Agency for women experiencing abuse, addictions opens fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont.

A local healing agency that supports families and women experiencing abuse is celebrating the opening of their fourth location in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Thursday.

Posted:
July 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Nearly half of Canada's incarcerated youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada

Data released by Statistics Canada shows Aboriginal youth made up 46 per cent of admissions to correctional services in 2016-17 while making up only eight per cent of the youth population.

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

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 22 June 2018

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

Posted:
June 22, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Indigenous spiritual practices are protected under Ontario's Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code recognizes the dignity and worth of every person in Ontario, including status, non-status, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. 

Posted:
June 21, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

Jury selection report shows system biased, say lawyers

A report by a judge in Ottawa is making waves among lawyers because it reveals the statistics about the composition of juries in two Eastern Ontario regions.

Posted:
June 19, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Prison system failed to ensure security tests aren't racially biased against Indigenous inmates

Canada's prison service is using security tests that may discriminate against Indigenous offenders and keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments: Supreme Court.

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Too many Indigenous women are in prison—but sentencing flexibility will help

Opinion: In the absence of real systemic reform, a bill that would allow judges to adjust sentences despite mandatory minimums makes an unjust system better.

Posted:
June 08, 2018
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

Ontario lawyers receive guide to Indigenous legal rights, history and culture

The regulatory body for Ontario's lawyers and paralegals has released a guide to help legal professionals better understand the legal rights, history and culture of Indigenous people.

Posted:
May 24, 2018
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Grassy Narrows mercury victims up to 6 times more likely to have debilitating health problems, report says

The community commissioned expert Donna Mergler, a member of a World Health Organization-affiliated research group, to study the fallout of eating fish caught from nearby waterways.

Posted:
May 24, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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
Article source:
Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change