ISAC's Media & Policy News: 20 January 2017 Top Stories

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

Posted:
January 20, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Learn more about Steps to Justice with our promotional video

Learn more about Steps to Justice with our promotional video.
 

Posted:
January 19, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Steps to Justice – A new legal information website, and more

Led by CLEO, Steps to Justice is an initiative that gives comprehensive online information on common legal problems that people experience in family, housing, employment, and other areas of law.

Posted:
January 19, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Ontario Justice Partners Launch New Steps to Justice Website: A First of its Kind in the Province

Steps to Justice provides comprehensive and reliable information on everyday legal problems related to family, housing, employment and other areas of law.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Got a question about the law? There’s a site for that . . . .

Stepstojustice.ca aims to provide reliable answers to common legal questions and problems. 'It’s sort of like an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) of law,' says Paul Schabas, the treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Posted:
January 18, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Request to Fill Out the Community Agency Services Survey

Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic will launch a province-wide 1-800 number to provide summary legal advice and information to the communities they serve.

Posted:
January 16, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 13 January 2017

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

Posted:
January 13, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Increase won to ODSP / OW medical travel mileage rate

The MCSS has just announced an increase in the medical travel mileage rate to pay for the costs people on social assistance have when travelling by car to their medical treatments.

Posted:
January 12, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Full Child Support Exemption for Parents on OW and ODSP Coming This Month / Exemption complète des pensions alimentaires pour enfants dès ce mois-ci

Starting later this month, parents on Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program will be able to keep the full amount of any child support payments they may receive.

Posted:
January 09, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Basic Income Pilot Consultations – Key Issues for People on OW and ODSP

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has prepared information for people attending a consultation on the government's Basic Income Pilot Project, or responding to their survey.

Posted:
January 09, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)