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.
Toronto / 13 September 2021
Over 200 Sign Open Letter To Federal Party Leaders:
Let Internationally Educated Health Professionals Serve Canadians
Today over 50 civil society organizations and groups and over 200 individuals sent an open letter calling on federal party leaders to make an election commitment to address licensure barriers faced by Internationally Educated Health Professionals (IEHPs).
Canada’s COVID-19 Reconstruction Plan Must Address Systemic Racial Inequalities
September 8, 2020 / Toronto - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious economic and social havoc. It has exposed and made worse the racial inequities that already existed in Canada. Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) calls on all political parties to address systemic and structural racial inequalities post-pandemic by releasing a Reconstruction and Reset Plan for Canada today.
For Immediate Release
March 18, 2020/Toronto
COMMUNITY GROUPS CALL ON CANADIAN GOVERNMENT TO EXTEND EI BENEFITS AND CANADA CHILD BENEFITS TO ALL RESIDENTS OF CANADA
As organizations working with low income people of colour, immigrants, refugees and people with precarious status, we welcome the $82 Billion aid package announced by the Canadian Government to to help Canadians through COVID-19 crisis.
30% CUTS TO LEGAL AID ARE AN ATTACK ON RACIALIZED COMMUNITIES, IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
April 15, 2019 / Toronto, ON – The Colour of Poverty-Colour of Change (COP-COC) strongly denounces the Ontario Government’s decision to cut legal aid funding by $133 million, representing over 30% of the provincial contribution to the Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) budget.
March 21, 2019 / Toronto - Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) is releasing today a new set of fact sheets showing racial disparities in education & learning, employment, food & water security, health & child welfare, housing & homelessness, income & social assistance, immigration & newcomer settlement, justice & policing, and poverty, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
February 25, 2019 / Toronto – OCASI – Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants welcomes the new immigrant pilot programs for Caregivers, announced by Minister Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship on Saturday February 23, 2019.
Toronto/July 6, 2018/ - Ontario civil society groups and refugee advocates urge the Government of Ontario to stay engaged in intergovernmental collaboration to resettle the large numbers of refugee claimants arriving irregularly in Canada from the United States.