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Law Foundation invites applications for Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships
Posted March 17, 2008 - The Law Foundation of Ontario announces the return of the Community Leadership in Justice Fellowships and invites applications for the 2008-2009 term.
Article source The Law Foundation of Ontario


Ottawa moves to cut number of new immigrant applications
Posted March 17, 2008 - The federal government is set to reduce the number of new immigration applications it accepts in a dramatic change of policy aimed at cutting the backlog of nearly 900,000 people who have already applied to enter Canada.
Article source National Post


Refugee advocates say immigration changes will hurt family reunification
Posted March 17, 2008 - The Canadian Council for Refugees expressed its dismay at proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act included in the budget bill, C-50, particularly the elimination of the obligation to study humanitarian applications outside Canada.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Tribunal to review special diet cases for human rights violations
Posted March 17, 2008 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission will refer special diet allowance cases to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, a decision hailed in a press release by the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC).
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Violence prevention training for settlement service providers now online
Posted March 6, 2008 - The Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) is now providing online, self-directed violence prevention training for settlement service providers and others who provide services to immigrants, refugees, and undocumented women.
Article source Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants


Workshop series in Hamilton for kids and parents aims to help divorcing families
Posted March 5, 2008 - Kids in Divorced/Separated Situations (K.I.D.S.) is a new, child-focused educational series offered to children, ages six and up, and their divorced or separating parents.
Article source Catholic Family Services of Hamilton


Ending clothing allowances will hurt families, income security advocates warn
Posted March 3, 2008 - The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) warns that spreading out payments for winter and back-to-school clothing over the whole year instead of giving them in lump sums will create hardship for families on social assistance.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Income security clinic gives update on government's poverty reduction strategy
Posted March 3, 2008 - The provincial government is creating a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario, which the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) lobbied for during the last provincial election.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Ontario's foster children left behind, opposition party charges
Posted March 3, 2008 - News that 20,000 Ontario foster children were left out of an anti-poverty plan proves how flawed Premier Dalton McGuinty's child benefit program is, the province's NDP leader says.
Article source Toronto Star


Study urges B.C. government to make employment possible for more people with significant disabilities
Posted February 28, 2008 - A study released in Vancouver urges the provincial government to adopt a series of recommendations that would make employment possible for many more British Columbians with significant disabilities.
Article source Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)


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