Tag Archives: human rights

Need for affordable food focus of weekend gathering Food,News

The need for Indigenous people to have access to healthy and affordable food will be front and center at a conference in Toronto this weekend.

Federal government discriminates against aboriginal children, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decides News,Politics

Canada’s federal government has discriminated against First Nations children by not providing the same level of funding for child welfare services according to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal on Tuesday morning.

Trans student success prompts new policies News

By Maria-Josee Martinez Humber’s Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Diversity hosted a presentation this Thursday called “Working with Trans* Students in the Postsecondary Environment.” This event, dedicated to the transgender community, covered topics about equal rights, demographics and awareness. Cynthia Petersen, a partner at the law firm Sack Goldblatt Mitchell LLP., was the main

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Ottawa roundtable discusses murdered, missing Aboriginal women News,Politics

Rinelle Harper (L) and Perry Bellegarde (R)

Several Aboriginal leaders and provincial premiers met at a roundtable discussion in Ottawa on Friday to discuss the ongoing issue, supported by a presentation to the government by victims’ families.

Humber’s commemoration of the Montreal Massacre Features

By Lucy Sky Saturday marks the Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre. Humber College held its commemoration of the massacre on Dec. 4 in the main concourse. Lone gunman Marc Lépine killed 14 women and wounded 10 other, all students at the École Polytechnique,

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Ferguson awaits Grand Jury decision on police shooting International,News

Protester in St. Louis, Missouri.

A grand jury deliberation is underway for the contentious decision over a white police officer’s action resulting in an unarmed black teenager’s death.