Mississauga's affordable housing strategy excludes city's most vulnerable: critics

People making less than $55,000 have affordable housing issues too, and their need is most acute, says Madeleine Burkhardt-Jones, lawyer at Mississauga Community Legal Services (MCLS). 

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
mississauga.com

Racialized Communities Strategy consultation 2017: Meeting dates

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will hold in-person and online meetings between October and December. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome to register.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

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

Tackling human trafficking: Windsor police reach out to sex workers

Windsor police approached 13 sex workers considered at risk of human trafficking, 11 accepted references to WEFiGHT, a project of Legal Assistance of Windsor.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Windsor Star

November 7: Injured Worker Community Meeting, Peel

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Bramalea Community Health Centre, 40 Finchgate Blvd, Suite 224, Brampton L6T 3J1

This is a free afternoon of education, peer support, and legal advice, and a discussion on how you can help fight for better conditions for injured workers.

Posted:
October 18, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups

Canada blasted for 'needlessly punitive' immigration detention system

A group of human and civil rights organizations has filed a submission to the UN Human Rights Council, saying Canada's treatment of immigration detainees violates international law.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canada's first national accessibility law should be ready by next spring: Hehr

The federal minister responsible for crafting Canada's first national accessibility legislation says the law should benefit not only people with disabilities, but their caregivers.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

It is stressful to be poor, and that stress can keep people in poverty

Researchers studying the cognitive mechanisms behind scarcity say their findings may explain why some people who are living in poverty can't seem to get themselves out of it.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
VICE News

In Sarnia's Chemical Valley, is 'toxic soup' making people sick?

Experts and documents cast doubts on whether industry and Ontario government are revealing levels of benzene in areas where residents live right near oil and gas facilities.

Posted:
October 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New WSIB policy on mental health will set workers back decades, critics say

Workers making claims for chronic mental stress must meet a different standard of proof in the new policy than other injured workers.

Posted:
October 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star