A roundup of some of the latest news in women, Toronto, and/or politics this week. What stories did you read this week? Tell us in the comments.
- Toronto’s chief medical officer is calling for 3 safe injection sites to be implemented at community health centres. The report will be discussed at the board of health next week and former Toronto mayors united at a press conference this week to support the officer’s report.
- After many expressed their frustration this week that Toronto’s Afrofest would be reduced to a 1 day festival, Councillor McMahon has scheduled a meeting next week with city staff to follow up on the issue
- Academics at U of T found that 40% of minority job seekers “whiten” their resume in an effort to remove any indication of their racial or ethnic background from their job applications
- New research from the LGBTQ Homecare Access Project illustrates the obstacles queer Ontarians face in securing appropriate healthcare and homecare options
- MP Niki Ashton launched a new campaign to tackle youth unemployment and precarious work, which will include series of roundtable discussions with youth. Ashton is also encouraging youth (18-35) to share their stories at #GenYasksY
- Immigration Minister John McCallum announced that 69% of Syrian refugees outside of Quebec have found permanent housing, and he hopes by the end of June all refugees will have accommodation. Numbers do not include Quebec because the housing program is separate from the rest of the country in this case.