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Ontario government releases public education campaign to encourage healthy, equal relationships between boys and girls
Posted November 22, 2006 - Sandra Pupatello, Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, has announced the launch of EqualityRules.ca, a public education campaign to educate youth, aged eight to 14, about the importance of healthy, equal and respectful relationships.
Article source Ontario Women's Justice Network (OWJN)


Promoting The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
Posted November 22, 2006 - December 6th represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the phenomenon of violence against women in our society. Status of Women Canada has produced a set of materials to assist communities in taking concrete actions to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.
Article source Status of Women Canada (SWC)


The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) issues call to action on child poverty
Posted November 22, 2006 - The Ontario government has indicated that they are planning to make poverty/child poverty a theme of the 2007 budget. The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) is encouraging the community to urge the government to remain committed to this priority and produce meaningful improvements for low-income people in Ontario.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


Support groups formed for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients
Posted November 14, 2006 - The Toronto Region ODSP Action Coalition sponsors the ODSP/OW Recipient's Support Groups. These groups "for recipients and run by recipients", meet regularly at a variety of community health centres across the Toronto area.
Article source Toronto Region ODSP Action Coalition


Ottawa reviewing rules of dual citizenship
Posted November 9, 2006 - Ottawa is reviewing the rules governing dual citizenship and whether Canadians living abroad should qualify for social programs when they return, Citizenship and Immigration Minister Monte Solberg recently confirmed.
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


Pregnant women and nursing mothers at greatest risk from workplace toxins, says British medical journal
Posted November 9, 2006 - A new study published in the British medical journal, The Lancet, links industrial chemicals to neural damage in children worldwide.
Article source OFL Workers Under 30 Committee


Report released on homelessness and the criminal justice system
Posted November 9, 2006 - The John Howard Society of Toronto and the Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the University of Toronto have recently released a report entitled "Justice and Injustice: Homelessness, Crime, Victimization, and the Criminal Justice System".
Article source John Howard Society of Toronto


New report claims many Canadians may be forced to work longer, delay retirement
Posted November 8, 2006 - The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has just released a report entitled Growing Older, Working Longer that examines the impact of the abolishing of mandatory retirement, the abandoning of early retirement incentives, and the raising of the age of eligibility for public pensions.
Article source Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)


Ontario Ministry of Finance holds pre-budget hearings and consultations across Ontario
Posted November 2, 2006 - The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) is encouraging participation in pre-budget hearings as a chance to remind the government that while they have made some modest steps forward in terms of providing better support for low-income people, there is still a lot of work to be done.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


"Step it Up! 10 Steps to End Violence Against Women” campaign launches in Toronto and Ottawa
Posted November 1, 2006 - The Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) invites you to join the "Step it Up! 10 Steps to End Violence Against Women” campaign.
Article source Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses


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