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Victim safety organizations can apply for new Ontario grants
Posted August 5, 2008 - Victim Safety Project grants are now available to municipal and First Nations police services and OPP municipal contract locations that partner with community-based victim service agencies, including sexual assault centres and referral services focusing on violence against women and victim crisis assistance.
Article source Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services


Maytree's Leaders for Change program accepting applications
Posted July 31, 2008 - The Maytree Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2008-09 Leaders for Change program.
Article source Maytree Foundation


Resource guide will help tenants save energy and money
Posted July 31, 2008 - Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) and the Toronto Environmental Alliance have produced a resource guide to help low-income tenant neighbourhoods work together, take action, and save energy.
Article source Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN)


Ontario government releases Legal Aid Review 2008
Posted July 25, 2008 - Ontario's Ministry of the Attorney General has released the Report of the Legal Aid Review 2008, prepared by Professor Michael Trebilcock.
Article source Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


Action urged on Back-to-School and Winter Clothing Allowances
Posted July 22, 2008 - The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) is urging action against the decision to stop lump sum payments for Back-to-school and Winter Clothing Allowances provided through Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program. ISAC offers ideas about how to advocate and a press release template to get media attention.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Ombudsman to investigate monitoring of long-term care facilities
Posted July 16, 2008 - Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin has announced he will conduct a full systemic investigation into the province's monitoring of long-term care facilities and its effectiveness in ensuring nursing homes meet government standards.
Article source Ombudsman Ontario


New federal program pays wages to employees of bankrupt businesses
Posted July 11, 2008 - The Canadian Labour Congress is hailing the Wage Earner Protection Program, which will offer immediate payment of lost wages and vacation pay owed to workers for up to six months before their employer declared bankruptcy.
Article source Canadian Labour Congress


Human Rights Commission launches report calling for collective housing strategy
Posted July 8, 2008 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released its report on rental housing in Ontario, which focuses on housing as a human right and sets out a framework for collective action to identify, remove, and prevent discrimination in rental housing.
Article source Ontario Human Rights Commission


Report finds shelter system unsafe for homeless female-to-male trans people
Posted July 8, 2008 - "Invisible Men: FTMs and Homelessness in Toronto" is a report that explores the experiences, needs, and concerns of female-to-male (FTM) trans people in obtaining safe access to shelter in Toronto and gives critical recommendations to city shelters and both municipal and provincial levels of government to improve access to shelter and housing for FTMs.
Article source The Wellesley Institute


Report from food banks organization on food, gas, energy prices urges action on poverty reduction
Posted July 7, 2008 - The Ontario Association of Food Banks has released a report describing key trends on food, gas, and energy prices and their effect on the Ontario economy and calls for urgent action in all sectors to reduce poverty.
Article source Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB)


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