Woodstock police say they have finished their investigation into how they handle reports of sexual assault and are making changes that include trauma-informed policing

Woodstock police announced this week they will be modifying the way they investigate sexual assaults reported to them following a nationwide call for change.

Posted:
December 14, 2017
Article source:
Woodstock Sentinel-Review

January 19: Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers: Legal Training for Service Providers

When: Friday, January 19, 2018, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Online

RSVP and questions: Elene Lam, 416-906-3098 or elenelam2020@gmail.com

This webinar is for those working with migrants, people without legal status, women facing gender-based violence, or sex workers or women who may sell sexual or erotic services.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Connecting Communities

OPP fighting court decision that would see detachment used as jail

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation is seeking to intervene in both the Crown appeal and OPP application. 

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

No movement on scrapping surcharge

The surcharges were made mandatory in the Increasing Offenders' Accountability for Victims Act, enacted in 2013 by the Conservative government of Stephen Harper.

Posted:
December 12, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

What I learned: question assumptions and listen to the client

Miscia Sullivan, a project associate with Connecting Communities, attended a training session on the legal rights of migrant sex workers and writes about what she learned.

Posted:
December 11, 2017
Article source:
PLE Learning Exchange Ontario

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 December 2017

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

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes: Lawyers Fighting Back

The author outlines options available to assist clients and community in combatting racism, xenophobia, and hatred on the rise in the current political climate. 

Posted:
December 07, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

Police warn about dating apps after disappearances in Church-Wellesley area

Police are urging people to get to know the person they're connecting with as well as possible, including asking for photos and social media profiles or speaking on the phone before meeting.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Metro

Ontario Helping Survivors of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking Access Affordable Housing

Survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking will now have access to a subsidy, or portable housing benefit, that will provide faster access to housing.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

December 18: Violence Against Older Women

When: Monday, December 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Thunder Bay 55+ Centre, meeting room, 700 River Street, Thunder Bay P7A 3S6

Some of the topics to be covered: What is elder abuse? Recognizing unhealthy relationships, what to do if you suspect abuse, supporting women whether they stay in abusive relationships or not.

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre