Iler Campbell at the CHFT Fall 2022 Education Event

September 20th, 2022 by Hunter Stone

The Co‑operative housing Federation of Toronto’s 2022 Toronto Fall Education Event is taking place virtually from October 15 to December 3, 2022. Continue reading “Iler Campbell at the CHFT Fall 2022 Education Event”

We’ll be closed on Thursday for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 28th, 2021 by Iler Campbell

Iler Campbell is closing on Thursday September 30th to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We’ll be taking the time to reflect on and acknowledge the unjust ways Indigenous peoples have been treated at the hands of settlers for many centuries and up to today. 

Non-profit boards: try not to ‘Zoom’ past equitable governance

August 31st, 2020 by Karly Wilson

This article was first published on rabble.ca.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had the unique ability to highlight social areas where inequality and inequity have been lurking for ages. Gender discrimination in the workplace is no exception.

There have been countless articles addressing the extra burden that the pandemic has placed on women, often centring the many complexities of domestic labour division and child care. Even without these larger issues, smaller forms of discrimination, or microaggressions, persist during the pandemic as well, even as our work lives have moved almost entirely online.

It has never been easier to work remotely, and professionals across the country have been lauding the advancements in technology that have made working possible during the pandemic. Zoom meetings, “fax by email,” Facetime calls, constant texting — they all allow employers to replicate the workplace experience for employees from the comfort of their home offices (or living room couches, or kitchens, or bedrooms). For many women, these technologies have not only replicated the issues they already experienced at work, but have exacerbated them.

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Brian Iler profiled in Corporate Knights magazine

February 27th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

Corporate Knights magazine, which bills itself as “the voice for clean capitalism,” has a profile of Brian in their current issue. Among other things, Brian talks of his love for sailing, his work on social finance and a proposal to convert the closing Oshawa GM plant to build electric vehicles. Did you know that the wind turbine at Toronto’s Exhibition Place got built by classifying it as an amusement device?

Check out the profile here.

Celia Chandler wins Canadian Online Publishing Award

February 26th, 2020 by Iler Campbell

Celia accepting the award.

Readers of our year in review may recall that Celia’s reflections on medically assisted death in Canada was nominated for a 2019 Canadian Online Publishing Award in the Media, Best Blog Column category. It gives us great pleasure to let you know that she won!

Did you miss the article the first time around? Check it out here.

Supreme Court’s Jarvis decision re-examines privacy in public places

March 5th, 2019 by Brynn Leger

This article was first published on rabble.ca

In R v Jarvis, an Ontario high school teacher was charged with voyeurism after secretly taking videos of his female students’ chests with a camera pen. Intuitively, Jarvis’ actions seem wrong. But the trial court and Court of Appeal acquitted him. The Supreme Court overturned those decisions and convicted Jarvis, updating the analysis of “reasonable expectation of privacy” in the process. Continue reading “Supreme Court’s Jarvis decision re-examines privacy in public places”