Two groundbreaking studies of Covenant House youth

The largest-ever sample of homeless youth in the United States and Canada reveals that nearly one-fifth are victims of human trafficking, including those trafficked for sex, labor, or both.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Covenant House

Statscan to phase in changes to crime-reporting protocols in wake of Unfounded investigation

One of every five sexual-assault allegations reported to Canadian law enforcement goes undocumented because officers have dismissed them as unfounded.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

May 11: Information session on Steps to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This information session features Rebecca Stulberg, Steps to Justice project manager, and is intended for service providers and community advocates. Reservations required.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Ottawa should fix perversely punitive pardon policy: Editorial

The Conservatives doubled the waiting period to apply and quadrupled the cost, from $150 to $631. 

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter is now available

This issue includes Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Criminal pardon fee a 'significant' barrier, feds told in consultation

Eighty per cent of those responding indicated the fee is a significant barrier while 16 per cent considered it a modest barrier, says a newly released briefing note about the consultation results.

Posted:
April 20, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Compelling report must end harmful carding practice by police: Opinion

The Toronto Police Services Board is virtually ignoring a report, paid for and commissioned by the board itself, which clearly implies carding should be abolished.

Posted:
April 18, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

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

Liberals table marijuana bill that includes crackdown on impaired drivers

The bill was tabled in the House of Commons shortly after noon on Thursday, with the government hoping to officially legalize marijuana for recreational use by July 1, 2018.

Posted:
April 13, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Toronto police 'flagrantly' ignoring Sanctuary City policy

The chief has few answers on how police are abiding by the city's don't ask, don't tell policy on undocumented immigrants, says Alok Mukherjee, former chair of the Toronto Police Services Board. 

Posted:
April 13, 2017
Article source:
NOW