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OHRC policy on preventing discrimination because of pregnancy and breastfeeding

This information from the Ontario Human Rights Commission explains when and why the Code applies with regard to breastfeeding.

Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
Posted:
July 20, 2018

One-fifth of on-reserve families to miss out on child benefit boost: Duclos

Take-up rates for families on-reserve consistently lag behind the wider population — largely chalked up to lower tax filing rates among Indigenous families.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 20, 2018

Eight ways to prepare your organization for the legalization of marijuana

How businesses can get ready for the new reality coming October 17.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 20, 2018

I am Charity, Hear Me Roar: Court recognizes charities unlimited right to nonpartisan political advocacy for charitable purposes

The Superior Court of Ontario has recognized charities' unlimited right to nonpartisan political advocacy for charitable purposes.

Article source:
Ontario Nonprofit Network
Posted:
July 20, 2018

Mistaken for an illegal immigrant, Canadian sues after eight-month ordeal

His lawyers say the process is stacked against migrants (or in Mr. Ogunye's case, a Canadian mistaken for one) in which the board members usually accept the word of the CBSA.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 19, 2018

September 18: CLEO's Fall Forum for Community Workers

When: Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The 519, 519 Church Street, Toronto ON M4Y 2C9

Until Wednesday, August 15, 2018, receive the early bird price of $10. (Registration effective August 16, 2018 will be $20). The last day to register is Friday, September 7, 2018.

Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)
Posted:
July 19, 2018

Toronto tennis league's rules discriminate against women, human rights tribunal rules

The decision comes in response to a complaint filed last August that claimed that men were given more opportunities to play.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 19, 2018

What good data mean for black youth in foster care

It wasn't until 2015, when the Toronto CAS released race-based data of the children in its care, that those who work in child welfare began taking the issue of racism in foster care seriously.

Article source:
The Globe and Mail
Posted:
July 18, 2018

Ottawa won't pursue deportation of Abdoul Abdi, Goodale says

Goodale tweeted on Tuesday evening that the government "respects" the recent Federal Court decision that spared Abdoul Abdi from a deportation hearing. 

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 18, 2018

August 13-17: Family camp for Spanish-speaking immigrant, non-status, and refugee families

When: Monday to Friday, August 13-17, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Where: The Lighthouse, 1008 Bathurst Street, Toronto 

This is a free camp for Spanish-speaking immigrant, non-status, and refugee mothers and their children, ages 4-13 years old.

Article source:
The Lighthouse
Posted:
July 18, 2018

CRA loses court challenge to its political-activity audits of charities

A ruling by an Ontario judge has wiped out a section of the Income Tax Act limiting political activity by charities.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 18, 2018

Almost half of TDSB students expelled over last 5 years are black, report says

The majority of the TDSB's more than 300 expelled students were males in secondary schools. Of those, 48 per cent self-identified as black, compared to 10 per cent who are white.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 17, 2018

Canada's housing crisis reinforces violence against poor women

There are known health risks associated with single-room accommodation environments, yet they are often the only available and affordable housing option for poor women in urban centres in Canada...

Article source:
The Conversation
Posted:
July 17, 2018

'He's ready to live life in peace': Federal Court overturns Abdoul Abdi's deportation but future still uncertain

Justice for Children and Youth was granted intervenor status at the judicial review. Lawyer Jane Stewart said the case was a chance for the court to correct what had happened to Abdi.

Article source:
Global News
Posted:
July 17, 2018

Nail salon network seeks to empower newcomer women on the job

The Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) has helped spearhead the effort, which began last year with delivering informational flyers and using social media like WeChat.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 17, 2018

LGBT advocates, NDP target rollback of sex-ed curriculum at Toronto event

Speakers took aim at the government's announcement that schools would temporarily revert to a 1998 version of the sex-ed curriculum rather than the Liberals' updated version.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 16, 2018

Ontario injured workers shut out of medical pot coverage — told to take opioids instead

'We treat requests for coverage of medical marijuana on a case-by-case basis,' WSIB says.

Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Posted:
July 16, 2018

Pet care for people in crisis

Thanks to Jill McNall, HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), for assembling this information about pet care for people in crisis.

Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario
Posted:
July 16, 2018

Tenant involved in Parkdale rent strike served with eviction notices

The tenant has received two eviction notices in which landlord Nuspor Investments accuses him of being verbally abusive to staff and interfering with the safety of staff or tenants.

Article source:
Toronto Star
Posted:
July 16, 2018

The Government of Ontario announces change to the formula for calculating public holiday pay

A new regulation reinstates the previous formula for calculating public holiday pay that applied prior to January 1, 2018. This change took effect July 1, 2018.

Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario
Posted:
July 13, 2018