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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 27 April 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Top stories include:

Budget

  • Ontario budget 2017: What to expect...
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Ontario's Basic Income Pilot Project: What will it mean for people on social assistance?

Information from Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): Earlier this week, the Ontario government announced its Basic Income Pilot Project.

The government has not yet provided all the details about how the pilot project will...

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May 11: Information session on Steps to Justice, Thunder Bay

The Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre would like to invite you to an upcoming information session:

Steps to Justice: Your guide to law in Ontario

Community Legal Education Ontario is excited to announce the...

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Canadian Environmental Law Association's April 2017 Bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include carcinogen reporting, endocrine disrupting chemicals, calling for triclosan ban, Green Budget Coalition, and the proposed risk assessment of pesticides.

Articles include:

  • Comparing carcinogen reporting...
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Your Health and Safety at Work - Information for Workers

This information sheet briefly explains what the Occupational Health and Safety Act is, who and how it protects, what your basic health and safety rights are at work, and what to do if you get hurt or sick because of work.

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HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter is now available

This issue includes: HALCO's Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.

Articles include:
  • HALCO's Ryan Peck Receives the...
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April 25: Addictions in the Workplace, Clinical and Legal Perspectives

Information from Reach Canada: Psychologist Matthew Rippeyoung will discuss the shift in how substance use and abuse is conceptualized, the variety of treatment approaches, how to support a person struggling with substance use, and...

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Border Rights for Refugees

This know-your-rights guide is for non-U.S. citizens coming to Canada from the United States to make a refugee claim. It has four sections:

  • Coming by a port of entry
  • Making a refugee claim at a port of entry
  • Entering...
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May 11: 'Sleep a night under my roof' training day for social service workers

From an InsideOttawaValley.com article: On May 11, the Table Community Food Centre will be hosting a free all-day workshop for front line workers and service providers called "Sleep A Night Under My Roof." The event takes place from 8...

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Register now for April 20 webinar on ODSP and Arts Council Grants

Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income...

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