May is Free Wills Month!

From the Free Wills Month website: Free Wills Month brings together a group of well respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple Wills written or updated free of charge by...


Ontario nursing homes feed seniors on $8.33 a day

Nursing home residents rarely get enough fresh vegetables and fruit, nutritious meats and fish — keys to health and happiness — because Ontario feeds them on $8.33 a day.

That is less than the...


May and June 2017: Retiring on a low income: Plain language advice

Information from Open Policy Ontario: You need to know how to get the most from income security programs. Many financial advisors are unfamiliar with how...


Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33B a year: Study

Caring for aging parents costs Canadians $33 billion a year in direct out-of-pocket expenses and time off work, a new study by CIBC says.

The report also says that...


ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 May 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:

On International Workers Day, migrant workers are still precarious and...


Ontario Tax Credits, Benefits and Incentives

This webpage from the Ontario Ministry of Finance provides links to information on various provincial tax credits and benefits. It includes credits available to single people and families in Ontario, including single parent families, seniors, and...


Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS)

This webpage provides information on the Ontario Guaranteed Annual Income System (GAINS). GAINS ensures a guaranteed minimum income for Ontario seniors by providing monthly payments to qualifying pensioners. The monthly GAINS payments are on top of...


Ontario urged to overhaul power of attorney laws to improve 'accountability'

The creation of a specialized tribunal and more education and transparency around power of attorney are among the 58 recommendations in a report going to government on strengthening the laws around...


Toronto's Advocacy Centre for the Elderly offers tips to prevent abuse

From an article in Elder abuse – it can happen to anyone.

Trust your instincts. Ask questions. Protect yourself, and help others.

Lawyer Judith Wahl shared that advice Monday, as well as insights...


Video: Long-term care home where resident beaten cited several times for abuse

From a news item from CityNews: CityNews has learned a facility where an 85-year-old man was brutally attacked by another resident had been warned more than a handful of times that it needed to do a better job at protecting its...

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