Ontario Energy Support Program to benefit more consumers, increase credits by 50%

Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the OESP, which take effect May 1, 2017.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Two groundbreaking studies of Covenant House youth

The largest-ever sample of homeless youth in the United States and Canada reveals that nearly one-fifth are victims of human trafficking, including those trafficked for sex, labor, or both.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Covenant House

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 27 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 27, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Statscan to phase in changes to crime-reporting protocols in wake of Unfounded investigation

One of every five sexual-assault allegations reported to Canadian law enforcement goes undocumented because officers have dismissed them as unfounded.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Ontario's Basic Income Pilot Project: What will it mean for people on social assistance?

ISAC has put together a backgrounder to give people on social assistance, low-income people, and groups/agencies that work with them information on what the pilot project will mean.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Toronto lawyer suspended over handling of Roma refugee cases

Advocates for Roma refugees have for years blamed the group's low asylum acceptance rates on the poor legal representation they received during the asylum process.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Law society discovers 'systemic weaknesses' in protecting Indigenous people from unscrupulous lawyers

A recent case involving a lawyer from Kenora "exposed serious systemic issues" in the law society's regulatory and hearing process when to comes to dealing with Indigenous complainants.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

May 11: Information session on Steps to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This information session features Rebecca Stulberg, Steps to Justice project manager, and is intended for service providers and community advocates. Reservations required.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Canadian Environmental Law Association's April 2017 Bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include carcinogen reporting, endocrine disrupting chemicals, calling for triclosan ban, Green Budget Coalition, and the proposed risk assessment of pesticides. 

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

We Need to Help Family Litigants – Now

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project's Julie MacFarlane writes about the Bonkalo Report and urges readers to sign the petition supporting its recommendations. 

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP)