Ottawa reaches agreement in principle to settle Indian Day School class-action lawsuit

The settlement will include individual compensation, legal fees, and $200 million for healing and wellness.

Posted:
December 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario reviewing law after Indigenous councillor refuses oath to the Queen

The issue arose in Hearst, Ont., where Gaetan Baillargeon said he was forced to vacate the seat he recently won in a general election because he wouldn't take the oath.

Posted:
December 06, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

Ottawa to hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments

In an effort to drive down the massive number of Indigenous children in foster care, the federal government will hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments.

Posted:
November 30, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

December 4: Role of the lawyer in the Office of the Children's Lawyer, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Waverley Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Road, Thunder Bay P7B 1A9

To reserve a seat: Reservations required: (807) 345-7802 or gfb@nwowc.org

This session will focus on the role of the Lawyer in the OCL. No need to have attended Part 1 to participate in this session.

Posted:
November 28, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Ford's move to axe child advocate office 'a nightmare,' children's rights lawyer says

"You're silencing a whole bunch of people who were afraid to speak before. You created and nurtured this environment where it was safe to speak up and now you're taking that away."

Posted:
November 26, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Beyond Gladue: How the Justice System Is Still Failing Indigenous Offenders

In 1999, the Supreme Court ruled "particular attention" must be paid when sentencing indigenous offenders. That’s still not happening.

Posted:
November 22, 2018
Article source:
The Tyee

Ontario First Nations youth ask Trudeau for northern child advocate

First Nations youth from northern Ontario, concerned over the Ford government's decision to scrap the province's child advocate, asked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for help on Tuesday.

Posted:
November 21, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Goodale orders tougher rules on prisoner transfers to Indigenous lodges following McClintic uproar

The new policy will make it tougher for inmates to serve time in facilities without a fence.

Posted:
November 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

The service is available in 13 Indigenous languages through translation. 

Posted:
October 19, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

October 25: Community Information Session in Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Italian Cultural Centre (Trade Room), 132 Algoma St. S., Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre invites you to a FREE community information session on The Office of the Children's Lawyer (OCL).

Posted:
October 15, 2018
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre