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


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


Cost of Ontario's 1995 'welfare diet' soars amid inadequate rates

Posted October 13, 2015

Article Source Toronto Star


Despite more than a decade of yearly rate increases and small policy adjustments, people who rely on social assistance are hungrier today than in 1995, when the former Mike Harris Conservative government gutted the province's welfare system, according to a new report.

invitation to the Youth Poverty Symposium

Action on Youth Poverty Reduction:

Building Collaborative Connections, Ryerson University

October 22nd, 2015, 6:00pm &

October 23rd, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm


Please RSVP to Audrey Danaher (audrey.danaher@ryerson.ca) by October 15th, 2015, indicating whether you plan to attend Day 1 and/or Day 2, as well as your organizational affiliation.

Rehtaeh Parsons bullying case review finds system 'failed'

Posted October 8, 2015

Article SourceCanadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)


The independent review into how Nova Scotia police and prosecutors handled the Rehtaeh Parsons case has found that both police investigators and the Crown made errors.

Murray Segal, Ontario's former deputy attorney general, was tasked with examining how Halifax Regional Police and the province's Public Prosecution Service handled the case. 

Stop racial profiling and police harassment of migrant and refugee communities! End collaboration now!

Stop racial profiling and police harassment of migrant and refugee communities! End collaboration now! 
*Call your Councillor*
Hi friends,
It's incredible and very grounding to think that it was almost three years ago that a group of committed grassroots organizations, with your support, helped put Toronto on the road to passing a Sanctuary City


Tue, 11/03/2015 - 12:30


Tuesday, November 3
Toronto City Hall (Bay and Queen)
Food will be provided

City Council is going to vote on a plan to remove 634 shelter beds from George St. in the downtown east so the area can be 'revitalized'. Most will never return. This measure is only part of a plan to drive the homeless out of the centre of the City and relocate them in the suburbs.

Toronto Police Accountability Bulletin No. 92, September 11, 2015.

This Bulletin is published by the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition (TPAC), a group of individuals and organizations in Toronto interested in police policies and procedures, and in making police more accountable to the community they are committed to serving. Our website is http://www.tpac.ca

End streaming in schools, report to Toronto trustees recommends

Posted October 7, 2015

Article Source Toronto Star


"Streaming" students in high school hits low-income and certain racial groups the hardest and should be phased out across the city, recommends a new report going before Toronto District School Board trustees.


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