Becoming Canadian Doesn't Mean Being Forced to Forget History

From an opinion piece in The Tyee: Coming to Canada means forgetting old grievances -- it's a sensible-sounding claim that rolls off the tongue simply. It neatly packs away untidy issues.

And on radio talk shows and discussions...


Father of son with autism calls Canada's new immigration policy a 'blessing for all of us'

After Canada's Immigration Minister, Ahmed Hussen, announced major reforms to Canada's...


Federal government to relax restrictions on immigration applicants with disabilities

Ottawa will relax its restrictions on immigration applicants with disabilities so the demand they pose on Canada's medical and social services would not prevent them from immigrating to the country.

On Monday,...


Immigrant women in Canada earn less, face more employment challenges: government report

Immigrant women in Canada face greater employment barriers and earn less money than both male immigrants and Canadian-born women, data compiled by the immigration department suggests.

The information, obtained by the Canadian Press through the...


Improve Access to Photo Cards and Birth Certificates - Support Bill 26

From a Hamilton Community Legal Clinic blogpost: The Clinic believes that access to photo cards and birth certificates should be improved.

In Ontario, marginalized and vulnerable individuals often cannot afford to pay the fees...


April 11: Global Classroom Live Event - Human Trafficking Globally & Locally

Information from the Victim Justice Network: Please join us for an upcoming collaborative discussion on Human Trafficking. This Global Classroom event, co-hosted by the Victim Justice Network will take place on Wednesday, April...


New brochure helping asylum seekers in Ottawa land on their feet

A new brochure for asylum seekers would have made a "huge difference" for Noor Sakhniya when he arrived in Ottawa from Syria to seek asylum two year ago.

"At first it was very hard for me since I did not know where to go.… I ended up stranded...


Equal pay for equal work: New rules in effect April 1

Information from the Government of Ontario: On November 27, 2017, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act became law, resulting in a number of changes to the Employment Standards Act (...


Do you know what your rights are? Human rights at work

This factsheet has information about how human rights are protected in Canada, who is covered by human rights laws, what human rights have to do with work, what workplace discrimination and harassment are, how to make a complaint, what the duty to...


When being stopped is no longer cool

The Violence 360 campaign rolled into Ottawa Sunday morning, the fourth stop on a provincial tour that has included Windsor, Hamilton and Toronto.

Financed by the government of Ontario under a $47-million, four-year Black Youth Action Plan, the...

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