“It’s Never Okay”-Ontario’s new action plan to stop sexual violence

On March 8, 2015 Kathleen Wynne’s office released the, “It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment” program.  Highlighted below are the 13 steps the plan commits to implement to stop sexual violence and harassment.         To view the full document click It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Violence and Haras...
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Ontario announces the Roundtable on Violence Against Women

Ontario Viloence Against Women Roundtable
This Roundtable will begin advising the government on emerging issues related to gender-based violence as of March 2015.  The Roundtable comprises representatives from 22 provincial umbrella organizations in the violence against women sector, as well as experts from other sectors to speak about issues affecting specific populations. Read the VAWroundtable news
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HEDR is hiring!

Public Education at SAVIS
Halton Equity and Diversity Roundtable (HEDR) is hiring!  Resumes will be accepted until 5pm on April 10, 2015.  Click the job posting for all the details. HEDR Coordinator job posting
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Black History Month – Dr. Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae Jemison Occupations: NASA Astronaut Physician Professor Dr. Mae Jemison (born in 1956) is the first African-American female astronaut. Jemison graduated from Chicago's Morgan Park High School in 1973 and entered Stanford University at age 16.  She graduated from Stanford in 1977, receiving a B.S. in chemical engineering and fulfilling the requirements for a B.A. i...
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New Website Launched for the Ontario’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).

New Website Launched for the Ontario’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Ontario's Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, available at: www.ovc.gov.on.ca. This website incorporates feedback and input we have received from victims and other stakeholders, and includes information on: The OVC and its Board Members; ...
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Respecting Trans Inmates

The province of Ontario is instituting new admission and placement policies for trans inmates in provincial correctional facilities. This is to ensure that their rights are recognized and protected. This policy is believed to be one of the most progressive policies in North America that addresses the treatment of trans people in the care and custody of provincial correctio...
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