Clinics band together to expand legal services for low-income people

Community legal clinics in Northern Ontario are joining forces to expand their services in employment law, injured workers law, and elder/senior law, in a project called Advocacy North.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
SaultOnline.com

Community justice hubs to offer addiction, mental health support under same roof as courts

New community hubs will offer offenders mental health, housing, and addiction supports under the same roof as courts in Toronto, London, Kenora.

Posted:
April 23, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Should physicians tell police if their patients have been drinking and driving?

Reporting drunk drivers "undermines that relationship that we need to have with patients," doctor says.

Posted:
April 20, 2018
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

How to prevent jails from serving as the new asylums

There's growing concern about the number of people with mental illness and addiction in our corrections system, and an increasing number of police calls for people in emotional distress.

Posted:
April 17, 2018
Article source:
Policy Options

Steps to Justice has a new and improved design

After extensive user testing, CLEO is pleased to announce a new and improved redesign of the Steps to Justice website.

Posted:
April 17, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Federal government to relax restrictions on immigration applicants with disabilities

The government will change the policy that bars prospective immigrants deemed medically inadmissible to Canada, as part of their aim to build an inclusive society.

Posted:
April 16, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

A breakdown of anti-poverty measures in budget 2018

The Dignity for All campaign applauds indexing the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and strengthening the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), now called the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB).

Posted:
April 04, 2018
Article source:
Canada Without Poverty

Accessibility advocates express cautious optimism about Ontario budget

Accessibility advocates have commented about measures in Ontario's budget that fund programs for developmentally disabled people, enhance social assistance, and boost mental health support.

Posted:
April 03, 2018
Article source:
Global News

'A human rights issue': Lack of treatment for drug users means deaths behind bars

As overdose deaths among prisoners in Canadian jails rise, physicians are speaking out against policies that fail to treat drug addictions.

Posted:
April 03, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

March 2018 issue of Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime newsletter

Topics in this issue of National Justice Network Update include how TPS handles missing persons cases, gender equality in 2018 federal budget, provincial gender-based violence strategy, and more.

Posted:
March 29, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime