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Legal Aid gives grant to community centres assisting black youth facing suspension

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 @ 9:16 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Legal Aid Ontario has provided two $100,000 grants to community health centres in the GTA to fund programing aimed at supporting black students in trouble at school.

Moya Teklu, staff lawyer at Legal Aid Ontario“The racialized community strategy that we launched in 2016 engaged in community consultation and involved meeting with over 40 organizations,” said Moya Teklu, a staff lawyer at Legal Aid Ontario. “Particularly in the black community, education was identified as an area of high need. The data that exists also reflects a despair...