TORONTO STAR: #KnownToPolice

Carding on the Rise Again
The Toronto Star questions Toronto Police Services’ tactics on TCHC property as well as the controversial and racially disproportionate practice of ‘Carding’ in a 3 part feature: #KnownToPolice

PT.1 As criticism poles up so do the police cards

PT.2 One officer, five years: 6600 contact cards

PT.3 Tense times in policing on TCHC property

http://www.thestar.com

 

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Breaking the Cycle – Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy – Public Consultations

Breaking the Cycle - Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy

PHOTO: Ministry of Children and Youth Services

When Breaking the Cycle: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy was launched in 2008, it signaled a bold new vision for a fairer society.

In the first three years of the Strategy, the Ontario government has helped raise approximately 47,000 children and their families out of poverty despite a climate of global economic uncertainty.

The government wants to hear from all Ontarians to develop a renewed Poverty Reduction Strategy, including people who have experienced, or are experiencing poverty, experts in the field, the business community, and other levels of government.

We want to hear what matters to you. Your responses will help inform a renewed Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario.

This online survey is part of a broader conversation that is occurring across the province and will remain open until October 2013.

HAVE YOUR SAY BY CLICKING HERE AND COMPLETING THE FORM

REXDALE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC: 2013 Annual General Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual General Meeting, including our community partners Albion Neighbourhood Services, Rexdale Women’s Centre, Rexdale Community Health Centre, Somali Business Development Centre, Dejinta Beesha, Rexdale Community Hub, our staff, students, and volunteers, our board of directors, and our community!

We also appreciate and would like to acknowledge the presence of Legal Aid Ontario including Professor John McCamus, Chair of the Board of Directors , Vicki Moretti, Vice President GTA Region,  Cynthia Harper, Director of Poverty Law Services, Catherine Sutherland, Poverty Law Coordinator, and Jayne Mallin, Senior Counsel and Special Advisor to the GTA Clinic Transformation Project.

We also want to extend our gratitude to The Honorable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Community & Social Services, for providing insights into recent changes to OW and ODSP, as well as Ontario’s poverty reduction strategy.

Special thanks to the Broken Silence Dance Crew for providing entertainment!

 Director of Legal Services Ann McRae, Chair of the Board of RCLC Robert Reynolds, and Treasurer Anita Billing  Chair of the Board of Directors for Legal Aid Ontario Professor John McCamus
 The Honorable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Community and Social Services  The Minister address changes to OW & ODSP as well as Ontario's poverty reduction strategy.
 Director of Administration Itallica Battiston  Broken Silence Dance Crew
 Broken Silence Dance Crew  agm_8sml

Our Annual Report is now available online:

http://www.rexdalecommunitylegalclinic.ca/Annual_Report.pdf

REXDALE CLC – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – PRESS/MEDIA INVITE

REXDALE COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

September 18th, 2013

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Rexdale Community Hub at 21 Panorama Court, Main Floor, South Meeting Room.

We are pleased to welcome the Honorable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Community & Social Services.

Changes have been made to the Ontario Works and Ontario Disability Support Programs which came into effect this September. The Minister will address these changes as well as the proposals for the province’s next stage of Poverty Reduction Strategy.

The Minister will be speaking at 6:30 p.m.

Residents, community partners, and stakeholders will be in attendance along with the Clinic’s board and employees. Refreshments and Entertainment will follow.

Notes To Editors

You are invited to send a photographer/reporter/camera crew to the Rexdale Community Legal Clinic’s Annual General Meeting.

Date: September 18th, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Rexdale Community Hub, 21 Panorama Court, Toronto, ON M9C 4E3, Main Floor, South Meeting Room

Please contact our Office Manager Ann Schweighofer for further information

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RCLC – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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