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

Find out if your kids are eligible for free dental care

Teeth cleaning, check-ups and dental treatment for kids: How to access free dental care for children 17 years old and under, if they are eligible through the government's Healthy Smiles program.

Posted:
August 16, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

August 24: Basic Income Information Session - Brantford

When: Thursday, August 24, 2017, 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start

Where: Brantford Civic Centre, 69-79 Market Street South, Brantford, ON N3S 2E4 

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 11, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

August 22: Basic Income Information Session, Thunder Bay

When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 6:45 p.m. for 7 p.m. start, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Where: West Thunder Community Centre, 915 Edward St. South, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6R2 

You are invited to join the Ministry of Community and Social Service in for an information session on the Ontario Basic Income Pilot. 

Posted:
August 03, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

La Chronique juridique - L'édition Été 2017

Topics in the summer issue of La Chronique juridique include (in French only) changes to tenants' and landlords' rights, energy contracts, basic income pilot project, and LAO eligibility.

Posted:
July 28, 2017
Article source:
Clinique juridique populaire de Prescott et Russell Inc.

Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy: ISAC's Submission and Have Your Say

The consultation period on the federal government's creation of a national Poverty Reduction Strategy has been extended to August 31 - have your say!

Posted:
July 25, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Many Indigenous families not applying for Canada child benefit: documents

Thousands of dollars are available, but you have to file a tax return to collect the Canada child benefit.

Posted:
July 24, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 19 July 2017

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

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

Ombudsman investigating if vulnerable women, kids getting tax benefits

Canada's taxpayers' advocate says the Canada Revenue Agency isn't doing a good enough job ensuring women living in shelters with their children are aware of and receiving benefit cheques.

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Article source:
CTV News

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 14 July 2017

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

Posted:
July 14, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)