News from Northwest Community Legal Clinic
The Northwest Community Legal Clinic provides free legal services to low-income residents of the Kenora and Rainy River Districts from its three offices located in Fort Frances, Kenora, and Atikokan.More information
Topics in this issue are ODSP work-related benefit, extending compassionate care benefits, increase in social assistance rates, what to do if your ODSP appeal is denied, and bankruptcy.
Topics in this issue include generic prescription brands, financial assistance to 2013 homicide victims, and changes to the OHSA.
Topics in this issue include bike helmets, Northern Health Travel Grants, and RDSPs.
Topics in this issue include working and benefits, medical reviews, drug and health costs when back to work, and changes to EI.
Topics in this issue include consumer protection, 2013 rent increase, record suspensions, photo I.D. cards, and social assistance.
The September 2012 issue of the Northwest Community Legal Clinic newsletter has articles on the Home Repairs Benefit, capping discretionary benefits, Ministry of Labour mandatory posters, age discrimination complaint, changes to psychiatry guidebook, and closing of the Experimental Lakes Area research centre.
The Northwest Community Legal Clinic's June newsletter is now available. Articles include 2012 Budget Cuts to Ontario Works & Ontario Disability Support Program, identity theft, and Indian Residential Schools IAP deadline.
Topics include the Volunteer Income Tax Program, Federal Tax Benefits and Credits, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Bill C-3: Supporting Vulnerable Seniors and Strengthening Canada’s Economy Act, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) and other information on clinic activities and services.
This article in the March 2012 Northwest Community Clinic newsletter provides information on a new benefit called the Family Caregiver Amount which is promised to be implemented in time for 2012 income tax returns. It will provide those caring for disabled dependants an additional non-refundable tax credit of $2,000.
Topics in this issue include relief from eviction, snow-shoveling responsibilities, work injury, and appealing the denial of CPP disability benefits.
Date May 26, 2011
Time 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This webinar gives service providers and advocates information on how Henson Trusts can support people receiving Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefits.
Date February 10, 2011
Time 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This webinar gives community workers and advocates information on investment and savings vehicles for Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) recipients.
Topics in this issue include 211 North, Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) discrimination survey, severance pay, and a tenant's story.
Topics include Children's Fitness Tax Credit, fairness for the self-employed, Oxycodone, identity theft, collection agencies, and changes to OW & ODSP.
Topics include how the HST will affect you, First Nations post secondary education, ODSP & CPP-D benefits, fast-track evictions, and Ontario government's plan to help with rising hydro costs.