Hamilton politicians approve 'ground-breaking' poverty reduction spending

Hamilton will spend $50 million to repair affordable housing at CityHousing Hamilton, building new affordable residential units, and addressing Indigenous poverty needs over the next decade.

Posted:
September 22, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Spectator

Ontario to cover HIV prevention pill under public health plan

The once-daily pill contains 2 anti-HIV drugs that reduce the risk of sexual transmission of the virus.

Posted:
September 22, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Mobile Health Van concept will soon service vulnerable people of Guelph, says Sanguen

Vulnerable people may not always be able to make appointments or go on waiting lists, so they will soon be able to receive heath services from the Mobile Health Van in Guelph.

Posted:
September 22, 2017
Article source:
Guelph Today

OW and ODSP Rates and the OCB 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has prepared information on Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), and Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) rates.

Posted:
September 22, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Woman with Down syndrome files human rights complaint over officers' comments

The officers were recorded describing the woman as "disfigured" and a "half-person" during a traffic stop.

Posted:
September 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

The law says refugee claims must be heard in 60 days. So why are people waiting 16 months?

Canada has a backlog of more than 30,000 refugee claims, a tally that's growing at roughly 1,400 cases per month.

Posted:
September 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto legal clinic launches challenge to mandatory minimum sentence

Toronto's Aboriginal Legal Services (ALS) argues the sentence for a First Nations woman who pleaded guilty to importing cocaine violates protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

Posted:
September 21, 2017
Article source:
The Lawyer's Daily

Toronto councillors to landlords: Keep the air conditioning on

Warm temperatures and a misunderstood Toronto bylaw have left some residents baking in their units, councillors say.

Posted:
September 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

October 6: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression: the IRB Chairperson's Guideline

When: 6 October 2017, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

Where: Online

This webinar is appropriate for anyone who works with refugees, vulnerable migrants, and other newcomers.

Posted:
September 20, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Council for Refugees

Public asked for input on customer service rules for Ontario energy utilities

Are there times when Ontario energy utilities shouldn't be allowed to disconnect customers? Should customers be allowed to use credit cards? What about security deposits?

Posted:
September 20, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board