Access means more than just removing physical barriers. It means changing attitudes and support that allows all people with visible or invisible disabilities to be part of community life.
What the numbers tell is: 1 in 5 racialized families live in poverty in Canada, compared to 1 in 20 non-racialized families…
If you have reached out to Legal Aid Ontario and we agree to pay for a lawyer to help you prepare your claim and to represent you at the Immigration and Refugee Board, do not pay the lawyer yourself for these services. Legal Aid Ontario will pay for these services.
Courts are overwhelmed by the number of people in custody. Often, bail is only granted when excessive conditions are met. This delays hearings unnecessarily. And, often, the conditions have nothing to do with ensuring someone’s appearance in court or protecting the public.
If you’re a woman who’s experiencing domestic violence and in the process of going through the family court system, you can get free help from a family court support worker.
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.