Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they are nervous about saying the wrong thing.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 2017

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

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

In human experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price

"We were used like guinea pigs," retired miner says of exposure to toxic powder meant to protect their lungs.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

September 21: A Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Elimination

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Where: Sheridan Conference Centre, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 2L1 

This is a full-day session of "learning and reflection on what it means to lead with a human-rights based approach in poverty elimination work."

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Halton Community Legal Services

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to carry out audit of long-term detention reviews

This week's decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordering the release of an individual who had been detained for over a year provides further impetus for the IRB's planned audit: IRB.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)

Ontario Indigenous education agreement hailed as step towards self-governance

The historic deal gives full educational authority to Indigenous communities. Twenty-three member nations of the Anishinabek Nation have signed the agreement.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

White nationalist group not welcome on campus: University of Toronto

The university's president said bigotry, hate, and violence have no place on campus and condemned the deadly clash between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

'Things are getting worse, not better': Activists testifying about Canadian racism to UN panel

Representatives from the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario, the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants are testifying at the UN.

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
Metro

Ontario judge frees refugee claimant, calls detention Kafkaesque

The judge's ruling raises questions of whether Canada regularly detains refugee claimants and other non-citizens arbitrarily, in violation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Hate crime in Canada: do our laws allow a white nationalist rally?

You can be jailed for promoting hate speech that targets a group, such as handing out a pamphlet with Neo-Nazi literature, but several conditions must be met.

Posted:
August 15, 2017
Article source:
Global News