Ontario Basic Income Cancellation Births A Movement In Thunder Bay

Now, a couple dozen locals meet weekly to talk about solutions to poverty and plan demonstrations. They call their group Disrupt.

Posted:
November 13, 2018
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

BC Legal Services Society report on 'Everyday legal problems' in 2018

The BC Legal Services Society's report has feedback on the type of legal problems individuals face in BC, how they deal with them, and what the impact is on their lives.

Posted:
November 07, 2018
Article source:
Legal Services Society (LSS), British Columbia

Ottawa short-changed more than 270,000 veterans on pensions, disability payments

An accounting error is believed to have cost veterans $165M between 2002-2010.

Posted:
November 06, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Widespread uncertainty ahead of Ontario's social assistance revamp

The Ford government's 100-day review of social assistance programs ends on November 8.

Posted:
November 01, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

CRA reaps more than $1B through clawbacks of federal benefits over 5 years

The Canada Revenue Agency's clawbacks from Canadians' federal benefits has prompted critics to accuse the agency of making money off the most vulnerable.

Posted:
October 31, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

November 23: Free workshop for legal clinic and community caseworkers

When: Friday, 23 November 2018, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Where: Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1N1

This year's topics include legalization of cannabis, refugee determination myths & facts, Social Assistance updates, and what’s new in Ford Nation.

Posted:
October 31, 2018
Article source:
Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC)

More than 1,100 individual Ontarians and nearly 100 organizations call on Minister MacLeod to use Five Principles as basis for changes to social assistance

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has released an Open Letter that was sent to Children, Community and Social Services Minister Lisa MacLeod today.

Posted:
October 29, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Why 100 CEOs are asking Doug Ford to bring back basic income

"If the economy fails to grow because people are stuck in precarious or low-income jobs," we're all kind of in trouble," says one of 100 CEOs who wrote to the premier.

Posted:
October 26, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Helpline for Indigenous women expands service throughout Ontario

The service is available in 13 Indigenous languages through translation. 

Posted:
October 19, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre's October 2018 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include connection between health and housing, sexually harassed at work? Canada's poverty reduction strategy, and more.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC)