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What is Sanctuary Ontario? What is at stake in the Ontario elections?

NOII - May 24, 2018 - 9:41am

May 24, 2018 - The Ontario elections are here. Four parties vye for support from the public to manage the interests of the rich against the poor. Each of them aims to gain control of the levers of law-making of this province.

The ways in which our society and economics are currently organized, none of these four provide a path to transformation for the vast majority of people. Each of them is trying to become the legitimate government of illegitimately occupied Indigenous territory.

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Who is Ebrahim Toure?

NOII - May 15, 2018 - 11:47am

This is Ebrahim Toure. He has been in prison for five years. His parents are both dead. He is estranged from his siblings. He has severe mental health illnesses. And on May 23rd, the federal government of Canada will be in court fighting to keep him jail. Join him on May 23rd in Toronto to demand his freedom. 

The government says he shouldn’t be released because they can’t confirm who he is. They say he lied about his name. They say his name is not Toure, it’s Bakaba Touray. Ebrahim is functionally illiterate. He says Bakaba is a nickname and he misspelled his last name. No evidence has been put forward by the government to prove that his name is Bakaba Toure. How many of us have parents and grandparents who couldn’t spell their names or whose names were changed when we arrived here?

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Celebrating Caregivers on Mother's Day

NOII - May 9, 2018 - 10:03pm
Start: May/13/2018 - 2:00 pm Start: May/13/2018 - 2:00 pm

MIGRANT CAREGIVERS DO IMPORTANT WORK

This Mother's Day, the Caregivers Action Centre are inviting all current and former live-in and live-out caregivers, and those who want to show their appreciation, to a celebration at Yonge-Dundas Square.

Caregivers: come ready to get spoiled, to meet with other caregivers, learn about what the federal government is doing, and get support. We will have surprise performances, gifts, opportunities for learning, snacks and beverages, and a lot of fun!

Friends/allies: bring a token of appreciation for a caregiver to show that you value caregiving work.

If you are a caregiver and you would like to get involved in advance, please contact Caregivers Action Center at info@caregiversactioncentre.org.

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Toronto: Roving Rally for Lucy

NOII - April 3, 2018 - 9:27pm
Start: Apr/05/2018 - 1:00 pm Start: Apr/05/2018 - 1:00 pm

On Thursday, April 5th, join us at at a Roving Rally for Lucy in Toronto as we deliver letters to three Toronto area MPs. Join us at 1pm, and then TTC with us (tokens provided for those that need it).

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/936105889905157/

* 1pm at MP Arif Virani's office at 1596 Bloor West (Bloor and Dundas W).
* 1:30pm at MP Cynthia Freeland's office at 344 Bloor West (Bloor and Spadina)
* 2:00pm at MP Bill Morneau's office at 430 Parliament (Parliament and Carlton)

If you can take five minutes to drop off a letter to your local MP, get in touch with solidaritesansfrontieres@gmail.com for a package.

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Childcare for All - Call your Councilor

NOII - February 5, 2018 - 11:32pm

CALL YOUR COUNCILLOR NOW!
REMIND THEM! TORONTO IS A SANCTUARY CITY! CITY SERVICES SHOULD NOT BE DEPENDENT ON IMMIGRATION STATUS! WE NEED CHILDCARE FOR ALL.

Get your councilor’s contact info here: http://bit.ly/2nMKU2S

The City of Toronto is denying Torontonians their childcare subsidies on the basis of their immigration status. This is against Toronto’s sanctuary policy, which guarantees all residents access to all city services regardless of their immigration status.

Parents have been told - with no notice - that their Toronto childcare subsidy was being cancelled because of their status. Now they are left scrambling to find an alternative in the most expensive city in the country for childcare.

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