In historic 1st, transgender inmate wins transfer to women's prison

Canada's federal prison service has approved the first transfer of a transgender inmate to an institution based on gender identity rather than physical anatomy, CBC News has learned.

Posted:
July 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Indigenous women receive 'harsher punishments' in prison, ex-inmate tells solitary confinement trial

A woman who spent more than 1,100 days in solitary confinement, including one stretch lasting more than two years – says Indigenous prisoners were treated worse than non-Indigenous inmates.

Posted:
July 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Inmate died in solitary confinement after confrontation with prison officers: coroner's report

A 30-year-old Ontario man suffered at least 50 injuries before dying in a provincial solitary confinement cell last December, the culmination of an hours-long confrontation with prison officers.

Posted:
July 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Groundbreaking project explores Black experience in the GTA

The Black Experience Project posed 205 open questions to participants about their daily experiences as Black people in the GTA.

Posted:
July 19, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Five CSIS employees are accusing the spy agency of Islamophobia, racism and homophobia in a $35-million lawsuit

The lawsuit follows three scathing reports on RCMP harassment, including the May federal auditor general's report on the police force's failure to manage the mental health needs of its employees.

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 14 July 2017

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

Posted:
July 14, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Families want more resignations from missing, murdered women inquiry

"The national inquiry, in its current form, is not hearing the voices, is not inviting the consultation ... of the families and those that work on a daily basis with families."

Posted:
July 13, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Woman launches human rights complaint over Cornwall's toplessness policy at pools

A woman has complained about a policy in Cornwall, Ont., that requires girls and women over the age of 10 to wear a top while at city pools.

Posted:
July 12, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Four more Indigenous youth take own lives in Northern Ontario, sparking calls for actions

Suicide and self-inflicted injuries are the leading cause of death of First Nations people under the age of 45 and the suicide rate for First Nations male youth is five times the national average.

Posted:
July 07, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 7 July 2017

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

Posted:
July 07, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)