News from The Wellesley Institute
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST
Where: Women's College Hospital, 76 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1B2
The Wellesley Institute and the Health Network for Uninsured Clients present a free, day-long symposium to identify ways to improve access to care for medically uninsured populations.
There are 43 different public prescription drug programs run by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, each with their own eligibility criteria, expectations of payment, and coverage levels.
One-third of paid employees in Ontario don't have employer-provided medical or dental benefits, low-earners having lower levels of benefits than higher earners, and men likelier to have benefits than women.
This study is the first of its kind to look at rooming houses in the inner suburbs in Toronto.
Proposed changes to the Employment Standards Act will make it easier for workers to access their rights and will provide greater protection for migrant workers in Ontario.
A new study on the effectiveness of the CFTC found that the program disproportionately benefits higher income families.
Date October 4, 2012
Time 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Place The Wellesley Institute, 10 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto
Among the initiatives to be highlighted at this conference: Housing, human rights, and planning.
The Law Commission of Ontario has released draft recommendations on how to reform the Employment Standards Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
This blog post says social assistance reform needs to come from within the Ministry of Community and Social Services, based on a strategy that brings together a range of partners.
A group of psychiatric consumer/survivors alleges that zoning rules that impose minimum separations and other restrictions on supportive housing and group homes are a violation of the Human Rights Code.
Ontario Citizenship Minister Eric Hoskins is set to unveil the province's partnership strategy with the vital non-profit sector, along with Helen Burstyn of the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
With a vote of 141 (yea) and 132 (nay), draft legislation to create a national housing plan for Canada has moved another step forward in the Commons.
The Wellesley Institute has produced a research and policy report setting out a plan for Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded, and unaffordable homes, plus those who are living without any housing at all.
A Wellesley Institute blog says that average rents continue their two-decade rise many times faster than renter household incomes, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation statistics.
The Wellesley Institute has released a research report that examines the possibilities for improving the liveability of rooming houses, using supports provided by existing social service agencies and other community organizations.