Aboriginal peoples


MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women's Association

From CBC Radio's The Current: Since the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women officially launched last September, criticisms have been mounting.

Many family members of missing and  and murdered...


Chiefs Call for Inquest as NAN Mourns Loss of Another Youth in Care

From a Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) news release: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for accountability by the Government of Ontario following the loss of four NAN youth in care in the past six...


Inquiry into missing and murdered will not talk to most families until the fall

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, which was supposed to start hearing from family members of victims this spring, is putting off most of that testimony until the fall, another delay in a...


ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 May 2017

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

Top stories include:

On International Workers Day, migrant workers are still precarious and...


What is Ontario doing to address violence against Indigenous women?

Indigenous communities in Ontario have worked collaboratively with the provincial government to develop Walking Together: Ontario's Long-Term Strategy to End Violence...


Racial profiling occurs at Ontario airports, malls, and schools, report says

Racial profiling is alive and well in Ontario, according to a new survey by the province's human rights commission — with more than 1,500 Ontarians reporting experiences of being racially profiled not...


Focus: Aboriginal approach to child welfare brings results

From a Law Times article: When the Toronto-based Aboriginal Legal Services decided to offer an aboriginal approach to child welfare, it turned to an elder for a name, offering tobacco.

A ceremony was held and the elder...


Ontario Energy Support Program to benefit more consumers, increase credits by 50%

From an Ontario Energy Board news release: Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP...


Law society discovers 'systemic weaknesses' in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers

The Law Society of Upper Canada is reviewing its approach to handling complaints from Indigenous people who say they have been misrepresented by lawyers.

A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora, Ont., "exposed serious systemic...


Northern Ontarians suffer from poor health and access to care: report

From a Toronto Star article: Nearly 300 kilometres separate Timmins from Sudbury. That's the distance France Picotte has had to drive with her mothers and sisters-in-law when they needed...

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