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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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!

Posted:
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.

Posted:
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.

Posted:
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.

Posted:
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.

Posted:
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.

Posted:
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

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

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

Posted:
June 16, 2017

Register for upcoming webinar: Basic Income in Ontario: What low-income people, service providers and advocates need to know

The Ontario government recently announced the details of its Basic Income Pilot Project, and low-income people living in the test areas will start being signed up soon. This wide-ranging and accessible webinar is for low-income people living in all areas of Ontario, people who work with them at various community-based groups and agencies, and interested anti-poverty advocates.

Posted:
June 05, 2017

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.

Posted:
May 05, 2017

Ontario Budget 2017: ISAC response and analysis

ISAC says Ontario's 2017 Budget does very little to address the deep poverty experienced by people relying on support from Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

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April 28, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 27 April 2017

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

Posted:
April 27, 2017

Ontario's Basic Income Pilot Project: What will it mean for people on social assistance?

ISAC has put together a backgrounder to give people on social assistance, low-income people, and groups/agencies that work with them information on what the pilot project will mean.

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April 27, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 21 April 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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April 21, 2017

April 24: Wage Theft? Time to Fight Back!

When: Monday, April 24, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Workers' Action Centre, 223 – 720 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

ISAC will host a meeting to bring together Able Translations workers to develop a collective strategy for securing unpaid wages and entitlements.

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April 10, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 7 April 2017

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

Posted:
April 10, 2017

New ODSP Medical Reviews Start This Month

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has information about the new medical reviews being implemented by ODSP, which include new forms that are easier to understand.

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April 07, 2017

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 30 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 31, 2017