2017 Ontario Budget announced on Thursday, April 28, 2017, includes a “Black Youth Action Plan” as part of its policy to address racism and to to advance equality for all Ontarians. The following the details of the “Ontario Black Youth Action Plan”:
On April 20, 2017, The Ontario government introduced the Fair Housing Plan that includes 16 housing affordability measures for homebuyers and renters after two consecutive years of double-digit gains in the housing market that made the average house prices in the Toronto region reach $916,567 in March 2017, up 33.2 per cent from a year earlier.
What is happening to Canada? We welcome people from all over the world with the idea that we become Canadians. And then we sub-divide. In the call of our Prime Minister to be proud of our diversity, he is doing his best to divide us up into groups; each demanding special treatment.
Ontario Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism Michael Coteau, sent a joint letter to Peel District School Board (PDSB) announcing their full support of religious accommodation in public schools.
Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, announced on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 a four-year, $47 million plan to support 10,800 Black children, youth and their families in schooling, postsecondary education and employment, as well as those in conflict with the law.
“Our collective communal voice is strong and effective”. For the first time ever, Tuesday, February 1st, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) held its inaugural Lobby Day at Queens Park. Participating were more than one hundred volunteers from Ontario’s Jewish community plus CIJA staff.
Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, published on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 the “Three Year Anti-Racism Strategic Plan” that will start “collecting race-based data” as a “valuable way to better understand where racial inequalities exist.”
New legislation – the Anti Human Trafficking Act – was proposed in Ontario, where about two thirds of all police reported cases in Canada occur. It would permit survivors and those at risk, to apply restraining orders and also take their traffickers to civil court. In addition, it would proclaim February 22 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
On February 23, 2017 the Ontario legislature unanimously passed a motion against Islamophobia. The motion that was tabled by Liberal MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers, MPP (Ottawa—Vanier) reads the following: In the opinion of this House, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario should reaffirm that diversity has always played an important part in Ontario’s culture and heritage; recognize the significant contributions Muslims ...