Children and youth


How safe is Toronto's music scene?

From a NOW Magazine article: The first time Jane* went to Bloor and Bathurst event venue Coda, the now 30-year-old woman says she was physically and verbally harassed by the same man for 20 minutes before she reached her breaking...


Two groups seek intervener status at former child refugee Abdoul Abdi’s judicial review

Two advocacy groups are seeking to intervene in the judicial review of the case of Abdoul Abdi, a former Somali child refugee fighting to stay in Canada.

Lawyers for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Justice for Children and Youth...


Large companies join forces to hire 40,000 Canadian youth

Eight large companies have joined forces under the banner Opportunity for All Youth (OFAY) to hire 40,000 youth facing employment barriers over the next five years, starting by offering more than 150 jobs to young people in Toronto this June...


May 22 & 23: Racial Justice Forum: Lead the Change

Information from Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change: For the past ten years Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change has been engaged in a broad range of racial justice change-making education and advocacy efforts and activities around...


Child, Youth and Family Services Act now in force

Information from the Government of Ontario: Ontario has passed the Child, Youth and Family Services Act (CYFSA). It...


If we truly want to rehabilitate incarcerated youth, we must stop putting them in solitary confinement

From a CBC News opinion piece: A couple of weeks ago, a jury looking into the suicide of Yousef Mohamed Hussein, an inmate who took his own life in segregation in an Ottawa detention centre back in 2016, came out with 29 ...


April 25: Your Privacy Rights

Information provided by Toronto Public Library: In Canada, the right to privacy is rooted in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter does not specifically mention privacy or the protection of personal information....


Indigenous, Black children over-represented in foster care and group homes, inquiry says

Indigenous and Black children are over-represented in foster care and group homes overseen by children's aid societies across the province, an Ontario Human Rights Commission inquiry confirms.



Youth-Police Dialogues: A chat with Ontario Justice Education Network

From a PLE Learning Exchange Ontario blogpost: Guest author Michelle Thompson joins us today to share an interview she conducted about an innovative project that brings police and marginalized youth together.



Most Canadians killed in police encounters since 2000 had mental health or substance abuse issues

More than 460 people have died in encounters with police across Canada since the year 2000, and a substantial majority suffered from mental health problems or symptoms of drug abuse, a CBC News investigation has found.

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