Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report

The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

October 12: Overview of Canadian Law Free Legal Workshop

When: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Ebenezer United Church, 5000 Steeles Ave. East, Markham

A lawyer will provide direction on how to obtain legal advice and will answer questions. This workshop will be conducted in English with a Mandarin translator.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
Ebenezer United Church

Criminal Justice System Review Survey / Questionnaire sur les changements au système de justice pénale

The survey is open until 8 p.m. EDT, (Eastern Daylight Time) Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
Victim Justice Network

Province hiring hydro welfare team in North Bay

The province is establishing a team in North Bay that will be dedicated to enrolling social assistance recipients across Ontario in a program to help lower their electricity costs.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
The Sudbury Star

Government vows to change fund for parents of murdered, missing children

The federal government will make changes to a largely untapped fund designed to help parents of murdered or missing children after a blistering critique exposed deep flaws in the program.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Compensation exemption levels raised for Ontario Works, ODSP recipients

Recipients of OW or ODSP payments can now keep more of their government payments following any compensation awards they receive, the province has announced.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Windsor Star

In human experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price

"We were used like guinea pigs," retired miner says of exposure to toxic powder meant to protect their lungs.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Legal Aid Ontario defunds the African Canadian Legal Clinic over allegations of financial mismanagement

The decision follows years of tension between the two organizations, LAO citing concerns about financial mismanagement and the ACLC claiming it was under greater scrutiny than other clinics.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

September 21: A Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Elimination

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Where: Sheridan Conference Centre, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 2L1 

This is a full-day session of "learning and reflection on what it means to lead with a human-rights based approach in poverty elimination work."

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Halton Community Legal Services

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to carry out audit of long-term detention reviews

This week's decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordering the release of an individual who had been detained for over a year provides further impetus for the IRB's planned audit: IRB.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)