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Ending racial discrimination means overhauling our employment laws: Opinion

From a Toronto Star opinion piece by Avvy Go and Chris Buckley: March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, as named by the United Nations....

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 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:

Ontario housing minister vows to boost rent control after CBC Toronto...

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April & May: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

Information from HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO): The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce our next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at our office in...

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March 22: Organizing Against Violence Against Women in an Age of Racism and Xenophobia

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants invites you to participate in an online live, interactive event. This conversation will explore questions such as:

  • How...
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June 1-3: Canadian Council for Refugees Spring Consultation

Information from the CCR website: CCR Consultations address issues affecting refugees and other vulnerable groups of migrants, and newcomer settlement. The 300 participants from across Canada include refugees, immigrants,...

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March 22: Housing: Your Rights and Responsibilities

The YMCA Newcomer Information Centre invites newcomers to an information session: Housing: Your Rights and Responsibilities.

Willowdale Community Legal Services will present a general overview of tenancy law, as well as provide information on...

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Why Discrimination Is a Public Health Issue

From an article in The Tyee: The woman walked into the store, drinking a can of beer, and asked for help with her cell phone account.

Doaa Magdy politely informed her that she had to drink the beer outside.

"Fuck you,...

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Ontario government unveils 3-year plan to battle racism

The provincial government has announced a sweeping new plan for tackling systemic racism that includes Ontario's first anti-racism legislation, $47 million for black youth, and a framework for collecting...

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Not so safe third country? The Agenda's Story of the Week

From TV Ontario's The Agenda: This week saw renewed calls for the federal government to revoke the Safe Third Country agreement with the United States and to allow international refugees travelling from the U.S. into Canada without...

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Toronto must enforce its 'sanctuary city' status: Editorial

Considering the anti-immigrant and refugee winds that are sweeping the United States — and, sadly, buffeting Canada too — it's welcome news that Montreal has became the fourth Canadian city to declare...

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