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Human rights must be at the heart of the province’s Strategy for a Safer Ontario: OHRC

May 26, 2016 Page content Toronto – The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is calling for a comprehensive new approach to policing in Ontario that addresses long-standing concerns about systemic discrimination. In a submission to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, the OHRC raises human rights issues that must be dealt with to […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 2016251 Views

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Provincial Advocate urges Ontarians to reaffirm commitment to improve outcomes for all children and youth in care

TORONTO, May 14, 2016 – On the third annual Children and Youth in Care Day, the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth is encouraging all Ontarians to reflect on and reaffirm our collective commitment to improving the outcomes for all young people in care. On any given day in Ontario, there are over 20,000 children […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 2016306 Views

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Media Advisory – Sheldon Kennedy and Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day among speakers at Children’s Aid Foundation’s second annual five14 Talks

In recognition of Ontario’s Children and Youth in Care Day, five14 Talks will bring together community influencers and thought leaders in conversation to inspire change for children in Canada’s child welfare system TORONTO, May 13, 2016 – On Friday May 13, to coincide with Ontario’s Children & Youth in Care Day, the Children’s Aid Foundation is […]

by pmnationtalk on May 13, 2016280 Views

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Children and youth with special needs speak with Ontario leaders about their hardship, frustration and alienation

TORONTO, May 10, 2016- Children and youth with special needs gathered to speak with government representatives, education leaders, health professionals and service providers about their lives, dreams, and changes they need to achieve their goals. These youth represent the views of more than 170 submissions received by the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children […]

by pnationtalk on May 10, 2016435 Views

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Media Advisory – Sheldon Kennedy and Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day among speakers at Children’s Aid Foundation’s second annual five14 Talks

In recognition of Ontario’s Children and Youth in Care Day, five14 Talks will bring together community influencers and thought leaders in conversation to inspire change for children in Canada’s child welfare system TORONTO, May 10, 2016 – On Friday May 13, to coincide with Ontario’s Children & Youth in Care Day, the Children’s Aid Foundation is […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 2016347 Views

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Media Advisory – Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth releases report highlighting stories of hardship and alienation facing children and youth with special needs

TORONTO, May 6, 2016  – Children and youth with special needs will mobilize to speak with government representatives, education leaders, health professionals and service providers about their lived experiences and the changes they need to achieve their personal goals. Those views, and of other young people’s, are reflected in a new report prepared by The […]

by pmnationtalk on May 9, 2016292 Views

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NAN Granted Intervenor Status in Landmark Human Rights Case

May 5, 2016 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler welcomes a ruling today by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal granting NAN intervenor status in the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada’s tribunal proceedings. “We welcome this ruling giving Nishnawbe Aski Nation the opportunity to speak directly for […]

by pmnationtalk on May 6, 2016326 Views

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UNICEF responds to recommendations of Katelynn Sampson inquest, outlining critical next steps to protect Canada’s children

TORONTO, April 29, 2016 – UNICEF Canada has responded to today’s recommendations made by the jury in the Katelynn Sampson inquest, which involved the case of a seven-year-old girl whose abuse and ultimate death on April 3, 2008, at the hand of her caretakers represented a failure by various child-serving sectors that should have protected […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 2016322 Views

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24 New Correctional Officers for Northern Ontario

Province Begins Training New Recruits in Sudbury May 2, 2016 Training for 24 new correctional officers for institutions across Northern Ontario is now underway in Sudbury through the Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) North program to further increase staffing levels in the province’s northern correctional facilities, enhance program delivery and improve staff and inmate […]

by pmnationtalk on May 2, 2016407 Views

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Children’s Aid Society of Toronto statement regarding the recommendations from the jury of the Katelynn Sampson Inquest

The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) welcomes today’s recommendations from the Coroner’s jury, which are squarely and courageously aimed at safeguarding the children of this Province and preventing future tragedies. Katelynn’s Principle, as recommended by the jury, is a fitting memorial to her too short life. CAST commends it to the Ministries and agencies […]

by pmnationtalk on May 2, 2016307 Views

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