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Project promotes awareness of violence against women with intellectual disabilities
Posted January 11, 2007 - Developed in partnership with the Family Service Association of Toronto, a project called Breaking New Ground promotes awareness about violence against women living with intellectual disabilities.
Article source Springtide Resources


Rural Canada faces poverty crisis
Posted January 11, 2007 - Rural Canada, once the backbone of the nation, is on the verge of an irreversible decline, according to a new Senate report that details problems such as an aging population, migration to the cities, and a growing class of "invisible poor."
Article source National Post


New drugs added to Ontario Drug Benefit Plan
Posted January 9, 2007 - The Ontario government has announced that 14 new drugs are being listed under the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan. These include medications used in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and osteoporosis.
Article source Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


Rental survey shows that the affordability crisis continues
Posted January 9, 2007 - Toronto) Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released its annual survey of the rental housing market. Average rents for two-bedrooms increased in almost every major urban centre in Ontario.
Article source Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)


The Ontario Court of Appeal rules that a child can have three legally recognized parents
Posted January 9, 2007 - The Ontario woman who was legally recognized as a young boy's third parent this week said she knew she was taking ''a leap of faith'' when she embarked on the controversial journey to challenge the definition of family in Canada.
Article source The Globe and Mail


Community Grants Program announces application deadline
Posted December 19, 2006 - The Ontario government has announced that applications for 2007-2008 funding from the Community Grants Program for services for victims of crime. Applications will be accepted until 15 February 2007.
Article source Government of Ontario


Ontario government releases report on hate crimes
Posted December 19, 2006 - The Ontario government has released the report of the Hate Crimes Community Working Group, which recommends ways to improve services for victims of hate crimes and to prevent further victimization.
Article source Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General


Sudbury Community Legal Clinic takes case to Supreme Court of Canada
Posted December 19, 2006 - It has taken more than seven years, but with the help of the Sudbury Community Legal Clinic, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Social Benefits Tribunal (SBT) has to deal with any human rights arguments in their future decisions.
Article source Sudbury Community Legal Clinic


Canadian Council for Refugees releases Annual Status Report on Refugees and Immigrants 2006
Posted November 30, 2006 - The Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) has published its Annual Status Report on Refugee and Immigrants for 2006. This report gives the CCR perspective on how the Canadian federal government has addressed refugee and immigration issues from November 2005 to October 2006.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


CLEO releases Workers' Compensation: A Manual for Workers' Advocates
Posted November 30, 2006 - The Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) are pleased to announce the publication of "Workers' Compensation: A Manual for Workers' Advocates".
Article source CLEO


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