12 investigations launched into workplace complaints at London City Hall

The Toronto law firm hired to conduct a top-to-bottom third-party review of the City of London's harassment policy plans to conduct at least 12 investigations.

The number is contained in an update on the status of the review by city manager,...


Canadian restaurant industry serving up sexual-harassment training

From a Globe and Mail news item: Two weeks ago, prominent Calgary chef and restaurant owner Michael Noble pleaded not guilty to the criminal charge of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old employee at a staff party. 

Last week...


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...


Black women are getting more political than ever — and it's good for all of us

In a large glass-walled meeting room in Toronto, some of Canada's brightest, Black, politically minded women came together this Saturday. 

Organized by Operation Black Vote Canada, the Black Women's Political Summit brought together women...


Women's legal clinic fears loss of anti-violence funding in election aftermath

More than donations hang in the balance for the Barbra Schlifer Clinic, whose annual fundraiser coincidentally falls on election day.

Staff at the legal aid clinic for female victims of violence fear more than $350,000...


Gender & Language in Judicial Decisions: A New Report from the SRL Case Law Database

From the National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP): Today the NSRLP releases the latest in its series of research reports drawing on the data we are collecting and analyzing in the ...


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...


May & June: Seeking learning circle participants - Influence Decent Work for Women

Information from the Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN): Here's your chance to influence strategies to improve your and other women’s working conditions in Ontario’s nonprofit sector: come chat with us about your lived experiences and...


57 women killed in Canada this year — experts link misogyny to femicide

At least 57 women have been killed in Canada in 2018 so far, according to a recent report, and experts believe misogyny is contributing to a majority of the deaths.

"That is one femicide victim every other day," said Myrna Dawson, a sociology...


Migrant farm workers vulnerable to sexual violence

From an article on The Conversation: After Teresa filed a report against her farm employer for sexual assault, he asked her how much money it would take for her to retract her statement. In the spring of 2014, Teresa (not her real...

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