News from Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

The Income Security Advocacy Centre works with clinics and anti-poverty groups using litigation, policy development, advocacy, and organizing to address income security programs and root causes of poverty (does not give individual service).

Main website: http://incomesecurity.org/
Social Assistance Review website: http://incomesecurity.org/

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ISAC's Media & Policy News: 12 February 2018

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

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February 14, 2018

March 1 webinar: The Employment Standards Act, 2000 after Bill 148: Enforcing and shaping Ontario's new employment standards

When: Thursday, March 1, 2018, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: Online

For more information: David Bush at bushd@lao.on.ca

Community legal clinic staff, students, and community members are invited to this webinar.

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February 06, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 2 February 2018

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

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February 02, 2018

Arts Grants now exempt in ODSP and OW

On December 13, 2017, the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) announced that, effective that day, arts grants are exempt as income and assets in both ODSP and OW.

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February 02, 2018

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Federal review of labour standards

The federal government is consulting with Canadians about how federal labour standards should be updated. The consultation ends this Wednesday, January 31.

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January 29, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 26 January 2018

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

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January 29, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 19 January 2018

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

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January 19, 2018

National Day of Action in support of Tim Hortons workers: Friday, Jan 19

This Friday – TOMORROW – the Fight for $15 & Fairness, together with the Ontario Federation of Labour and Leadnow, are hosting more than 50 actions outside Tim Hortons restaurants across the country. 

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January 18, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 12 January 2018

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

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January 12, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 December 2017

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

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December 18, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 December 2017

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

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December 08, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 1 December 2017

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

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December 01, 2017

NEWS ALERT: $15 & Fairness victory for Ontario

Bill 148: Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act has passed third reading, making Ontario the 4th province / state across North America to adopt $15 minimum wage legislation.

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November 23, 2017

Positive Changes to OW and ODSP / Changements positifs apportés à OT et au POSPH

ISAC explains what changes the provincial government has made to to Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Program and how they will affect people on OW and ODSP.

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October 20, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 29 September 2017

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

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September 29, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 September 2017

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

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September 26, 2017

OW and ODSP Rates and the OCB 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has prepared information on Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), and Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) rates.

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September 22, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 September 2017

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

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September 15, 2017

Over 30 Organizations from Across Canada call for a Fair EI Appeal Process

The federal government asked KPMG to review the way that the appeals process works around Employment Insurance (EI) decisions. 

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September 13, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 September 2017

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

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September 11, 2017