Aboriginal peoples


Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

A telephone helpline that offers support for Indigenous women in Northern Ontario is expanding its services to the rest of Ontario on Friday.

After six years of operation, Talk4Healing has received funding from the provincial...


October 22-26: Social Justice Week at Ryerson

Information from Ryerson University: The 8th Social Justice Week at Ryerson University highlights the inspiring, and often under-appreciated, efforts of grassroots organizations and community members currently involved in...


October 25: Community Information Session in Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre would like to invite you to a FREE community information session on The Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL):

· What is the OCL?...


Indigenous children still being treated unequally by provinces, says advocate

A First Nations children's advocate says Indigenous kids are still not being treated equally because provinces and territories are shirking their responsibilities.

Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family...


Politicians can't interfere with where and how Tori Stafford's killer serves her time: Opinion

From a Globe and Mail opinion piece: Benjamin Perrin is a professor of law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and Munk Senior Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute for Public Policy. He...


Countdown to #A2J2018

Ontario's third annual Access to Justice Week begins on Monday, October 22. This year's program features the following programs, online registration opens soon. There will be sessions on these topics:

  • Mental Health – Access and Ethics...


Coroner's Report Shows Urgent Need for Change

From a Nishnawbe Aski Nation news release: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will propose that an implementation committee be convened to ensure a collaborative effort in the implementation of...


Sixties Scoop survivors now eligible for compensation after approval of settlement

The long and winding road of getting compensation for Indigenous people who were victims of the notorious Sixties Scoop has come to an end after two courts approved a settlement reached with the federal government late last year.

The Sixties...


Truth and Reconciliation Commission leaves most calls to action unmet, despite federal government's commitment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded to the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission by promising that his government would implement all of the commission's calls to action but, nearly three years later, the progress has been slow.


After decades of silence, Canada's one-time most dangerous woman slams justice system

Lisa Neve was once labelled the most dangerous woman in Canada.

Today she's speaking out about a justice system that nearly sent her away for life, a system with a rising number of Indigenous women behind bars, a system facing a ...

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