The Ontario Human Rights Commission is looking into the relationship between the Toronto Police and the Black community. If you are a Black person who has experienced discrimination or racial profiling by the police, the OHRC wants to hear from you.
Have you been charged with a crime? Have you been denied legal aid? We may be able to help. Visit our criminal law page to read more able the kinds of cases we can take on.
Do you need advice about custody and access? Questions about child support? DLS may be able to assist. To find out more about these services, visit our family law page.
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Lost your job? Treated unfairly at work? Problems with your employer? We may be able to assist you.
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Caregivers Action Centre (CAC) is working in coalition with a broad range of groups to get a repeal of Section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), which excludes people with certain medical conditions and disabled people from Canada. Section 38(1)(c) allows for an applicant to be rejected if they or their family member “might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services.” For caregivers, this means that if any of their family members has a disability, the caregiver and her entire family is barred from becoming permanent residents here.
If you know a caregiver or any other migrant affected by this issue who is not already connected to the campaign, please put them in touch with the CAC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-782-6633.
Visit http://migrantrights.ca/en/nodiscrimination/ to sign a petition repealing Section 38.
We are grateful for the funding provided by Legal Aid Ontario, the Law Foundation of Ontario, the Faculty of Law and students at the University of Toronto.