Healthcare for Migrants: National Day of Action
Tuesday February 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm at 74 Victoria Street
This rally will be taking place at the Immigration and Refugee Board in Toronto, in conjunction with rallies across Canada on this day to call on the federal government to stop the denial of healthcare on the basis of immigration status. The United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) recently issued a landmark decision condemning Canada for denying access to essential health care on the basis of immigration status based on the case of Nell Toussaint. The UN has given Canada 180 days to respond to the UN decision which ends in February. Parkdale Community Legal Services will be hosting a teach-in following by a banner and poster making event in their boardroom on Monday February 11th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Find out more here!
How to File a Freedom of Information Request
Wednesday February 13, 6:00pm – 9:00pm at OISE (252 Bloor Street West)
Tools for Change is offering a workshop on how to file a freedom of information request. Institutions will often use loopholes and weaknesses in the law to prevent the public from accessing information. In this workshop, social justice lawyer Pippa Feinstein will show participants the basics and secret tips to get the information needed to make your case. Check out all the details here!
14th Annual Strawberry Ceremony
Thursday February 14, 12:30pm-1:30pm at Toronto Police Headquarters (40 College Street)
No More Silence is once again hosting the annual strawberry ceremony for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, trans and two spirit people. On February 14th the ceremony is held in solidarity with the women who started this vigil over 20 years ago in Vancouver's downtown eastside and with the marches and rallies that will be taking place across this land. No More Silence has continued to work hard to create a community-owned database in collaboration with Families of Sisters in Spirit and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network in It Starts with Us - the collaboration has also produced these beautiful tributes. Find out more info here!
Sustaining Our Change-making: Your Anti-Burnout Coping Series
January 23 to April 3rd, Community Action Centre (200 King Street East)
The folks at Community Action Centre are hosting a workshop series to help anyone engaged in social justice work, activism, and community change take care of their wellbeing while doing this vital work. The workshops will incorporate some Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills, and other tools that could be useful to sustain social justice workers and change makers. During the six workshops, participants will explore and learn from peers about coping with distress, mindfulness, emotions, communication, setting boundaries and conflict resolution. Find out the full details here!