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Ontario Modernizes Social Assistance to Help More People Re-enter the Workforce

Collaborative and innovative plan will make the system more responsive and efficient September 30, 2020 TORONTO — The Ontario Government is unveiling plans to build a more responsive, efficient and person-centred social assistance system that will get people back to work and help the economy recover from the COVID-19 crisis. As part of the first […]

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OTF participates in Orange Shirt Day

On Wednesday, September 30, Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) staff across Ontario once again participated in Orange Shirt Day. While our staff are all working remotely, we were able to observe the day by gathering online and wearing orange shirts to show solidarity with Canada’s residential school survivors. OTF staff took time to watch a video about […]

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PPSC: Annual Report 2019-2020 Tabled in Parliament

OTTAWA – September 30, 2020 – Today, Kathleen Roussel, Director of Public Prosecutions, announced the tabling in Parliament of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada Annual Report 2019-2020. The report covers the period from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020. The Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC)’s prosecutors, as well as administrative and support staff, work with members of the […]

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Liberals introduce legislation to make Sept. 30 Indigenous reconciliation holiday – Globalnews.ca

September 30, 2020 The Liberal government is reviving its effort to create a new statutory holiday to commemorate the victims and survivors of Indigenous residential schools. Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault introduced legislation in the House of Commons today to establish Sept. 30 as a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation for federally regulated workers. That […]

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On Orange Shirt Day, AFN National Chief Bellegarde says the healing journey of Residential School Survivors must be supported

On Orange Shirt Day, AFN National Chief Bellegarde says the healing journey of Residential School Survivors must be supported September 30, 2020 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde said that as Canada acknowledges Orange Shirt Day and Residential School Survivors, it must be acknowledged that the healing journeys of former […]

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Statement: Ontario Honours Survivors of Residential School System

Province marks Orange Shirt Day TORONTO — Today, Greg Rickford, Minister of Indigenous Affairs, issued the following statement on Orange Shirt Day: “Today, we acknowledge the long-lasting, multi-generational impact of the residential school system on Indigenous communities, our province and our country. For more than 100 years, Indigenous children across Canada were removed from their […]

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Morning Brief: Liberals survive confidence test – iPolitics

Sep 30, 2020 Good morning. The Liberal government survived its first confidence vote since Parliament returned. The Liberals made their pandemic-related support-measures bill a confidence matter, daring the opposition to vote against it (they didn’t). But opposition members did lament the lack of debate on the bill, given its hefty price tag. Meanwhile the Canada […]

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Nominations Open for Mayor’s Community Safety Awards

The Thunder Bay Crime Prevention Council is calling for nominations for the 10th Annual Mayor’s Community Safety Awards, which recognize Thunder Bay residents and groups who are working to make our city safer and more inclusive. Nominations are now open, and the deadline for submissions is Oct. 9 at 4:30 pm. The awards will be […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 20208 Views

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Government of Canada Introduces Legislation to Establish National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, September 29, 2020 The Government of Canada is committed to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced an important step in implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #80 by […]

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Why artists across Canada support taking down statues that represent our nation’s ugly past – CBC

April Aliermo is one of the 3,000 artists who have signed in support of intervention. Here, she explains why Sep 29, 2020 Artists and their work have long played a crucial role in driving sociopolitical movements. From government dissent, to cultural and race-based struggle, to queer and feminist resistances, it often falls upon the artist […]

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