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Provincial Advocate launches blog

Dear Friend,
 
Since I was first appointed as the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth in 2008, I’ve had the privilege of meeting thousands of extraordinary, talented children and youth. They tell me about their
lives, their hopes for the future, and how they continue to struggle while under the province’s care and protection.  I continue to be amazed and touched by their stories.
 

Ontario unveils draft regulations to ban police carding

Posted October 30, 2015

Article Source  The Globe and Mail

 

The Ontario government is banning the controversial practice of carding, prohibiting police officers from randomly stopping people and collecting information on them based simply on the colour of their skin or the neighbourhood they live in.

Ontario is the first province to take this step – the result of months of emotional and moving consultations with residents who have been victims of the practice.

Receptionist

Employer: 
Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
Pay Type: 
Position type: 
Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, November 06, 2015
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Email: 

New Job Posting at the Advocate's Office!

 

Please see below for an employment opportunity with the new Investigations Unit.

Research Analyst

Employer: 
Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
Pay Type: 
Position type: 
Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, November 06, 2015
Contact name: 
Email: 

New Job Posting at the Advocate's Office!

Please see below for an employment opportunity with the new Investigations Unit at the Advocate's Office.

Sammy Yatim Shooting Trial

from Ontario Peer Development Initiative:

There has been much media coverage of the trial (including explicit video footage) widely available with a search through Google News.  One piece of coverage that deserves mention is that of the TTC operator who testified in court early this week; although he didn't appear to have as much training in dealing with difficult customers as the Toronto Police Service, his calm and even-handed approach in this situation stands out:

Investigators

Employer: 
Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
Pay Type: 
Position type: 
Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, November 06, 2015
Contact name: 
Email: 

New Job Posting at the Advocate's Office!

Please see below for an employment opportunity in the new Investigations Unit at the Advocate's Office.

Youth homelessness not just a downtown Toronto issue

Posted  October 26, 2015

Article Source Toronto Star

 

Not every young person in the GTA is staying up at night, stressing over how they can get their hands on a shiny new iPhone 6s. Instead, many youth are lying awake worrying about where their next meal will come from or how much longer they will have a roof over their heads.

Policing Literacy Initiative Community Dinner

Date(s): 
Thu, 10/29/2015 - 18:00

Hello All,

 

Just a reminder that the Policing Literacy Initiative's community dinner is happening this Thursday at 6:00 pm at Archbishop Romero Catholic Secondary School, located at 99 Humber Boulevard. 

 

If you have not yet had a chance to RSVP and would like to attend the dinner, there is still space available. If you know any organizations or individuals who may be interested in attending, please feel free to forward the flyer to them.

 

Detention and Deportation: Strategies for Frontline Workers

Date(s): 
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:00

Hi,
 
We'd like to invite you to a forum on Detention and Deportation: Strategies for Frontline Workers. The forum will be on Thursday November 19th from 2-5pm at the Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work located at 246 Bloor St W  (St. George Subway Stn).
 
Please RSVP as spaces are limited at: https://rnswnnovember2015.eventbrite.ca
 

New report on Child and Family poverty released today - please share it!

Source: 

CAS Toronto and partners released an update on child and family poverty in Toronto today.

 

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