Campaigns and law reform news
The latest news from law reform campaigns across Ontario.
Rally and public forum for injured workers
Posted Nov 23, 2009 - Events to publicize the situation of injured workers in Ontario will be held on Friday, December 4. There will be a rally in Toronto with the theme "Justice Not Poverty for Injured Workers." A public forum on the consequences of work injuries will be held in Thunder Bay.
Article source Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups
'Communities Speak' report focuses on long-term affordable housing
Posted Nov 19, 2009 - The Housing Network of Ontario has released "Communities Speak: A Summary of the 2009 Provincial Housing Consultations." The report reflects government-led consultations held between June and November with housing providers, tenants, agency staff, private landlords, and low-income people in housing need.
Article source Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)
Report says children routinely held in immigration detention, despite law
Posted Nov 17, 2009 - Despite legislation that says that children are to be detained only as a measure of last resort, the Canadian Council for Refugees has published a report that shows that detention of children is not limited to exceptional circumstances and that their best interests are not always considered.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
Temporary help agency legislation now in effect
Posted Nov 10, 2009 - An amendment to the Employment Standards Act covering the treatment of workers hired by temporary help agencies is now in effect.
Article source Government of Ontario
Social assistance reform project seeks community-based researchers and facilitators for change
Posted Oct 28, 2009 - Daily Bread Food Bank and Voices from the Street are hiring people who are currently on Ontario Works or ODSP to contribute to a community-based research project working on social assistance reform.
Article source Daily Bread Food Bank
Social policy think-tank to close its doors
Posted Oct 28, 2009 - Canadian Policy Research Networks, one of Canada's leading social policy think-tanks, is closing its doors because lack of funding.
Article source Ottawa Citizen
Report questions asset limits for people in need of social assistance
Posted Oct 22, 2009 - Stringent asset limits make it impossible for people in need of social assistance to step out of the cycle of poverty according to "Why don't we want the poor to own anything?", a study released by the Metcalf Foundation.
Article source Metcalf Foundation
Exploited nannies win fee battle
Posted Oct 21, 2009 - The province is cracking down hard on nanny recruiters, proposing a new law designed to protect vulnerable workers from being exploited.
Article source Toronto Star
Call to endorse the Disability Declaration
Posted Oct 15, 2009 - The ODSP Action Coalition is requesting community legal clinics, other community organizations, and individuals endorse the “Disability Declaration” which discusses what government should do to improve the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Article source ODSP Action Coalition
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