Canada blasted for 'needlessly punitive' immigration detention system

A group of human and civil rights organizations has filed a submission to the UN Human Rights Council, saying Canada's treatment of immigration detainees violates international law.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop

Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said the move will "begin to right the wrongs" caused by forcibly removing Indigenous children from their birth families.

Posted:
October 06, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

OHRC supports Bill to improve Human Rights Code

Bill 164 would amend the Human Rights Code to include social condition, police records, genetic characteristics, and immigration status as prohibited grounds of discrimination.

Posted:
October 05, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

Why people are dying in Ontario jails and what we need to do about it: Howard Sapers

More than 150 people have died in Ontario jails over the past decade.

Posted:
October 04, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

October 31: Race, Gendered Violence, and the Rights of Women with Precarious Immigration Status

When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 2 p.m. ET

Where: Online

This webinar aims to build the capacity of settlement workers and lawyers to work with non-status, racialized women who have experienced gendered violence.

Posted:
October 04, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

October - November: Provincial Launch of Advocates Against Abuse (AAA)

When: Various dates in October and November 2017

Where: Cities throughout Ontario

Register for a session in your community to learn how your agency can add another tool to keep people safe and obtain the complete AAA training package.

Posted:
October 03, 2017
Article source:
Advocates Against Abuse

Clansmothers to Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources: 'Stop spraying the land.'

Clansmothers, grandmothers, and municipal townships of Treaty 3 and 9 traditional territories are standing up against the aerial spraying of their land.

Posted:
September 28, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

The crisis of workplace violence against women

Violence against women at work is real; it happens every day, in every corner of the world. It takes many forms, from verbal and physical abuse to sexual assault and even murder.

Posted:
September 28, 2017
Article source:
openDemocracy

Preserve Indigenous residential schools as sites of conscience, MPs urged

"That's why we hang onto concentration camps. That's why when you visit Cambodia, the Killing Fields are preserved," Moran told CBC News.

Posted:
September 27, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Human Rights Commission calls on province to end segregation for prisoners with mental health disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has filed for an expedited application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

Posted:
September 26, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star