This study finds that almost 270 human rights applications were filed against police services in Ontario between 2017 and 2020 but only one (1) application resulted in a public decision in favour of the applicant. Also, police services were almost always represented by a lawyer or paralegal while applicants were mostly self-represented.
How can anti-Black racism in policing be so rampant but findings against individual officers be so rare?
Just ahead of the election, we are pleased to present our Guide on the 2022 Ontario Provincial Election. Read the full report about what the major political parties are planning to do to address anti-Black racism in education, employment, housing, health, and criminal justice.
BLAC on Poverty Law: Part One
This webinar brings together lawyers in Ontario’s clinic system to talk about anti-Black racism in housing, employment, social assistance and immigration, including how to identify and make legal arguments about anti-Black racism in case work.
BLAC on Poverty Law: Part Two
This webinar focuses on how legal clinics can better serve Black clients and combat anti-Black racism in their work. The speakers introduce key concepts, provide an overview of major cases on anti-Black racism, review the kinds of evidence and arguments that legal service providers can put forward, and provide recommendations for how to deliver clinic law services in a culturally competent way.
BLAC on COVID: The Disproportionate Impact of the Pandemic on Black Ontarians
In this webinar, the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is joined by a panel of experts to explore the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on the Black communities in Ontario. Presented by: Akwatu Khenti (PhD), Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity; Hermie Abraham, Labour and Employment Lawyer; Alex Battick, Education and Human Rights Lawyer.
In Conversation with BLAC: Understanding the Human Rights Legal System
Watch this webinar to gain insight and legal information pertaining to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Presented by human rights lawyers Sasha Hart and Roger Love, and moderated by BLAC’s staff lawyer Piera Savage.
A Forum on Black Youth and the Justice System
This webinar is hosted by the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) and Pathways to Care (Black Health Alliance). Learn more about the rights of Black youth in the justice system in Ontario, what to do if you or your family require assistance, and where to go for advice. Presented by: Tiyondah Fante-Coleman, Sade Makinde, Khaldah Salih, Jody Yaa Dunn, and moderated by Ameerah Craigg.
In Conversation with BLAC: A Webinar on Anti-Black Racism & Child Protection in Ontario
Watch this webinar for an in-depth discussion on anti-Black racism and how it relates to the child welfare system in Ontario.