August 28: Basic Income Information Session - Hamilton

When: Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: Hamilton Central Library - Hamilton Room, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON L8N 4E4 

There will be a short presentation about the OBIP by Karen Glass, Assistant Deputy Minister, Poverty Reduction Strategy Division, followed by a question and answer session.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Overhaul immigration detention system: Editorial

The case of refugee claimant Ricardo Scotland proves yet again that Canada must make drastic changes to how it deals with unwanted migrants: Toronto Star editorial.

Posted:
August 21, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 2017

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

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

Poor Ontario families getting poorer: new report

The poorest families in Ontario are earning less than they were in 2000, while during the same period richer families have watched their income grow, according to a new economic report.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Province hiring hydro welfare team in North Bay

The province is establishing a team in North Bay that will be dedicated to enrolling social assistance recipients across Ontario in a program to help lower their electricity costs.

Posted:
August 18, 2017
Article source:
The Sudbury Star

Government vows to change fund for parents of murdered, missing children

The federal government will make changes to a largely untapped fund designed to help parents of murdered or missing children after a blistering critique exposed deep flaws in the program.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Compensation exemption levels raised for Ontario Works, ODSP recipients

Recipients of OW or ODSP payments can now keep more of their government payments following any compensation awards they receive, the province has announced.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Windsor Star

In human experiment, Ontario miners say they paid devastating price

"We were used like guinea pigs," retired miner says of exposure to toxic powder meant to protect their lungs.

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

September 21: A Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Elimination

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT

Where: Sheridan Conference Centre, 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, ON L6H 2L1 

This is a full-day session of "learning and reflection on what it means to lead with a human-rights based approach in poverty elimination work."

Posted:
August 17, 2017
Article source:
Halton Community Legal Services

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada to carry out audit of long-term detention reviews

This week's decision by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ordering the release of an individual who had been detained for over a year provides further impetus for the IRB's planned audit: IRB.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)