Ontario Energy Support Program to benefit more consumers, increase credits by 50%

Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the OESP, which take effect May 1, 2017.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Law society discovers 'systemic weaknesses' in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers

A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora "exposed serious systemic issues" in the law society's regulatory and hearing process when to comes to dealing with Indigenous complainants.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Northern Ontarians suffer from poor health and access to care: report

Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also from social factors that impact health.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

May 4: Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7

The topic of this presentation is, "Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay: How a new approach to the Criminal Justice System could improve outcomes for women & their families."

Posted:
April 19, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Ontario opens support centres for families of murdered and missing indigenous women

Ontario has hired Maggie Cywink, whose sister was slain in 1994, as special advisor during the national inquiry, set to start on May 29.

Posted:
April 18, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ottawa changes policy to ensure women giving birth away from reserves aren't alone

Indigenous women without proof of a medical need to have someone escort them have long been forced to have their children alone and far from from their land, language, and heritage.

Posted:
April 10, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

CCRC's 2017 Federal Budget Analysis

An analysis by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children shows how the 2017 federal budget will affect children and their families.

Posted:
March 28, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC)

The 2017 Federal Budget and Income Security

The Income Security Advocacy Centre says the federal Budget announced on March 22 does very little to address the poverty and income inequality that Canadians are experiencing right now.

Posted:
March 24, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Vancouver law firm seeks legal grounding of unwritten Indigenous laws

Indigenous laws are often depicted in traditional narratives, language, song, and dances. They're not the same as Aboriginal laws, which pertain to treaty rights and enforcement.

Posted:
March 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

First Nations students learn how to file complaints against police in Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Ontario Justice Education Network, with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, sponsored the 8-week project that resulted in a student-produced radio program about their legal rights.

Posted:
March 08, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)