Gender-based violence report urges mandatory training for judges, RCMP

The 45 recommendations focused on campus sexual assault, harassment in public, cyberviolence, and better treatment by the justice system of those reporting gender-based violence and sexual assault.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Rental housing squeeze leaving racialized renters out in the cold in the GTA

Toronto's housing bubble has created a landlord's market, to the disadvantage in particular of Black renters.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
NOW

April & May: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: April & May 2017, weekday afternoons

Where: Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto M5J 2H7

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce their next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at their office in April and May 2017.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

March 22: Organizing Against Violence Against Women in an Age of Racism and Xenophobia

When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET

Where: Online

OCASI - Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - invites you to participate in a webinar, "Hands Off My Sister!"

Posted:
March 16, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Why Discrimination Is a Public Health Issue

In Canada, a lack of data on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and health has made it difficult to provide evidence of discrimination's effect on health outcomes.

Posted:
March 09, 2017
Article source:
The Tyee

Ontario government unveils 3-year plan to battle racism

Michael Coteau, minister of children and youth services, unveiled a strategic plan to fight systemic racism, including the collection of race-based data.

Posted:
March 09, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

U of T aims to attract more black med students

When Dr. Lisa Robinson graduated from the U of T med school in 1991, she was one of 2 black students in her class. 26 years later, only one first-year in a class of 259 identifies as black.

Posted:
March 09, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario employers should end gender-specific dress codes: report

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has issued a report on dress codes calling for an end to clothing requirements that discriminate against female and transgender workers.

Posted:
March 08, 2017
Article source:
Global News

New guidelines help accommodate workers with addiction issues

Human rights law now considers substance dependency to be a disability, and grants sufferers the protections that go along with that designation.

Posted:
March 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star