February 10 & 23: Social Assistance and Immigration Workshops in Spanish

In Spanish only, the workshop on CPP-D and ODSP: OAS, GIS is on February 10, the workshop on sponsorship applications for spouse, children, and parents on February 23.

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February 08, 2016
Article source:
Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples (CSSP)

Sex crimes getting reported more in Toronto: analysis

The increase of reports in recent years suggests police may be taking minor sexual offences more seriously. 

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February 08, 2016
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Toronto Star

The Ghomeshi question: The law and consent

The Supreme Court has said that a person cannot consent to an assault that causes bodily harm. How does that ruling affect this case?

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February 08, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Motherisk scandal highlights risk of deferring to experts without questioning credentials

Flawed hair testing at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children Motherisk lab echoes the Charles Smith scandal, with similarly devastating effects.

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February 08, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Corrections Canada must respond to demographic shift behind bars, watchdog says

The prison population in Quebec and Ontario is aging quickly, while the Prairie region is home to a swelling number of the system's youngest offenders: Howard Sapers.

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February 08, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Deported Roma refugee family receives permission to return to Canada

Immigration and Refugee Minister John McCallum has granted special permission for a deported Roma family to return to Canada.

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February 08, 2016
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Improving ODSP Medical Reviews / Amélioration des examens médicaux du POSPH

ISAC, having advocated with partners in community legal clinics for many years for changes to the medical review process, thanks the Ministry for responding to community concerns.

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario Government Funding New Research on Sexual Violence and Harassment

This research is part of It's Never Okay, Ontario's plan to end sexual violence and harassment. The results will be used to inform future policies and programs to better support survivors.

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February 05, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario

Exploitive rent demands 'a norm' for newcomers

Landlords often insist on illegal advance payments of up to a year's rent from immigrants, who may not know their rights.

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

The Jian Ghomeshi trial: Who has accuser's back in this set-up?

This opinion piece asks why we send women like Ghomeshi's accusers defenceless into the jeopardy of a trial. 

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
NOW