Calgary begins Canada's first external audit of sexual-assault case files

The initiative will involve representatives of local sex-assault centres, medical staff, and an official with Alberta's Ministry of the Status of Women.

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Toronto police app maps out mental health services for people in crisis

The hope is that the public starts using the app — which pinpoints the user's location and generates a map of services — to prevent an emergency.

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

June 6: Access Awareness Event - The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The View from Canada

When: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 ET

  • Panel Discussion: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. This portion of the program will be available as a live webcast.
  • Reception: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue), Toronto, please enter through east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square. Osgoode Station on the University Subway line is the closest wheelchair accessible subway station.

Join ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Upper Canada for a thought-provoking conversation about using the UN process to advance disability rights. 

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Ontario Passes Legislation to Protect Human Trafficking Survivors

Ontario is a major centre for human trafficking in Canada, accounting for roughly 69 per cent of police-reported cases nationally in 2015.

Posted:
May 19, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Sexual-assault education now required for new Ontario judges

A recently updated Ontario Court of Justice plan specifies that an education program for newly appointed judges is now mandatory.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario Government Expands Rent Control to All Private Rental Units

The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, expands rent control to all private rental units, including those occupied on or after November 1, 1991.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

As of January 1, 2017, the maximum cost of borrowing a payday loan has gone down

As of January 1, 2017, the maximum cost of borrowing a payday loan has gone down to $18 for every $100 that you borrow.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

Charline Grant Settles Human Rights Case with York Region District School Board

After a long struggle, Charline Grant has received a full apology from the school board and assurances of concrete steps to stamp out racism at the Board.

Posted:
May 18, 2017
Article source:
Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

MMIW inquiry failing families, says Native Women's Association

Since the national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women officially launched last September, criticisms have been mounting, and many families have lost faith in the inquiry.

Posted:
May 17, 2017
Article source:
CBC Radio - The Current

CLEO's Steps in a Family Law Case wins 2017 ClearMark Award

CLEO's Steps in a Family Law Case won first place in the long website category at the 2017 ClearMark Awards, which recognizes excellence in writing and information design.

Posted:
May 17, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)