MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women's Association

Since the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women officially launched last September, criticisms have been mounting, and many families have lost faith in the inquiry.

Posted:
May 17, 2017
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

Chiefs Call for Inquest as NAN Mourns Loss of Another Youth in Care

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for accountability by the Government of Ontario following the loss of four NAN youth in care in the past six months.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)

Inquiry into missing and murdered will not talk to most families until the fall

Hearings from family members of victims were supposed to begin in May and continue until fall. This is another delay in a process that has been criticized for its slow pace.

Posted:
May 11, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 May 2017

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

Posted:
May 05, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

What is Ontario doing to address violence against Indigenous women?

Ontario's Indigenous communities worked collaboratively with the provincial government to develop Walking Together: Ontario’s Long-Term Strategy to End Violence Against Indigenous Women.

Posted:
May 04, 2017
Article source:
Luke's Place

Focus: Aboriginal approach to child welfare brings results

Currently, Aboriginal Legal Services handles about 50 to 60 child welfare files per year under what it calls AADR — aboriginal approach to dispute resolution.

Posted:
May 02, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Ontario Energy Support Program to benefit more consumers, increase credits by 50%

Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the OESP, which take effect May 1, 2017.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Law society discovers 'systemic weaknesses' in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers

A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora "exposed serious systemic issues" in the law society's regulatory and hearing process when to comes to dealing with Indigenous complainants.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Northern Ontarians suffer from poor health and access to care: report

Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also from social factors that impact health.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

May 4: Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St S., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7

The topic of this presentation is, "Indigenous Peoples' Court in Thunder Bay: How a new approach to the Criminal Justice System could improve outcomes for women & their families."

Posted:
April 19, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre