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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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

Legal Services for Refugee Claimants: Take Action Now

Legal Aid Ontario and the provincial and federal governments are embroiled in a funding dispute that could see immigration and refugee law services cut off completely in November.

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August 28, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 August 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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August 25, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 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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August 21, 2017

Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy: ISAC's Submission and Have Your Say

The consultation period on the federal government's creation of a national Poverty Reduction Strategy has been extended to August 31 - have your say!

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July 25, 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Employment Insurance Appeals Process Under Review

The deadline to give your feedback on improving the appeal process has been extended to August 4.

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July 25, 2017

Come to the public hearing. Send a letter. Fight for $15 and Fairness

ISAC is asking you to support the Fight for $15 and Fairness campaign by attending the hearings tomorrow and by writing to the Standing Committee holding the hearings.

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July 20, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 19 July 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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July 20, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 14 July 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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July 14, 2017

Employment Insurance Appeals Process Under Review - Have your say before the July 21 deadline!

If you have been involved in any appeals at the Social Security Tribunal and wish to participate in this review, it is important that you do so before July 21.

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July 10, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 7 July 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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July 07, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 30 June 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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June 30, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 23 June 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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June 23, 2017