Being on social assistance draws more spite than race, colour, gender . . . but not more than being Muslim: survey

One in five Ontarians have negative feelings against people on government assistance; only Muslims, at 21 per cent, were most disliked by respondents to a human rights questionnaire.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Indigenous activist heads back to court in fight against Cleveland Indians logo

Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal argues that the team name and logo are racist and discriminatory, and using them in baseball games contravenes human rights codes.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Lawyer Magazine

January 19: Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers: Legal Training for Service Providers

When: Friday, January 19, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Online

RSVP and questions: Elene Lam, 416-906-3098 or elenelam2020@gmail.com

This webinar is for those working with migrants, people without legal status, women facing gender-based violence, or sex workers or women who may sell sexual or erotic services.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Connecting Communities

Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes: Lawyers Fighting Back

The author outlines options available to assist clients and community in combatting racism, xenophobia, and hatred on the rise in the current political climate. 

Posted:
December 07, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

New video from Human Rights Legal Support Centre and Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

This video provides information to Indigenous people about Ontario's Human Rights Code and how to get free legal help from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. 

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

Probe into racial profiling by Toronto police will only prove what black community knows, says activist

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has launched a "public interest inquiry" into racial profiling and racial discrimination at the Toronto Police Service, the OHRC announced Thursday.

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

'Historical injustice': Liberals to expunge criminal records for homosexual offences

Bill C-66 also allows for spouses, parents, siblings, children, or legal representatives to apply for record expungement on behalf of deceased persons.

Posted:
November 28, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Toronto cops recorded mocking woman with Down syndrome plead guilty to misconduct

Two police officers captured on their cruiser's dash camera mocking a woman with Down syndrome pleaded guilty to professional misconduct Tuesday, both apologizing for their behaviour.

Posted:
November 28, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

December 7: Human Rights Forum: Colonization and Systemic Racism – Pathways to Change

When: Thursday, December 7, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST

Where: Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Auditorium Rm 1160, University of Toronto, 40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

To commemorate this year's Human Rights Day, Urban Alliance on Race Relations is hosting a panel of human rights advocates to discuss Colonization and System Racism: Pathways to Change.

Posted:
November 20, 2017
Article source:
Urban Alliance on Race Relations

Inmates allege systematic negligence at southern Ontario prison

The class action lawsuit against the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in London is arguing for the rights of more than 9,000 inmates who allege "cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment."

Posted:
November 20, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star