Working Across Difference

Reclaim Your Voice on Oct 22

Every month, Reclaim Your Voice provides safe spaces for survivors of various forms of abuse to share their stories before a supportive audience. Since 2012, over 75 people have broken their silence at our events. If you are tired of carrying the shame of what has happened to you, we encourage you to attend our October 22nd event, either to speak or to listen. You may find tremendous comfort in connecting with those who have walked similar paths.

Salon 27 - Truth & Reconciliation in Toronto - October 13. 2016

Salon 27 - Truth & Reconciliation in Toronto - October 13. 2016

Toronto has the largest Indigenous urban population in Canada.  What does Truth and Reconciliation mean in our particular urban context?
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam will moderate a panel discussion with four leaders from Toronto's Indigenous communities to hear their insights
about building an inclusive city.

The conversation will focus on moving forward and the need for change including Indigenous placemaking, visibility, and representation.

Building Up paid pre-apprenticeship trades program: Starting November 2016

Building Up is rolling out the second cohort for our four month paid pre-apprenticeship training program, we will be hiring for 7 new positions. We are inviting all potential participants who are interested in being a part of the Building Up team, to please email their resumes to brandon@buildingup.ca before October 20th at 4pm.

About the program

Young People and their Families Speak Out About Special Needs and Change

PUBLISHED BY:
Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth 

REPORT | We Have Something to Say: Young People and their Families Speak Out About Special Needs and Change

"This is a very powerful report created by youth with special needs advocating for themselves and their families with regards to Ontario’s support and service systems.

Ministry-funded CAS report urges overhaul to keep black kids out of care

The two-volume report, obtained by the Star ahead of its release, is called “One Vision One Voice: Changing the child welfare system to better serve African Canadians.” It demands that every aspect of child protection in Ontario be transformed by “anti-black racism” structures and practices.

OW and ODSP Rates and the Ontario Child Benefit – 2016

Information from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): The provincial government increased Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates in the 2016 Ontario Budget.

As in past years, we've created a rates sheet to give people an idea of what these increases really mean.

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