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)

Find out if your kids are eligible for free dental care

Teeth cleaning, check-ups and dental treatment for kids: How to access free dental care for children 17 years old and under, if they are eligible through the government's Healthy Smiles program.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Ontario Indigenous education agreement hailed as step towards self-governance

The historic deal gives full educational authority to Indigenous communities. Twenty-three member nations of the Anishinabek Nation have signed the agreement.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

White nationalist group not welcome on campus: University of Toronto

The university's president said bigotry, hate, and violence have no place on campus and condemned the deadly clash between protesters and white supremacists in Virginia.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
AdvocateDaily.com

Fighting bad landlords: Tenants network pushing renters to organize

Success depends on "collective pressure" applied by many tenants acting together, said Campbell Young of the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator