The troubles in Thunder Bay should trouble all Canadians

Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, writes about the way forward in Thunder Bay, where seven Indigenous children have been found dead since 2000.

Posted:
July 24, 2017
Article source:
Macleans Magazine

Hoskins announces new mental health workers for troubled Pikangikum First Nation

The mental health workers will be going to the reserve, located near the Ontario and Manitoba border, immediately, at a cost of about $1.6 million dollars, Ontario Health Minister Hoskins said.

Posted:
July 24, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

Dangerous rape myths persist in our courts: Opinion

The Ururyar case reinforces the need for judicial sexual assault education and support for survivors, say Deepa Mattoo and Pam Hrick.

Posted:
July 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

August 8 & 9: Respecting rights workshops, Ottawa

When:

  • Workshop 1: Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Workshop 2: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Vanier Community Services Centre, 290 Dupuis, Ottawa  K1L 1A2

To register: Contact Josée at 613-255-3315 OR Natalie natalina.r.spagnuolo@gmail.com

These workshops, sponsored by Advocacy Network of Eastern Ontario (DANEO) and Connecting Ottawa, are free but space is limited, so please register.  

Posted:
July 24, 2017
Article source:
Connecting Ottawa/Connexion Ottawa

Many Indigenous families not applying for Canada child benefit: documents

Thousands of dollars are available, but you have to file a tax return to collect the Canada child benefit.

Posted:
July 24, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

In historic 1st, transgender inmate wins transfer to women's prison

Canada's federal prison service has approved the first transfer of a transgender inmate to an institution based on gender identity rather than physical anatomy, CBC News has learned.

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

Indigenous women receive 'harsher punishments' in prison, ex-inmate tells solitary confinement trial

A woman who spent more than 1,100 days in solitary confinement, including one stretch lasting more than two years – says Indigenous prisoners were treated worse than non-Indigenous inmates.

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

Inmate died in solitary confinement after confrontation with prison officers: coroner's report

A 30-year-old Ontario man suffered at least 50 injuries before dying in a provincial solitary confinement cell last December, the culmination of an hours-long confrontation with prison officers.

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

What you should know about online used-car sales scams

In most scams involving a mysterious overseas buyer and their shipping agent, you'll likely be left waiting for the shipper to come in – after you hand over your own cash, says this columnist.

Posted:
July 20, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Come to the public hearing. Send a letter. Fight for $15 and Fairness

ISAC is asking you to support the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign by attending the hearings tomorrow and by writing to the Standing Committee holding the hearings.

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