Lean In, Stand Up: Learning Male Allyship Conference

Men have a plethora of ways to stop violence including gender-based violence whenever it occurs. The Male Ally Network (M.A.N) was created on that exact premise.  M.A.N understands the need for men to unlearn the toxic ideologies of manhood, understand that he has inherent privilege, use that privilege to become an active bystander and male ally and to help end gender base...
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MEDIA RELEASE – Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Launches Regional Client Centered Support Model for Survivors of Human Trafficking

MEDIA RELEASE  HALTON COLLABORATIVE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAUNCHES REGIONAL CLIENT CENTERED SUPPORT MODEL FOR SURVIVORS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING OAKVILLE-February 13th, 2017 – The Halton Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (HCAHT) is thrilled to announce that they will be launching their Halton Region Client Centred Support Model, and are inviting all relevant commun...
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Black History Month – Harry Jerome

Harry Jerome Occupation: Athlete Harry Jerome (1940–1982) also known as Mr. Canada held many achievements in the Olympics in the 1960’s. He received the world record in several different track events and continued to receive his Master’s degree in Physical Education in his post-athletic career. After Harry’s athletic career he was invited by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau t...
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Black History Month – Measha Brueggergosman

Measha Brueggergosman Occupations: Opera Singer Concert Artist Stage Actress Measha Brueggergosman (born in 1977) grew up singing in the choir of her local church in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Brueggergosman pursued her musical interests with both vocal and piano lessons. She attended the University of Toronto, where she earned a Bachelor of Music and continued to Düssel...
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Black History Month – Zanana Akande

Zanana Akande Occupations: Teacher Principal Journalist Politician Cabinet Minister Zanana L. Akande (born in 1937) is a former Canadian politician. She was the first Black woman elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and the first Black woman to serve as a cabinet minister in Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from the Univers...
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Black History Month – Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond Occupations: Businesswoman Beautician Viola Desmond (July 6, 1914 – February 7, 1965) was a Nova Scotian business woman who challenged racial discrimination at a movie theatre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia in 1946. She had trained as a teacher but soon joined her husband, Jack Desmond, in a combined barbershop and hairdressing salon. While expanding her busines...
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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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Consent in Ontario Sex-Education Curriculum

The new curriculum for Ontario's health and physical education curriculum will include healthy relationships and consent. Premier Kathleen Wynne has requested the inclusion of these topics, and the curriculum is due to be released in two months! While the curriculum itself will show how this will be implemented, it is heartening to see the necessary steps being taken for ...
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