Islamophobia: Noun. An unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore, fear or dislike of all or most Muslims.
The longer someone spends in custody waiting for a bail hearing or trial, the more likely it is they will plead guilty just to get out of jail – even if they’re innocent.
Why collect race-based statistics? The Ontario Human Rights Commission finds data collecting can help…
The following post originally appeared on Neighbours, Friends & Families’ blog. Special thanks to them for allowing us to share this post.
According to the 2013 Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Abuse and Neglect, the numbers of children likely to be investigated as possible victims of child abuse or neglect compared to white children.
Kimberly Roach, one of our leads for the Racialized Communities Strategy (RCS), attended the One Vision One Voice symposium on changing the child welfare system for African Canadians.
Human Rights Day 2016 – December 10: the day that the United Nations (UN) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights back in 1948. It is a day that promotes awareness of the Declaration and human rights.
Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women December 6: This day marks the anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at L’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989. They died because they were women. This day raises awareness of how some women and girls face violence on a daily basis. It […]
The legal health check-up (LHC) is a uniquely valuable tool for documenting unmet legal need at a very fine-grained local level. The LHC questionnaire is administered by community groups and service agencies to people seeking their services. Individuals who request service from the legal clinic are referred to the clinic. The LHC form becomes the basis for a dialogue between the clinic staff and the individual, laying the groundwork for a more holistic and integrated service that would otherwise not have occurred with an intake process focussing on only one presenting problem.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) detains refugees and immigrants, including children, in violation of their human rights. This is the first in a multi-part blog on why—and on what LAO and other concerned citizens are doing about it.
By Josephine Li Wayne van der Meide, one of Legal Aid Ontario’s (LAO) co-leads for its Racialized Communities Strategy, experienced an “astonishing” moment when he was meeting with a settlement agency to talk about what LAO does. “It was astonishing when we would say LAO could cover all of these different legal issues and the […]