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Canada’s human rights shortcomings must be addressed by UN Human Rights Committee

Recent troubling developments have added to an already long list of worrying concerns being presented by Amnesty International to the UN Human Rights Committee today in Geneva. They are part of a brief covering 31 issues with 55 recommendations submitted for the review of Canada’s compliance with the country’s obligations under the International Covenant on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 2015320 Views

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Government support enables A Safe Place to continue operations

July 2, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Yukon government is providing the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre with $39,000 – in addition to $50,000 from the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women Fund – to support A Safe Place, an initiative that offers women and children low-barrier drop-in programming on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. “We’re pleased to support […]

by ahnationtalk on July 3, 2015333 Views

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Canada Ranks 79th on the Kids’ Rights Index

July 02, 2015 Down 19 positions from 2013, Canada ranks 79th out of 165 countries surveyed annually for the Kids’ Rights Index. Canada ranked an abysmal 137th in Domain 5, which includes indicators like non-discrimmination and best interests of the child. Click here to learn more about the Index and this year’s results. NT4

by aanationtalk on July 3, 2015377 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Big Thinking – Justice Sinclair – What do we do about the legacy of Indian residential schools?

Credits: IdeasIdees Published on May 30, 2015 The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), presents Congress 2015’s introductory Big Thinking lecture. Justice Sinclair was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in March of 1988 and to the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 20152262 Views

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Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women releases key concerns with RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update”

June 29 2015 – The Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC), a national coalition of advocacy groups, has multiple concerns with the RCMP “Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women: 2015 Update to the RCMP’s 2014 Operational Overview. Key LSC criticisms of the 2015 RCMP Update include: (1) the suggestion that the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 2015342 Views

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Native Women’s Association of Canada Interim President Dr. Dawn Harvard says RCMP’s new report on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women highlights the immediate need for a National Public Inquiry and a National Action Plan

OTTAWA, June 20, 2015 – The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) Interim President Dawn Harvard said today the over-representation of Indigenous women who are missing and/or murdered in Canada is a serious issue, which cannot be ignored any longer. This follows Friday’s release of the RCMP’s 2015 Update to the National Operational Overview on […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015265 Views

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Pauktuutit Welcomes the 2015 RCMP National Operational Overview Update

June 19, 2015 (Ottawa, ON) Pauktuutit commends the RCMP for their ongoing commitment to addressing the issue of violence against indigenous women in Canada. ‘I thank the RCMP for taking our concerns seriously, and for noting the need to address family violence as a priority,’ said Rebecca Kudloo, President. ‘The RCMP report also underscores the need […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015284 Views

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New RCMP Report Reinforces Need for National Inquiry: ONWA Continues the Call for Action

June 19, 2015 The RCMP released their secondary report today that provides an update to the national crisis of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Like its predecessor, this report reiterates the already known fact that Aboriginal women are more likely to go missing or be murdered than non-Aboriginal women in Canada. The Ontario […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015249 Views

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NAN Renews Call for National Inquiry on MMIW After RCMP Update

June 19, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler says today’s update by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) on its 2014 overview of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls focuses on the relationship between the victims and perpetrators of this violence while ignoring the growing need for a […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015338 Views

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National Inuit Leader and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami thanks the RCMP and Pauktuutit for their efforts on Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women

June 19th, Ottawa, ON – Mr. Terry Audla, National Inuit Leader and President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), acknowledges the efforts of the RCMP and partners for their National Operational Overview report and for taking the concerns of Canada’s Aboriginal communities seriously. The report indeed is a “stark portrait of a complex issue” as noted […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 2015238 Views

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Gathering for B.C. families of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

June 18, 2015 VANCOUVER – B.C. and Aboriginal leadership partners have agreed to jointly plan and host a family gathering to provide a safe and supportive place for families of missing and murdered Aboriginal women to heal together by sharing their stories and their strength, and identifying a path forward to end violence against Aboriginal […]

by aanationtalk on June 18, 2015321 Views

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Harper Government Takes Tangible Action that Puts Key Information on Violence Prevention at the Fingertips of Aboriginal Women and Girls

June 18, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today announced the Government of Canada is taking tangible action to support innovative initiatives that […]

by aanationtalk on June 18, 2015286 Views

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Joint Statement: Canadian Groups Call For A National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, BC CEDAW Group, Feminist Alliance for International Action, and International Women’s Rights Project call on the federal government to immediately adopt and implement TRC recommendation to conduct public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls Joint Statement June 2015 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch […]

by ahnationtalk on June 17, 2015305 Views

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‘Justice Act’ formally enacted today

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to inform the community that the Kahnawà:ke Justice System Law, often referred to as the ‘Justice Act,’ was officially enacted today through a Mohawk Council Executive Directive signed by all twelve (12) Council Chiefs. The law is considered the most important single piece of legislation created in many […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 2015307 Views

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Public Forum to Examine ’60s Scoop

June 12, 2015 Raven Sinclair, who gathered stories for her Ph.D. of First Nations children being apprehended into the care of non-Aboriginal families, is one of four presenters on the topic at a public forum taking place at Station 20 West. The event takes place Friday, June 12, 2015 at Station 20 West, 1120 20th […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 2015278 Views

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Reconciliation Begins with our Communities: ONWA Pushes for Implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recommendations

June 10, 2015 As the voice for Aboriginal women and their families in Ontario, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is urging Canada to implement the recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. On June 2, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) confirmed what Aboriginal people, organizations and communities already knew – that the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2015295 Views

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NTI Voices Support for National Inquiry

(June 10, 2015 — Iqaluit, Nunavut) Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. Vice-President James Eetoolook today confirmed support for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. “NTI supports a national inquiry. An inquiry is a necessary and critical step in improving the way Canada treats Aboriginal women and crimes against Aboriginal women,” […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2015328 Views

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NAN Supports St. Anne’s Residential School Survivors’ Struggle for Justice

June 9, 2015 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler will support Indian Residential School survivors back in court today during an ongoing legal battle with the Government of Canada over documents relating to a 1990s criminal investigation into widespread child abuse at St. Anne’s Residential School in Fort Albany First […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2015317 Views

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Government of Canada takes action to stop violence against women and girls

New project will address sexual violence in rural and remote Saskatchewan June 5, 2015 – Regina, SK – Status of Women Canada The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today announced funding for a new project that will help prevent and address sexual violence against women and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2015279 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission Final Report and Closing

June 2, 2015 Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, BC) – Today Justice Murray Sinclair provided the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Final Report, “Honoring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future”, during the TRC closing events in Ottawa. The TRC concluded a five-year mandate to create awareness about and document the history and on-going legacy of the […]

by aanationtalk on June 5, 2015438 Views

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Okanagan Chiefs Respond to TRC historic tabling of Report

June 3, 2015 The Okanagan Nation Chiefs Executive Council acknowledges and honors the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) for their long, grueling work of listening to the compelling stories of the Residential School survivors. We sincerely hope that moving forward, meaningful steps will be taken to address these inequalities in child welfare and together we […]

by aanationtalk on June 5, 2015296 Views

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Secwepemc Chiefs Want Reconciliation and Justice for Families Impacted by Current Child Welfare System and Indian Residential School Day Scholars

June 4, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kamloops – On May 28th, 2015, Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin remarked in her speech on “Reconciling Unity and Diversity in the Modern Era: Tolerance and Intolerance” that there are three conditions that she believes “essential to maintaining the norm of tolerance: first, insisting on respect for the human dignity […]

by aanationtalk on June 5, 2015276 Views

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Canada: Amnesty International urges all levels of government to implement Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations

June 2, 2015 Full implementation of the recommendations released today by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is essential to provide justice for residential schools survivors and their communities and to ensure that Canada lives up to its international human rights obligations. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as part of a legal settlement with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 2015239 Views

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Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: A Tragic Past, an Uncertain Future

WENDAKE, QC, June 3, 2015– The release of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is a milestone in the common history of Aboriginal Peoples and Canadians. History is not useful if it is not retained. This is the challenge faced by the Canadian society as a whole, and it’s a huge challenge, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2015229 Views

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Walks for Reconciliation to be held in support of survivors of residential schools

Jun 02, 2015 In a show of support to the survivors of residential schools, and to mark the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the Nunatsiavut Government will hold a ‘Walk of Reconciliation’ in all five Labrador Inuit communities, as well as in Upper Lake Melville. The walks will start from the each […]

by pmnationtalk on June 3, 2015172 Views

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Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women’s Monument

June 2, 2015 The Saskatoon Tribal Council and the Saskatoon Police Service are inviting members of the public to attend a discussion with the shortlisted artists for the memorial to be placed in front of the new police headquarters. This event takes place on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Community Room […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2015282 Views

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Featured Video of the Day: Canada attempted ‘cultural genocide’ on aboriginals: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin

Credits: The Globe and Mail Published on May 29, 2015 At the Global Centre for Pluralism’s annual lecture, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin says Canada attempted to commit “cultural genocide” against aboriginal peoples, in what she calls the worst stain on Canada’s human-rights record. Have a video, podcast or story you would like featured here contact us with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 2015571 Views

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TRC Findings

Please click on the reports below: Executive Summary Principles Survivors Speak (EN) Survivors Speak (FR) Calls to Action (EN) Calls to Action (FR) NT5

by aanationtalk on June 2, 2015408 Views

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The First Step Towards Reconciliation

May 30, 2015 OTTAWA – Thousands of Aboriginal and non-­Aboriginal Canadians will participate in the Walk for Reconciliation to open the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) Sunday morning in Ottawa. The walk is organized in collaboration with Reconciliation Canada. TRC Commissioners Justice Sinclair, Marie Wilson and Wilton Littlechild of […]

by aanationtalk on June 1, 2015245 Views

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Province Supports Community-Based Justice Programming in Saskatoon

May 29, 2015 The Ministry of Justice continues to support community-based efforts in Saskatoon that aim to reduce crime and make a positive impact on the lives of people dealing with conflict.  Nine programs will receive more than $1 million in 2015-16. “These programs exemplify the kind of on-the-ground innovation that drives our ministry,” Justice […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015219 Views

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Laurier-Government of Northwest Territories Partnership receives funding to build world-class research infrastructure throughout the Northwest Territories

WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Changing Arctic Network (CANet) research team has been awarded $3.2 million in funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to continue to build Laurier’s global leadership in cold regions environmental research. Climate warming is resulting in dramatic changes to ecosystems across the Canadian North, including conversion of forests to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015197 Views

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MCK applauds Chief Justice’s assertion that Canada attempted ‘cultural genocide’ on aboriginals

The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke (MCK) wishes to commend the Supreme Court of Canada’s Chief Justice Beverly McLachlin for acknowledging Canada’s treatment of aboriginal people at the time of colonization was the “most glaring blemish on the Canadian historic record of ‘wrong-doing,’ and that the government’s 19th Century assimilation policies toward aboriginal people would today […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2015475 Views

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Fair, Impartial and Representative Juries Lacking for Aboriginal Peoples in Saskatchewan

(Saskatoon, SK – May 29, 2015) The relationship between the criminal justice system and Aboriginal peoples has been further alienated by Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision in Her Majesty the Queen v. Clifford Kokopenace. The case involved Clifford Kokopenace, who on June 17, 2008, in Kenora Ontario, was convicted of manslaughter by a jury […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2015363 Views

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Five projects share $200,000 to help prevent violence against Aboriginal women

May 28, 2015 WHITEHORSE—Five Yukon projects that address the issue of violence against Aboriginal women are sharing $200,000 in funding from the Government of Yukon this year. Canada’s Aboriginal women experience disproportionate levels of violence,” Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor said. “The Yukon government recognizes the severity of this problem and supports […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2015241 Views

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Powerful events mark close of Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Ottawa

May 26, 2015 (Toronto, ON) – KAIROS Canada invites everyone to be part of a series of powerful events leading up to and complementing the close of the historic Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). KAIROS’ Time for Reconciliation intergenerational gathering will feature leading thinkers on Indigenous rights and interactive workshops on May 29, May 30 […]

by aanationtalk on May 26, 2015335 Views

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Harper Government helps Edmonton at-risk youth and their families

Federally-funded crime prevention program combats risk factors of criminal and violent behaviours May 22, 2015                Edmonton, Alberta        Public Safety Canada Today, the Honourable Tim Uppal – Minister of State for Multiculturalism and Member of Parliament for Edmonton—Sherwood Park and the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2015205 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation at Congress

May 19, 2015 As thousands of scholars congregate in Ottawa for Congress 2015, the capital will be anticipating the release of the final report of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The report will contribute towards truth, healing and reconciliation in response to Indian Residential Schools. Justice Sinclair, Chair of the TRC is the opening […]

by ahnationtalk on May 21, 2015311 Views

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City of Ottawa welcomes the Witness Blanket to City Hall

May 20, 2015 Media Advisory Ottawa – The City of Ottawa is honoured to welcome the Witness Blanket, a large art installation designed by Master Carver Carey Newman, as part of the closing events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Date:    Friday, May 22 Time:   11 a.m. Location: Ottawa City Hall, […]

by aanationtalk on May 21, 2015314 Views

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Department of Justice now accepting applications for victims assistance funding

May 15, 2015 The Department of Justice is accepting applications for funding from the Victims Assistance Fund. This fund supports community-based projects and activities that provide services and assistance to victims of crime. Funding can provide training opportunities to inform community workers about the needs and circumstances of victims of crime. Funding can also help […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 2015204 Views

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Families First Foundation – A New Charitable Foundation created for Families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girl

May 15, 2015. Treaty One Territory. Yesterday a new foundation was provincially incorporated that will raise funds in order to respond to the ongoing issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). “We are very excited that we are able to initiate the Families First Foundation. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs receives calls […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2015331 Views

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Charlie/Luggi Families – Legal Fund

GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN https://www.gofundme.com/inquest BACKGROUND On January 20, 2012, Carl Charlie & Robert F. Luggi Jr were killed at a workplace explosion at Babine Forest Products, just outside of Burns Lake, British Columbia (BC). The Charlie and Luggi families have set up this fundraising campaign to raise funds to to hire their own “Independent […]

by aanationtalk on May 15, 2015240 Views

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Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations Child Welfare

In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint against the federal government of Canada, alleging that child welfare services provided to First Nations children and families on-reserve were flawed, inequitable and discriminatory. They ask that the Tribunal find that First Nations children are being […]

by aanationtalk on May 8, 2015358 Views

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New Caring Society Commercial

May 5, 2015 Watch the new 5 second Caring Society commercial done by Horizon Travel & Lifestyle:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMcxzuLQuSk. It will be playing May/June 2015 in the Toronto subway tunnels. NT3

by aanationtalk on May 7, 2015217 Views

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I am a Witness Campaign

May 5, 2015 In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations filed a human rights complaint against the Government of Canada. They alleged that Canada’s failure to provide equitable and culturally based child welfare services to First Nations children on-reserve is discrimination on the basis of race […]

by aanationtalk on May 5, 2015297 Views

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UN Women announces bold commitments to gender equality from 10 partners across the world

Five global companies and five universities announce their commitments as HeForShe IMPACT Champions Date : 05 May 2015 (New York)—UN Women’s HeForShe campaign today announced 10 bold commitments from its IMPACT Champions, demonstrating strong leadership to advance women’s rights and empowerment. The HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 is an initiative that aims to engage an initial 10 […]

by aanationtalk on May 5, 2015233 Views

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Services for Victims Expanded to Central Saskatchewan

April 24, 2015 The Ministry of Justice is proud to announce the grand opening of Sask Central Victim Services. “Thousands of residents now have access to these crucial supports and services should they need them,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “With this major piece of our expansion plan complete, I’m pleased to […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2015321 Views

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Announcing National Elizabeth Fry Week – May 4-10, 2015

The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) celebrates National Elizabeth Fry Week annually.  National Elizabeth Fry Week is always the week preceding Mother’s Day. The majority of women who are criminalized and imprisoned are mothers. Most of them were the sole supporters of their families at the time they were incarcerated. Elizabeth Fry Societies […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 2015227 Views

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Province enhances Protections for Victims of violence and abuse

April 23, 2015 The Victims of Interpersonal Violence Act will soon update protections and expand the ability of police to help victims of violence and abuse. “A lot has changed since Saskatchewan was the first province to introduce such legislation,” Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant said.  “This update was necessary to ensure police […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2015230 Views

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Ontario Recognizes Recipients of 2015 Victim Services Awards of Distinction

Province Honours Excellence in Victim Services Ontario is honouring 15 individuals and organizations dedicated to helping victims of crime. During an annual ceremony at Queen’s Park, the 2015 Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction recognized both the victims of crime whose courage and dedication have raised awareness of victims’ issues in Ontario, and the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 23, 2015275 Views

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Walk for Reconciliation

The Walk for Reconciliation is designed to transform and renew the very essence of relationships among Aboriginal peoples and all Canadians. It sounds so simple, but just the act of gathering and walking and sharing our stories can join us all in a shared commitment to creating a new way forward in our relationships with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 22, 2015229 Views

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