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

New video from Human Rights Legal Support Centre and Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

This video provides information to Indigenous people about Ontario's Human Rights Code and how to get free legal help from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. 

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation

The federal government has committed to funding a treatment centre for an Ontario community plagued by mercury contamination, says Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister.

Posted:
November 30, 2017
Article source:
CP24

Unsafe harbour: Parents weigh school versus safety in Thunder Bay

In remote communities throughout northern Ontario, Indigenous families are increasingly afraid for the safety of their children who must go south to get a high school education.

Posted:
November 14, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Report shows Ontario government knew of mercury contamination near Grassy Narrows 30 years ago

A new report shows the Ontario government knew nearly 30 years ago that a mill site upstream from Grassy Narrows First Nation was contaminated with mercury.

Posted:
November 13, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

What to do about the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in prisons: Editorial

Indigenous people make up less than 5 per cent of the country's population but account for more than a quarter of federal inmates.

Posted:
November 06, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Indigenous child welfare rates creating 'humanitarian crisis' in Canada, says federal minister

Philpott sent a letter to provincial and territorial counterparts Tuesday requesting an "emergency meeting" on Indigenous children and family services early in the New Year.

Posted:
November 03, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Health Canada knew of massive gaps in First Nations child health care, documents show

Health Canada officials were sent scrambling after a human rights ruling last year found the federal government discriminated against First Nation children by underfunding services for them.

Posted:
October 24, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Why Gladue has not lived up to its promise for Indigenous justice

Across the country, Gladue rights for Indigenous offenders are being ignored, underfunded, or flat-out denied, says this article.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

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)