October 6: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression: the IRB Chairperson's Guideline

Information from the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR): Participate in this webinar to learn about the recently issued ...


School can refuse admission of child of same-sex couple

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled in favour of an evangelical Christian school that would not admit the son of a same-sex couple over the school's stance on same-sex marriage.

The unnamed married couple and their son, who live in a...


Program that put armed officers in schools suspended by TDSB trustees

Trustees with the Toronto District School Board voted late Wednesday to suspend the program that put armed officers in three-dozen schools pending a board review.

The trustees voted to halt the School Resource Officers program until at least...


Young lawyer helps those who can't afford it to get the legal help they need

From a CBC's The Sunday Edition episode: When Renatta Austin graduated from the University of Toronto's law school about two years ago, she confronted the same challenges as her classmates: Where to set up shop? What kind of law...


Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they don't feel confident enough and are nervous about saying the wrong thing.


September 21: A Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Elimination

Information from Halton Community Legal Services: We are proud to present, with co-partner Halton Community Legal Services, as well as the support of Halton Information Providers, Sheridan College, Halton Equity and Diversity...


Ontario unveils blueprint to reform troubled group and foster care

A long-awaited blueprint to reform Ontario's troubled group home and foster-care system vows to boost quality, increase oversight and ensure children and youth have a voice in helping to plan their care...


ISAC's Media & Policy News: 7 July 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: 

It's time to tear down the "welfare wall" for persons with...


Supporting community workers to help people with legal problems

Information from the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO): WELCOME. The purpose of this survey is to obtain input about the role of community workers in helping people with legal problems. The data will be used to inform a research project...


School disciplinary hearings: Know your rights

This is information Legal Aid Ontario has developed to help you understand what your school can suspend or expel you for and what you can do if it happens to you. Topics covered are:

  • What can I be suspended or expelled for?
  • What...
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