Woman with Down syndrome files human rights complaint over officers' comments

The officers were recorded describing the woman as "disfigured" and a "half-person" during a traffic stop.

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

October 6: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression: the IRB Chairperson's Guideline

When: 6 October 2017, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

Where: Online

This webinar is appropriate for anyone who works with refugees, vulnerable migrants, and other newcomers.

Posted:
September 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 September 2017

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

Posted:
September 15, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Segregation a last-resort to keep prisons and inmates safe, feds argue

The federal government says in response to the CCLA's constitutional challenge that administrative segregation is only used when there is no other alternative and that it recognizes its harms.

Posted:
September 14, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

School can refuse admission of child of same-sex couple

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ruled in favour of an evangelical Christian school that would not admit the son of a same-sex couple over the school's stance on same-sex marriage.

Posted:
September 11, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Ontario a 'world leader' in unjustly prosecuting people living with HIV, advocates say

HIV-positive individuals are being "criminalized" when it comes to disclosing their status to sexual partners, by a criminal justice system that is outdated on the topic, critics argue.

Posted:
September 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 September 2017

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

Posted:
September 11, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

First Nations students face continued funding shortfalls, advocate says

In 2016, the Parliamentary Budget Officer reported the gap between funding for on-reserve schools and funding for provincially run public schools was as much as $665M.

Posted:
September 01, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Canadian province creates first victim-led trafficking 'brains trust'

Victims of human trafficking will form a first-of-its-kind "brain trust" to advise policymakers in Ontario how to combat the crime.

Posted:
August 31, 2017
Article source:
Reuters.com

Register for CLEO's Forum: Include, Inform, Inspire: Community Legal Information in 2017: Oct 26, 2017 (Toronto)

When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) Toronto, Ontario

Registration link 

CLEO invites you to join us for a forum for community workers and others interested in public legal education and information (PLE or PLEI) that will take place in Toronto on Thursday, October 26, 2017. We will gather at the Chestnut Conference Centre (Dundas St. W. and Chestnut St.) from 10:00 – 4:00 to hone our PLEI skills, connect with new resources, and share strategies for helping our clients and communities. Ontario’s PLE Learning Exchange, a partnership of CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario) and OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), is hosting this event as part of Ontario’s Access to Justice week, supported by The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG).

Posted:
August 30, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)