August 28: Basic Income Information Session - Hamilton

When: Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Hamilton Central Library - Hamilton Room, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4 

There will be a short presentation about the OBIP by Karen Glass, Assistant Deputy Minister, Poverty Reduction Strategy Division, followed by a question and answer session.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Canadian teachers lack confidence to discuss Indigenous cultures in class, study says

A study suggests that while teachers may want to instruct about residential schools and include Indigenous culture in their classrooms, they are nervous about saying the wrong thing.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Overhaul immigration detention system: Editorial

The case of refugee claimant Ricardo Scotland proves yet again that Canada must make drastic changes to how it deals with unwanted migrants: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 2017

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

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

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