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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More than 1,100 individual Ontarians and nearly 100 organizations call on Minister MacLeod to use Five Principles as basis for changes to social assistance

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has released an Open Letter that was sent to Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod today.

Posted:
October 29, 2018

No Child Should Live in Poverty: New report calls for end to discrimination in the Canada Child Benefit

A new report details how some low-income families are excluded from a government program that would help them afford school supplies, as well as rent and food for their children.

Posted:
September 07, 2018

Helping people with mental health disabilities access ODSP: An expert report on the complexity of mental health treatment in Ontario

A new report by medical experts from the University of Toronto's Collaborative Mental Health Care Working Group will help applicants establish their eligibility for ODSP benefits.

Posted:
August 31, 2018

Ontario jobs numbers contradict fears about raising the minimum wage

Ontarians were warned that passage of Bill 148 would cause massive job losses and hurt Ontario's economy, but the numbers show those predictions have failed to materialize.

Posted:
August 29, 2018

Ontario's Social Assistance System: 100 days to fix it or to break it?

Ontario's social assistance system was starting to shift to a more supportive, rational model. But a recent announcement by the new Ontario governhment has put that progress in doubt.

Posted:
August 17, 2018

Ontario's cuts to social assistance will hurt the most vulnerable in Ontario

The announcement to cut social assistance rates by 1.5 per cent will take approximately $150 million out of the hands of people who are among the most vulnerable in Ontario.

Posted:
August 01, 2018

Future of OW/ODSP Changes Uncertain: Take Action!

The new provincial government could decide they don't want to continue with these changes. ISAC has information and an Action Kit to use to show support for these changes.

Posted:
July 23, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 6 July 2018

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

Posted:
July 06, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 29 June 2018

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

Posted:
June 29, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 22 June 2018

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

Posted:
June 22, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 15 June 2018

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

Posted:
June 15, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 6 June 2018 Ontario Election 2018: Election Day is Tomorrow!

The Income Security Advocacy Centre has lots of news and information about the election.

Posted:
June 06, 2018

Ontario's Political Parties on Income Security & Social Assistance Reform

ISAC sent four political parties in Ontario – the Liberals, NDP, Progressive Conservatives, and Greens – questions on where they stand on five important issues.

Posted:
May 30, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 May 2018 - Ontario Election

Every Friday until Election Day June 7 ISAC will send out election-related highlights from the previous week, as well as a short collection of other stories and resources.

Posted:
May 25, 2018

ISAC Media & Policy News: May 18, 2018

The Income Advocacy Centre rounds up the important news about our Ontario election and issues facing low income people. 

Posted:
May 18, 2018

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 11 May 2018 - Ontario Election 2018

Every Friday until Election Day June 7, ISAC will send out election-related highlights from the previous week, as well as a short collection of other stories and resources.

Posted:
May 11, 2018

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.

Posted:
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.

Posted:
February 06, 2018