Positive Changes to OW and ODSP / Changements positifs apportés à OT et au POSPH

ISAC explains what changes the provincial government has made to to Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Program and how they will affect people on OW and ODSP.

Posted:
October 20, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Exclusive: New data shows race disparities in Canada's bail system

Between April 2015 and April 2016, black people awaiting trial in Ontario jails were there longer, on average, than white people charged with the same crime.

Posted:
October 20, 2017
Article source:
Reuters.com

'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

For more than 20 years, Motherisk performed flawed drug and alcohol testing on thousands of vulnerable families across Canada, influencing decisions in child protection cases.

Posted:
October 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

The truth about Canada's immigration detention system is shocking: Reasonable Doubt

Thousands of people are jailed in maximum security prisons across Canada without charges – and it's all legal.

Posted:
October 20, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Mississauga's affordable housing strategy excludes city's most vulnerable: critics

People making less than $55,000 have affordable housing issues too, and their need is most acute, says Madeleine Burkhardt-Jones, lawyer at Mississauga Community Legal Services (MCLS). 

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
mississauga.com

Racialized Communities Strategy consultation 2017: Meeting dates

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will hold in-person and online meetings between October and December. Anyone who is interested in attending is welcome to register.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Why Gladue has not lived up to its promise for Indigenous justice

Across the country, Gladue rights for Indigenous offenders are being ignored, underfunded, or flat-out denied, says this article.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

Tackling human trafficking: Windsor police reach out to sex workers

Windsor police approached 13 sex workers considered at risk of human trafficking, 11 accepted references to WEFiGHT, a project of Legal Assistance of Windsor.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Windsor Star

Sears Canada employees angered by bonus plan for key executives

Some of the retailer's former employees said after Wednesday's hearing that they think too much money and time are being spent to coax executives to stay.

Posted:
October 19, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto officers to plead guilty after allegedly mocking woman with Down syndrome

The Toronto police officers are expected to plead guilty at a police tribunal, though possible disciplinary measures have not yet been determined.

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