ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 June 2018

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

Posted:
June 15, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

12 investigations launched into workplace complaints at London City Hall

The outside investigation was launched in April after 68 people lodged complaints with the London Abused Women's Centre, claiming a culture of fear and bullying in some city departments.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Seeking mental health providers for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants

Mental health providers in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are sought to participate in interviews, for a study to develop best mental health practices for forced migrants.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Canadian restaurant industry serving up sexual-harassment training

Groups pushing for change point to the hospitality industry's woeful lack of sophisticated HR practices as a major impediment to effectively dealing with issues of sexual harassment.

Posted:
June 14, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

'He's not forgotten': How a fatal shooting changed the way Montreal police deal with the homeless

More than 240 police recruits have completed training led by the Old Brewery Mission, which covers myths about homelessness, services offered by the mission, and how to intervene. 

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Prison system failed to ensure security tests aren't racially biased against Indigenous inmates

Canada's prison service is using security tests that may discriminate against Indigenous offenders and keep them behind bars longer and in more restrictive environments: Supreme Court.

Posted:
June 13, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Fifteen years after equal marriage – many successes, but much more work to be done

On June 10, 2003, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed this country’s first same-sex marriages. This prompts celebration of the past and reflection on future challenges and work.

Posted:
June 12, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Black women are getting more political than ever — and it's good for all of us

Zanana Akande, the first Black woman to sit in Ontario's legislature, will be a crucial part of establishing the Black Action Legal Clinic (BLAC). 

Posted:
June 11, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

HIV lawyers help fight stigma

Even though HIV is now a chronic, manageable disease, "What is still the hallmark of an HIV diagnosis is the very real stigma and accompanying discrimination,": Ryan Peck, HALCO Executive Director.

Posted:
June 11, 2018
Article source:
Law Times

Cutting off workers from benefits at 65 unconstitutional, human rights tribunal rules

The tribunal found that excluding a teacher from the board's benefit plan when he turned 65 was age discrimination.

Posted:
June 05, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star