May 22 & 23: Racial Justice Forum: Lead the Change

When:

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6 p.m.: Keynote, plenary, reception
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 1K7

This Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change forum will focus on past wins, present campaigns, and future challenges.

Posted:
May 14, 2018
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Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change

New survey aims to strengthen relationship between city of Hamilton and Indigenous community

The survey is online until the end of June and will be used to help shape a report going to city council on what sorts of actions would help improve community relations.

Posted:
May 08, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Improving Indigenous Representation on Juries

The Debwewin Jury Review Implementation Committee has reported on what actions the Ontario government should take to address the 2013 report First Nations Representation on Ontario Juries.

Posted:
May 01, 2018
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

'Urgent actions' needed to address violence against Indigenous women and girls — UN report

The United Nations special rapporteur says Canada should start addressing these issues now and not wait for the national inquiry to end.

Posted:
April 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Indigenous leaders call for 'immediate change' in wake of Ontario law school dean's resignation

Angelique EagleWoman was celebrated as the first female Indigenous law school dean in Canada when she was hired in 2016.

Posted:
April 25, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

May 10: Information session on trauma informed responses within the criminal justice system, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday May 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 / e: gfb@nwowc.org

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre and the Cross-Over Youth Committee of Thunder Bay invites you to a FREE community information session.

Posted:
April 24, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Fight to keep planned birth in Attawapiskat finally over, says midwife

Women had the right to have a planned birth in Attawapiskat, rather than having to go south to a larger community, for 6 years, but it was denied by regional physicians in 2015.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Indigenous, Black children over-represented in foster care and group homes, inquiry says

An Ontario Human Rights Commission report says underlying social issues involved in over-representation of the children are "multi-faceted" and "need a multi-pronged approach."

Posted:
April 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Celebrated Indigenous law school dean resigns claiming systemic racism

Angelique EagleWoman, who became first Indigenous dean of a Canadian law school, says efforts to bring meaningful change “thwarted” by Lakehead University.

Posted:
April 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Wikwemikong man says day-to-day racism is a sad fact of life for Indigenous people

Romeo Trudeau says he used to try to "pass" as non-Indigenous to avoid discrimination.

Posted:
April 09, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)