Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy: ISAC's Submission and Have Your Say

The consultation period on the federal government's creation of a national Poverty Reduction Strategy has been extended to August 31 - have your say!

Posted:
July 25, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

How community legal clinics are breaking down barriers for Indigenous people: Reasonable doubt

Legal Aid Ontario has hired five Indigenous justice coordinators (IJCs) to work in the community legal clinic system with the goal of improving access to justice for Indigenous people.

Posted:
July 25, 2017
Article source:
NOW

Senator Murray Sinclair to investigate Thunder Bay Police Services Board

Sinclair will examine how the board has handled complaints about police investigations into Indigenous deaths.

Posted:
July 25, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Employment Insurance Appeals Process Under Review

The deadline to give your feedback on improving the appeal process has been extended to August 4.

Posted:
July 25, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

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)