Black students hindered by academic streaming, suspensions: Report

A York University report found that while academic streaming was supposed to have ended in 1999, black students are twice as likely to be enrolled in applied courses, limiting future choices.

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

May 4: Free event on the Canadian Immigration System

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Toronto Public Library - Flemingdon Park, 29 St. Dennis Drive, North York, ON

Canada's Immigration System: Who Gets In is an overview of the law that dictates who may come to Canada permanently, or for a temporary purpose such as a visitor or student.

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

CCR welcomes the elimination of Conditional Permanent Residence

Opposition to the CPR was on the grounds that it placed sponsored newcomers, especially women, at increased risk of abuse.

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Ottawa should fix perversely punitive pardon policy: Editorial

The Conservatives doubled the waiting period to apply and quadrupled the cost, from $150 to $631. 

Posted:
April 25, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Northern Ontarians suffer from poor health and access to care: report

Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also from social factors that impact health.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New Legislation Includes Rent Control Reform, Eviction Protections, to Keep Rentals Affordable

Legislation includes rent control of private rental units occupied on or after November 1, 1991, and protection from abuse of the "landlord's own use" provision.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Lindsay

Pilots will start in late spring in Hamilton, including Brantford and Brant County, and in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. The third pilot will start by this fall in Lindsay.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Three Ontario cities to test basic income in three-year pilot project

Residents of Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay will be the first Ontarians to receive a guaranteed minimum income as part of a new provincial pilot project.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Polls show support for $15 minimum wage

So far, the Federal New Democrat Party, the Ontario New Democrat Party, the Green Party, and Quebec Solidaire have all thrown their support behind a $15 minimum wage.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
Workers' Action Centre

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 21 April 2017

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

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)