As our long winter turned to spring earlier this year, a new campaign was launched to get Torontonians excited about becoming socially and politically involved by looking outside themselves, putting out a hand, and joining a campaign bent on saving lives: Lifeline Syria.
Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) is excited to bring to Hamilton, DiverseCity onBoard - an award-winning program that connects qualified, pre-screened candidates from visible minority and underrepresented communities to volunteer board positions with non-profit, charitable and public agency boards.
Contact the Program Manager - Yohana Otite at [email protected] or 905 297 4694 x202.
The Embracing Inclusion Project, a partnership between ONESTEP and OCASI, will engage over 80 nonprofit community service organizations from across Ontario in advancing diversity and inclusion. Participating organizations will gain training, tools and resources to develop strategies for inclusive organizational change.
On July 23, 2015, the Federal Court ruled that denying refugee claimants from Designated Countries of Origin (DCO) access to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) is a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
LAO Consults on Development of Domestic Violence Strategy
Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) will begin consultations this summer to develop a province-wide domestic violence strategy. The paper, Development of a Domestic Violence Strategy, provides a starting point for discussion at consultations (dates and locations to be announced). The public is invited to send written submissions. To attend a consultation email [email protected].
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services is holding public consultations on
regulating police street checks to ensure a fair and consistent approach throughout the province. Ontario proposes to establish rules that promote public safety and protect individual rights, including the rights protected in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Ontario's Human Rights Code.
The Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF) is now accepting proposals for Multi Year Anti-Trafficking Grants for 2016-2020. Proposals will be accepted until September 15, 2015. CWF will select approximately 10 grants up to a maximum of $50,000 per organization for five years.
Learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Code and the AODA and how they affect you at work, in services and in housing. This e-learning video is for the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and completes the training requirements for section 7 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards of the AODA.