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Ontario Budget 2017: ISAC response and analysis

Information from Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): Ontario's 2017 Budget does very little to address the deep poverty experienced by people relying on support from Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (...

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Ontario Energy Support Program to benefit more consumers, increase credits by 50%

From an Ontario Energy Board news release: Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the Ontario Electricity Support Program (OESP...

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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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Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Lindsay

From a Government of Ontario news release: Ontario is launching a pilot project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help...

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 21 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:

Housing

  • New tax, rent controls part of Wynne...
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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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ODSP and Arts Council Grants

Recorded on April 20, 2017 - 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...
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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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ODSP and Arts Grants

Arts councils encourage artists who are Deaf or have a disability to apply for grants to develop their artistic projects. However, artists on ODSP worry about how this funding may affect their eligibility for, or the amount of ODSP benefits. This...

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