in the North have not been applying for the Canada child benefit because they are either unaware of the program or they are not filing their income taxes — a requirement for eligibility in the program....

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Indigenous women receive 'harsher punishments' in prison, ex-inmate tells solitary confinement trial

A woman who spent more than 1,100 days in solitary confinement – including one near-continuous stretch lasting more than two years – says Indigenous prisoners were treated worse than non-Indigenous inmates.

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 19 July 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world. 

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Federal Ombudsman investigating if women and kids living in...

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 14 July 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world. 

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Seven months in a shelter, still searching for a home:
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Families want more resignations from missing, murdered women inquiry

Cries from frustrated families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls grew louder Wednesday as advocates in different parts of the country called for a reboot of the study following the resignation of a Metis...

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Four more Indigenous youth take own lives in Northern Ontario, sparking calls for actions

Indigenous leaders in Northern Ontario say community workers are exhausted and their children are dealing with tragedy upon tragedy after four more young people – three of them under the age of 16 – took their own lives in...

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Alberta Court of Appeal ruling on Gladue murder case a win for women's, Indigenous groups

The reversal of a controversial 2015 acquittal of an Ontario man charged with killing an Indigenous woman in Edmonton is being hailed as a precedent-setting victory by those involved in the appeal.

Two years ago, a jury found Bradley...

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 30 June 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world. 

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Star editorial: Wynne government should dump cruel panhandling ban:...

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Ottawa's solitary bill is a start. Now the provinces must do better: Opinion

From a Globe and Mail opinion piece by Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission: On Monday, the federal...

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