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Report documents Ontario's 'tangled' social programs
Posted December 11, 2007 - Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton has launched a new report called "Why is it so tough to get ahead? How our tangled social programs pathologize the transition to self-reliance."
Article source Metcalf Foundation


Shortage of judges puts family court in crisis
Posted December 11, 2007 - According to an article in the Toronto Star, Ontario is facing a breakdown in family law due to a lack of family court judges.
Article source Toronto Star


Community development institute calls for workshop proposals
Posted December 10, 2007 - Organizations, networks, and groups across southern Ontario and beyond are invited to participate in the workshops and programs being developed for the first Toronto Community Development Institute scheduled for April 24-26, 2008.
Article source Toronto Community Development Institute


Research explores how to help Canadian workers avoid poverty
Posted December 5, 2007 - Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) has released a new research paper entitled "The role of family and government financial supports in helping Canadian workers avoid poverty."
Article source Human Resources and Skills Development Canada


Refugee rights organizations welcome Safe Third Country decision
Posted December 4, 2007 - The Canadian Council for Refugees, the Canadian Council of Churches, Amnesty International, and John Doe are welcoming the November 29 Federal Court ruling that the December 2004 Safe Third Country Agreement between Canada and the USA violates refugee rights.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Study shows women shut out of Employment Insurance
Posted December 4, 2007 - Most women are getting shut out of Employment Insurance (EI) coverage in Canada, says a study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Article source Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)


Legal booklet focuses on spotting domestic violence
Posted December 3, 2007 - The "Do you Know a Woman Who is Being Abused" booklet developed by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) has been assisting women in situations of domestic violence for years. A new edition of the legal rights handbook is in the works.
Article source CLEO


Food banks welcome Ontario government's commitment to poverty reduction
Posted November 29, 2007 - The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) welcomes the provincial government's commitment to poverty reduction in the throne speech. However, the organization calls on the provincial government to quickly follow through with the necessary changes and new investments required to reduce hunger and poverty for all low-income Ontarians.
Article source Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB)


Murderer's second victim could be legal aid system
Posted November 29, 2007 - In a commentary in the Toronto Star, Avvy Go, director of the Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, discusses the fallout from the Wills case, as the Ombudsman announces plans to investigate Legal Aid Ontario.
Article source Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic


Violent attacks spur nurses to demand increased security, new legislation
Posted November 29, 2007 - Violent attacks against nurses are on the rise and the Ontario government must improve security practices at hospitals and implement new safety legislation to better protect them, according to the Ontario Nurses' Association.
Article source Canadian Press


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