News in Campaigns and Law Reform
Four people have applied to the Superior Court of Ontario for a declaration that governments are violating their Charter rights by not addressing homelessness and inadequate housing.
Ontario sits in last place in Canada when it comes to every major social indicator, according to a report from a provincial coalition of labour and community organizations.
This blog post looks at all the ways the poor have been hit this year, from social assistance cuts to low availability of affordable housing.
Nancy Singer of the Legal Clinic of Guelph and Wellington County is concerned that people who rely on Ontario Works or ODSP will be a step closer to homelessness when government cuts kick in.
Seven older women have filed a human rights complaint against Metro stores and the country's largest product demonstration company, alleging they were let go from their jobs handing out samples to make way for younger women.
In this opinion piece, Armine Yalnizyan of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives encourages people to respond to the Vulnerable Workers Interim Report before the deadline of October 1.
Advocate urges city council to maintain discretionary benefits for social assistance recipients, despite provincial funding cut
Martha Macfie, Peterborough Community Legal Centre, told Peterborough city council that discretionary benefits are critical for people on social assistance and urged the city to maintain those benefits.
Twenty-four community organizations are encouraging everyone to use their joint statement, published by the Toronto Star, as a catalyst for suggestions and solutions to problems Toronto's young people are facing.
The South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) has been spearheading the Forced Marriage Project focusing on the addressing the myriad of social, political and legal issues regarding the practice of forced/non-consensual marriage. SALCO is conducting a national survey to determine the prevalence of forced marriages in Canada and the resources and tools needed by the social services sector as well as make policy recommendations based on the collected data.