Number of women in federal prisons is up, and advocates think they know why

When community services lag, more women turn to crime, according to Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies.

Posted:
October 11, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ottawa announces $800M settlement with Indigenous survivors of Sixties Scoop

Crown-Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett said the move will "begin to right the wrongs" caused by forcibly removing Indigenous children from their birth families.

Posted:
October 06, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Clansmothers to Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources: 'Stop spraying the land.'

Clansmothers, grandmothers, and municipal townships of Treaty 3 and 9 traditional territories are standing up against the aerial spraying of their land.

Posted:
September 28, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Preserve Indigenous residential schools as sites of conscience, MPs urged

"That's why we hang onto concentration camps. That's why when you visit Cambodia, the Killing Fields are preserved," Moran told CBC News.

Posted:
September 27, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario police watchdog to host public meeting in Thunder Bay, Ont., Monday

OIPRD is investigating allegations of systemic racism in Thunder Bay's police services.

Posted:
September 25, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Hamilton politicians approve 'ground-breaking' poverty reduction spending

Hamilton will spend $50 million to repair affordable housing at CityHousing Hamilton, building new affordable residential units, and addressing Indigenous poverty needs over the next decade.

Posted:
September 22, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Toronto legal clinic launches challenge to mandatory minimum sentence

Toronto's Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) argues the sentence for a First Nations woman who pleaded guilty to importing cocaine violates protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

Posted:
September 21, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous inmates growing, latest statistics show

Ministers of justice and public safety say the government is not turning a "blind eye" to the issue.

Posted:
September 18, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

First Nations students face continued funding shortfalls, advocate says

In 2016, the Parliamentary Budget Officer reported the gap between funding for on-reserve schools and funding for provincially run public schools was as much as $665M.

Posted:
September 01, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 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 25, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)