The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

Information from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): The federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that...


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....


Federal budget vows $100-million for strategy on gender-based violence

The Liberal government is planning to invest more than $100-million over five years to create a national strategy to prevent gender-based violence, citing a Globe and Mail investigation into how police handle sex-assault...


To fix the sexual assault unfounded rate, start right here: Globe editorial

From a Globe and Mail editorial: The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women spent the last year examining violence against young women and girls, and released a report on Monday.


Ottawa pushed to collect data on unfounded sex-assault cases

MPs are calling for Statistics Canada to resume tracking the national rate at which sexual-assault allegations are dismissed as unfounded, and training for judges and police on dealing with sex-assault cases, citing a Globe...


April 3 & 4: Gaining Ground: Women & Harm Reduction Workshop

Information from Canadian Harm Reduction Network: The workshop will have speakers on these key topics:

  • Why do women use substances?
  • Substance Use, Mothers & Child Welfare
  • Harm Reduction in a VAW...

Gender-based violence report urges mandatory training for judges, RCMP

All judges and RCMP officers should have to go through mandatory training on gender-based violence and sexual assault, says a new report from the House of Commons committee on the status of women.

"Addressing the issue of harassment in public...


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...

Study urges Liberals to overhaul parental leave benefit

A new study says the Liberal government should rethink federal parental benefits and overhaul a system that is leaving out too many families and women.

The study released Wednesday by the Institute for Research on Public Policy says the federal...


March 15: The Ethics of Lawyering in Sexual Assault Cases

Information from Centre of Ethics, University of Toronto: A year later, the trial and acquittal of Jian Ghomeshi in March 2016 continues to stir controversy about the Canadian criminal justice system's handling of sexual...

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