It is stressful to be poor, and that stress can keep people in poverty

Researchers studying the cognitive mechanisms behind scarcity say their findings may explain why some people who are living in poverty can't seem to get themselves out of it.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
VICE News

New WSIB policy on mental health will set workers back decades, critics say

Workers making claims for chronic mental stress must meet a different standard of proof in the new policy than other injured workers.

Posted:
October 16, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

People With Disabilities in Poverty Trap, Says Report

The faith-based organization's annual report on poverty trends shows people with disabilities are more likely to be living in poverty than other Canadians.

Posted:
October 12, 2017
Article source:
The Tyee

Ontario pledges $1M to help ailing miners exposed to toxic dust

Labour ministry funding will help assess whether neurological illnesses suffered by miners are linked to use of McIntyre Powder, once hailed as a miracle antidote to lung disease.

Posted:
October 11, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Government of Ontario Expanding Worker Protections for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

Ontario is proposing a job-protected leave of absence when a worker or their child has experienced or is threatened with domestic or sexual violence.

Posted:
October 06, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

Landmark decision rules WSIB practice that limits compensation for injured migrant workers breaches the law

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal ruled that the WSIB policy breached the rights of Michael Campbell, an injured migrant worker from Jamaica. 

Posted:
October 05, 2017
Article source:
Industrial Accident Victims' Group of Ontario (IAVGO)

He's worked legally in Canada for 37 years but the government considers him 'temporary'

Low-wage migrant farmworkers are a crucial and growing part of Canada’s economy. Yet in most cases it’s impossible for them to get permanent status.

Posted:
October 05, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

'It shouldn't be part of the job' - CUPE campaigns against workplace violence in hospitals

Incidents at Sudbury's Health Sciences North have included physical and verbal threats, sexual assault, and other disorderly conduct.

Posted:
October 02, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Collecting employment insurance may be harder than you think: Reasonable Doubt

Although EI is hard to get, there are some situations where the EI Commission makes the wrong decision and you can appeal.

Posted:
September 29, 2017
Article source:
NOW

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 29 September 2017

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

Posted:
September 29, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)