TORONTO, May 17, 2022 - "Milk, eggs, cereal for tomorrow's breakfast, and chicken for dinner tonight because we ran out." Many family and friends, we imagine, would have had a similar conversation as they went through the checklist before their loved ones headed off on one of the most mundane and unremarkable of human rituals, the weekend run to the supermarket.
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May 2022 / Toronto
“Happy Mother’s Day to the moms separated by violent borders and imperialism”* was a tweet that crossed my screen early on Mother’s Day as I prepared to visit my own mother, ever thankful that my own separation from the woman who birthed me was a short three years, though as a child it felt like a lifetime. The tweet was from a feminist, anti-racist Black mother of a Black son whose community has experienced war, displacement and migration.
April 2022 / Toronto
Remove the term “visible minority”, use the term “racialized people” as a designated group and remove citizenship status discrimination. These are some of the recommendations we made in a joint submission to the Federal Employment Equity Act Review Task Force. Read the joint submission by Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario and OCASI.
The Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development (MLTSD) has formed a Divisional Intelligence Unit as part of provincial Anti-Human Trafficking efforts. The Unit is comprised of Health & Safety Inspectors, Employment Standards Officers, and a Senior Manager of the Unit.
May 5, 2022 / Toronto — Thursday June 2, 2022 is election day in Ontario.
OCASI calls on the next government to commit to a fair and equitable Ontario for everyone, where refugees, immigrants and migrants can thrive.
This brief guide lists the main concerns for refugees, immigrants and migrants and proposes solutions. Between now and election day, ask candidates what they will do to support these solutions.
Are you on social media? Share our solutions or ask questions of candidates — #elxn2022.
April 2022 / Toronto - The reported atrocities across Ukraine have added to the urgency to respond felt by Ukrainian and other concerned communities here in Canada.