Notice re: Chronic care co-payment calculation since September 1, 2017

Information from Advocacy Centre for the Elderly: On September 1, 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long - Term Care ("the Ministry") raised the amount of the “comfort allowance” from $143 to $146. Therefore, patients being charged the...


The Old Age Security program toolkit

This guide outlines Canada's Old Age Security (OAS) program and its benefits, which include the Old Age Security pension, the Guaranteed Income Supplement, the Allowance, and the Allowance for the Survivor. The toolkit also outlines the...


People need to know rights when applying for long-term care, advocate says

Hospital overcrowding and a shortage of long-term beds are forcing patients in need of care back into the community.

Patients who want to apply for long-term care are often given misleading information by hospitals and the Local Health...


'Pensioners are our most vulnerable': Better protection needed for retirees, says advocate

After 27 years at Sears Canada, Gail Paul thought she was two years from retirement. Now, her future is uncertain and a portion of her pension is in danger. 

She is one of thousands of former Sears employees who may lose at least 19...


Province announces $20M funding program to help retirement homes install automatic sprinklers

The province has pledged $20 million to help install automatic fire sprinkler systems in small retirement homes across Ontario — after more than two decades of pressure from safety advocates.

During the announcement on Wednesday in Toronto...


Three Ontario nursing homes ordered to stop new admissions because of substandard care

Three troubled Ontario nursing homes — including a Mississauga home — have been ordered to stop accepting new residents due to substandard care.

The crackdown came this week after the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care...


Sexual assault reporting goes online in Windsor

Sexual assault victims in Windsor, Ont., have a new way of reporting the crime to police. Now they can do so online.

The Windsor Police Service has launched a...


CPP-D Appeal Guide | The Reconsideration Request

If your application for Canada Pension Plan disability benefits (CPP-D) has been denied, you have the right to appeal. This self-help guide is meant to help you with the first stage of the CPP-D appeal process: the reconsideration request. Contents...


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:...

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