Children and youth


Legal clinic to challenge Safe Streets Act

A Toronto legal clinic is looking to launch a constitutional challenge to the Safe Streets Act.

Fair Change Community Services Legal Clinic is working toward bringing a challenge of the act, which bans aggressive panhandling.

Lawyers say...


What can you do if you feel your housing is unsafe or you're nervous about your fire escape?

Tenants living in crowded houses or circumstances that make them feel nervous or unsafe should know their rights and fight for them, say tenant advocates.

But those advocates who say there are ways to improve safety and fight back...


Hard At Work: How do students live on unpaid internships?

From a CBC article in its Hard at Work series: Anne is making tough choices now that it's time to start the mandatory internship component of her post-graduate diploma at Western University. Will she graduate or pay her rent?



CCRC's 2017 Federal Budget Analysis

Information from the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children: Canada aspires to be an innovation nation, a focus of the commercial and social investments in Federal Budget 2017. It's a vision to create better livelihoods...


Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC)

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a network of Canadian organizations and individuals who promote respect for the rights of children.


Youth Justice Ontario

Youth Justice Ontario represents agencies that provide services to youth involved in the youth justice system in Ontario. Services range from prevention and early intervention programs, to custody and community aftercare. A directory of member...

Organization is operated by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It protects children from online sexual exploitation by receiving tips online or by phone about potentially illegal material and activities regarding the online sexual exploitation...


First Nations students learn how to file complaints against police in Thunder Bay, Ont.

From a CBC news item: Miranda Brown says she wanted to know if police officers are always right.

​The 15-year-old from Wapekeka First Nation said it can sometimes feel like that, especially when she's a long way from home...


App lets students make anonymous reports about bullying, unsafe behaviour

Reporting a bullying incident will soon be almost as simple as sending a text message for students in Toronto's Catholic school board.

Starting Wednesday, about 30,000...


Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

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