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Government of Canada repeals Conditional Permanent Residency Requirement

April 28, 2017/Toronto: The Government of Canada has repealed the conditional permanent residence regulation effective immediately. Previously under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, spousal sponsorship applications for permanent residence received on or after October 25, 2012 required sponsored spouses to cohabit with their sponsor for two years from the day on which they receive their […]

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Ontario Workers Deserve A Wage-Theft Protection Program With Teeth

CSALC Staff Lawyer Vince Wong published an editorial in The Huffington Post Canada speaking to the importance of bring back the Ontario Employee Wage Protection Program (EWPP) in order to protect vulnerable workers who are victims of wage theft from their employers and collection failures of the Ministry of Labour. Read the Huffington Post Editorial […]

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Hiring: Community Legal Worker – Two Year Contract Position

CHINESE AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN LEGAL CLINICCOMMUNITY LEGAL WORKER POSITIONTWO YEAR CONTRACT POSITION Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC), a community legal clinic funded by Legal Aid Ontario, is seeking a dynamic community legal worker to help advance social justice and racial equity through community organizing, public legal education and client services. This is a […]

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Ending racial discrimination means overhauling our employment laws

Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic Director Avvy Go and Ontario Federation of Labour President Chris Buckley released an opinion editorial in the Toronto Star speaking to the importance of changing employment and labour laws in Ontario to address injustices and improve working conditions for racialized workers in the province. Read the Toronto Star Editorial here

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Ontario Launches 3 Year Anti-Racism Strategy

On March 7, 2017, the Government of Ontario released a new three year strategic plan in order to break down barriers for racialized people across the province, including Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities. Following community meetings held across the province in 2016, Michael Coteau, Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, today released A Better Way Forward: […]

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Joint Submission to the UN CEDAW

October 12, 2016 The Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC) collaborated with Colour of Poverty Campaign/Colour of Change Network (COP-COC), the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO) on a Joint Submission to the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of […]

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July 25, 2016 – We need to create a space in public discourse to talk about racism and racial inequities without all the baggage that the rose-coloured multicultural narrative brings with it. We need to be able to have a mature, evidence-based discussion about race which leads to concrete, sustainable, and effective government action. This can […]

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June 30, 2016 – While Prime Minister Trudeau has made gender parity and gender equality a central theme of his government, he has yet to demonstrate his commitment to racial equality as it affects peoples of colour in this country. This he can do by engaging all racialized communities in a full discussion around a revitalized […]

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