Ontario eyes ban of door-to-door sales on furnaces, AC, water-softening systems

Ontario is considering the outlawing of door-to-door sales of home-service products after receiving thousands of complaints about expensive, locked-in contracts signed under questionable circumstances.

The Putting Consumers First Act has been...


Canada Pension Plan appeal process - Appeal Division

Anyone who is the subject of a General Division decision can appeal that decision to the Appeal Division. This includes a claimant, a beneficiary, an added party, as well as the Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada. Topics include:...


CPP changes will disqualify 243,000 from Guaranteed Income Supplement: report

The federal government's plans to enhance the Canada Pension Plan will ultimately bump 243,000 low-income Canadians from qualifying for the Guaranteed Income Supplement, according to the latest report from Canada's chief...


Ontario Launches Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System

Ontario has appointed the Honourable Justice Eileen Gillese, an experienced judge of the Ontario Court of Appeal, to lead an independent public inquiry into the policies, procedures and oversight of long-term care homes.

In particular, Justice...


Region of Waterloo Community Services

The Region of Waterloo Community Services provides services for children, seniors, and people who need help finding a job, affordable housing, emergency shelter, or income assistance. Working with community partners, the Region is also exploring...


Organization aims to make Toronto neighbourhood Canada's most accessible

Canada's most high-profile organization supporting people with vision loss is turning to technology in a bid to create what it calls the country's most accessible neighbourhood.

The CNIB –...


LORINC: Are Toronto's high-rises safe for seniors? Part 1

Marjorie MacMillan, a retiree who lives in the Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) senior's apartment at 252 Sackville, stood on the outdoor terrace of her second floor unit and glanced upward. Somewhere,...


$100,000 fine for TCHC after Scarborough seniors' home fire 'nothing,' victim's daughter says

After his parents were caught in a deadly fire at their seniors' home last year, Melford Roberts spent hours frantically looking for them inside Scarborough hospitals. It wasn't until the next morning that his sister was...


Long-term care inspection reports: 'What we know is the tip of the iceberg'

Anyone with access to the internet can find the results of provincial inspections of long-term care homes. But these reports are far from transparent, says a lawyer who is an advocate for seniors.

The province's Long-Term Care Homes Quality...


Travelling lawyer service now available for seniors in Eastern Ontario

From an article in the Belleville Intelligencer:  Community Advocacy and Legal Clinic in Belleville announced a new Seniors' Program in May 2017. Special services are now available to low-income adults, age 60+ who require...

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