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Ontario government announces supports for grandparents caring for vulnerable grandchildren
Posted January 23, 2007 - Grandparents, extended family members, and community members who care for children in need of protection may now be eligible for financial support and services, Minister of Children and Youth Services Mary Anne Chambers announced today.
Article source Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services


Aboriginal foster kids to benefit from Ontario government funds
Posted January 18, 2007 - The Ontario government will be injecting funds into an initiative designed to help First Nations children in foster care.
Article source First Perspective - National Aboriginal News


Court ruling on credentials challenges discriminatory practices against refugees
Posted January 18, 2007 - The Canadian Council for Refugees welcomes the recent ruling of the Ontario Superior Court finding that the Ontario College of Teachers unfairly discriminated against a refugee.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Peer educators needed to join Immigrant and Refugee Women's Program
Posted January 18, 2007 - Springtide Resources (formerly Education Wife Assault) is looking for peer educators to join their Immigrant and Refugee Women's Program.
Article source Springtide Resources


The Government of Canada announces $16.1 million funding for youth at risk
Posted January 18, 2007 - Stockwell Day, Federal Minister of Public Safety, has announced $16.1 million in funding to support initiatives that target youth at risk.
Article source Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada


Victims of unlawful activity to receive compensation
Posted January 18, 2007 - Ontario Attorney General Michael Bryant has announced that victims of fraud will receive $300,000 forfeited under Ontario's Remedies for Organized Crime and Other Unlawful Activities Act (Civil Remedies Act).
Article source Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


Iranian refugee wins first battle in bid to teach in Ontario
Posted January 16, 2007 - Fatima Siadat, who fled Iran in 1990, has won a 13-year legal battle to have the Ontario College of Teachers consider her application for a hearing to evaluate her qualifications to teach in Ontario.
Article source Ottawa Citizen


Legal clinic director calls for increased funding for community legal clinics
Posted January 16, 2007 - In an opinion piece for the Toronto Star, Avvy Go, the clinic director at the Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic addresses the importance of community legal clinics and the problem of a chronically underfunded legal aid system in Ontario.
Article source Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic


Montreal centre works to heal the scars of sex abuse
Posted January 16, 2007 - A new Montreal centre is taking an innovative approach to treating child victims and training professionals how to work with them.
Article source The Gazette


Statistics Canada releases survey on child and spousal support
Posted January 16, 2007 - Statistics Canada has just released the report "Child and Spousal Support: Maintenance Enforcement Survey Statistics, 2005/2006." This report provides data on the collection and enforcement of child and spousal support payments for cases enrolled in maintenance enforcement programs.
Article source Statistics Canada


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