Worker wins damages after colleague says racial slur

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered a man who used a racial slur to pay $1,000 in damages to a colleague who overheard the comment in a workplace lunchroom.

Posted:
September 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Second human rights case to challenge government over sex-ed curriculum

Removing mandatory content about LGBTQ2 issues tells these youth their identities don't exist or are too shameful to be discussed at an elementary level: JFCY's Andrea Luey.

Posted:
September 18, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Injured migrant worker to get partial benefits

IAVGO's Maryth Yachnin says the ruling is the first of its kind because it opens the door for migrant workers to receive benefits past the 12-week mark if they're injured on the job.

Posted:
September 18, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Halifax prof says national food program not just pie in the sky idea

A 2017 UNICEF report ranked Canada 37 out of 41 countries in terms of access to nutritious food for children. Canada was below the United States, which was ranked 36.

Posted:
September 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

August 29: Information Session on Sex Ed and Your Human Rights

When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

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

Contact: Athena Caldarola 416.920.1633 x8221 or caldara@lao.on.ca for more info and/or to register.

This is an information session where people (especially youth!) can learn about opportunities to participate in a legal challenge to the repeal of Ontario's sex ed curriculum.

Posted:
August 27, 2018
Article source:
Justice for Children and Youth

Sixties Scoop survivors now eligible for compensation after approval of settlement

Individuals who were affected by the Sixties Scoop are eligible to receive up to $50,000, depending on the number of claims made.

Posted:
August 22, 2018
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Trinity Western students won't have to sign covenant banning sex outside straight marriage

The change will come into effect at the beginning of this school year, but faculty and staff will still have to sign the convenant.

Posted:
August 15, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Truth and Reconciliation Commission leaves most calls to action unmet, despite federal government's commitment

Few of the 76 calls to action that fall under federal jurisdiction have been fully met, and many have not advanced beyond the initial stages.

Posted:
August 13, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Teenage boy denied entry to Toronto cat café because of his wheelchair

Yun said in the past a cat was injured by a patron in a wheelchair. She denied ever saying the cafe has a permit from the government to deny wheelchair access, but said the city told her they could.

Posted:
August 10, 2018
Article source:
Global News