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City of Toronto Commits to Essential Physical Distancing Standards to Protect People Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19
May 19, 2020 – The Black Legal Action Centre, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Sanctuary Ministries of Toronto, Aboriginal Legal Services, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario, and HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario have reached an agreement with the City of Toronto today. “BLAC became involved in this litigation because, we see every day through our work,Read More
Effective May 1, 2020, the ODSP/OW Emergency Benefit has been extended until July 2020. The Emergency Benefit is for people who have additional costs related to COVID-19 (e.g., travel costs to pick up essential items for people avoiding public transit, delivery costs for essential items for people or families who are self-isolated or quarantined).Read More
The Black Legal Action Centre and its coalition partners have filed a constitutional and human rights challenge against the City of Toronto today. We are deeply concerned that the City continues to operate and oversee shelters that do not adhere to physical distancing standards. This endangers those who use the shelter system,Read More