ISAC's Media & Policy News: 23 June 2017

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

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

June 28: Ontario Basic Income Pilot information session, Brantford

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: The Brantford Labour Cetre, 1100 Clarence Street S, Brantford N3S 7N8

This is a free session with a short presentation on the OBIP, followed by a question and answer period. 

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

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

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

On the Radar: What happens when someone on ODSP gets a medical review date

This month's On the Radar talks about the process that the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) uses when they do a medical review.

Posted:
June 07, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

More Canadians seeking CPP disability benefits have denials overturned on appeal

Two-thirds of those who took their appeal to the social security tribunal ended up winning, raising questions about why they were denied in the first place.

Posted:
June 06, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Register for upcoming webinar: Basic Income in Ontario: What low-income people, service providers and advocates need to know

The Ontario government recently announced the details of its Basic Income Pilot Project, and low-income people living in the test areas will start being signed up soon. This wide-ranging and accessible webinar is for low-income people living in all areas of Ontario, people who work with them at various community-based groups and agencies, and interested anti-poverty advocates.

Posted:
June 05, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Toronto Life’s reno from hell shines a light on the housing plight of the poor in Parkdale: Keenan

The affordable places for Toronto’s poorest residents to live — in houses, in private rental buildings, in public housing — are either disappearing or falling apart.

Posted:
June 02, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

On the Radar: What happens when someone on ODSP gets a medical review date

This month’s On the Radar talks about the process that the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) uses when they do a medical review. 

Posted:
May 31, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

May and June 2017: Retiring on a low income: Plain language advice

These are free workshops at Toronto Public Library branches.

Posted:
May 09, 2017
Article source:
Open Policy Ontario

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 May 2017

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

Posted:
May 05, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)