May 11: Information session on Steps to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This information session features Rebecca Stulberg, Steps to Justice project manager, and is intended for service providers and community advocates. Reservations required.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

The Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic Spring 2017 Newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include: Human Rights Tribunal, Changing Workplaces Review, partnership with Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples, Day of Mourning April 28, injured workers demo.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic

HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter is now available

This issue includes Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Ontario opens support centres for families of murdered and missing indigenous women

Ontario has hired Maggie Cywink, whose sister was slain in 1994, as special advisor during the national inquiry, set to start on May 29.

Posted:
April 18, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

May 11: Taking it local: An update on human rights, London

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: London Convention Centre, 300 York St., London, ON N6B 1P8

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the City of London invite you to Taking it local: An update on human rights, in London, ON.

Posted:
April 12, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

Canada's immigration detainees being locked up based on dodgy risk assessments, Star finds

Even Canada's border services officers, who have the sole discretion to decide where an immigration detainee will be held, have said they aren't qualified to make such decisions.

Posted:
April 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Class action over alleged abuse at Ontario school for the blind ends in $8-million settlement

Former students of the school claim they were subjected to physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the school in Brantford, Ont. The settlement must still be approved by the courts.

Posted:
April 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Legal clinic to challenge Safe Streets Act

Lawyers say the act criminalizes homeless people and that proceedings concerning Safe Streets Act tickets unnecessarily suck up valuable time and resources in provincial courts, adding to delays.

Posted:
April 10, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Ontario Government to stop disclosure of expired medical suspensions on driver's abstracts

Before, suspensions due to medical reasons remained on a driver's abstract for 3 years; as of Jan. 1, if the suspension is done and a full driver's licence reinstated, that info is removed.

Posted:
April 06, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

High-ranking Toronto officer appealing G20 misconduct conviction

Supt. Fenton believes he was unfairly convicted and hopes to be found not guilty on all counts since his conduct was backed by his superiors in the police service, his lawyer said.

Posted:
April 05, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)