$1-billion class-action suit claims residential hospital abuse

Former residents of 12 provincial institutions will proceed on claims that they suffered physical abuse and neglect while they were living in those facilities.

Posted:
August 28, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

September 1: Migrant Worker Fair in Cobourg

When: Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Trinity United Church, 284 Division Street, Cobourg

Northumberland Community Legal Centre is one of the hosts of the Migrant Workers Services Fair, where workers can talk freely about their experiences while in Northumberland County.

Posted:
August 28, 2015
Article source:
NorthumberlandView.ca

New ID bank in Thunder Bay, Ont., keeps ID papers safe for vulnerable people

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic, which provides poverty law services in Thunder Bay, provides a fire-proof safe in a back office to store government identification for vulnerable people.

Posted:
August 28, 2015
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Help Ontario Government Recruit Its First Patient Ombudsman

Between August 28 and August 31, 2015, people can go online to help recruit Ontario's first Patient Ombudsman by identifying which qualities they think are most important for the role.

Posted:
August 28, 2015
Article source:
Government of Ontario

Evictions for Landlord's Own Use

The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic has information about what happens when a landlord ends a renter's tenancy because they want the unit for their own use. 

Posted:
August 27, 2015
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Federal Election 2015: Did you know you can vote now?

This video on the Global News website tells you how to vote now, when advance polls are, and how to vote from abroad.

Posted:
August 27, 2015
Article source:
Global News

New Rules of the Road Effective September 1, 2015

This Ontario Government bulletin shows new rules of the road related to distracted driving, "dooring" cyclists, passing cyclists, improper bike lighting, and Slow Down, Move Over.

Posted:
August 27, 2015
Article source:
Government of Ontario

Migrant women should be able to call police without fear

In Ontario, being a victim or witness of violence against women can get you deported. These writers say the Ontario Government should change that.

Posted:
August 27, 2015
Article source:
Toronto Star

September 23 & 29: Learn about immigration and labour laws, and best practices to support migrant workers

When: September 23 in Toronto, September 29 in Hamilton

Registration: Registration is capped at 25 - http://www.migrantworkersalliance.org/registerfortrainings/

Professional development training to take place in Toronto on September 23, Hamilton September 29, and training in more regions to be announced.

Posted:
August 26, 2015
Article source:
Migrant Workers Alliance for Change

October 5: Taking it local: An update on human rights - Peel Region

When: Monday, October 5, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, L4W 0A1

Registration: Register online by September 22, 2015 at www.ohrc.on.ca/en/contact/events-registration-form or by calling Alicia Carr at 416-314-4526. Please specify your preferred morning and afternoon concurrent session.

Sessions will include human rights and mental health and addictions, Indigenous peoples, creed, gender identity and expression, competing human rights, and systemic discrimination.

Posted:
August 26, 2015
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)