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).

Posted:
April 28, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario landlords must pay one month's rent or offer new unit to tenants they evict for own use

If your landlord evicts you so that he or she or a family member can live in the unit and then you see it on Craigslist two months later for higher rent, it's on them to explain to the LTB.

Posted:
April 28, 2017
Article source:
Metro

Ontario Energy Support Program to benefit more consumers, increase credits by 50%

Support for lower-income electricity consumers will increase by 50 per cent and more consumers will be eligible for assistance under changes to the OESP, which take effect May 1, 2017.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

Two groundbreaking studies of Covenant House youth

The largest-ever sample of homeless youth in the United States and Canada reveals that nearly one-fifth are victims of human trafficking, including those trafficked for sex, labor, or both.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Covenant House

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
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

May 11: Information session on Steps to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This information session features Rebecca Stulberg, Steps to Justice project manager, and is intended for service providers and community advocates. Reservations required.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

New Legislation Includes Rent Control Reform, Eviction Protections, to Keep Rentals Affordable

Legislation includes rent control of private rental units occupied on or after November 1, 1991, and protection from abuse of the "landlord's own use" provision.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

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.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario's Fair Housing Plan

The Government of Ontario has introduced measures aimed at helping more people find affordable homes, increase supply, protect buyers and renters, and bring stability to the real estate market.

Posted:
April 20, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

New and Revised CLEO Publications - April 20, 2017

CLEO announces new or updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge.

Posted:
April 20, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)