New Projects with Indigenous Partners to Break the Cycle of Poverty Across Ontario

Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic and Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will receive support to improve access to safe and nutritious food, good jobs, and better housing through the Local Poverty Reduction Fund.

Posted:
December 13, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

CRA to review disability tax credit applications after backlash from diabetics

Liberal MP Kamal Khera, the parliamentary secretary for the minister of national revenue, said the government is sorry for the confusion.

Posted:
December 11, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

December 14: Community Forum on Income Security

When: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Where: St. Stephen's Community House, 91 Bellevue Ave., Toronto M5T 2N8

This forum features speakers from Kensington Bellwoods Community Legal Services (KBCLS), Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC), and the ODSP Action Coalition, followed by open discussion.

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
St. Stephen's Community House

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 December 2017

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

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

How to get your benefit payments while staying in a shelter

Changes to your address, your marital status, the number of children in your care, etc., can directly affect your benefit payments, such as the Canada child benefit (CCB).

Posted:
December 06, 2017
Article source:
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada

Advocate for Protections for Vulnerable Ontarians

Bill 135 would set rules for privately operated Supportive Living Accommodations (SLAs) and increase protections to prevent mistreatment of vulnerable high-risk adults and seniors.

Posted:
December 05, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Project for Interclinic Community Organizing (OPICCO)

December 8: Income Security Roadmap for Change: What it says, why it matters, and what you can do

This webinar will introduce people to the report and the recommendations it's made to the provincial government. Government is seeking feedback on the report by January 5, 2018.

Posted:
December 05, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 1 December 2017

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

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario basic income pilot project under close watch as people receive new supports

The province will provide a basic income to 4,000 people to evaluate whether providing more money to people on public assistance or low incomes will make a difference in their lives.

Posted:
November 30, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

$175M in federal money for working poor goes unclaimed

About 240,000 low-income Canadians eligible for millions of dollars in federal support payments aren't getting the cash, partly because the CRA paperwork is too complicated.

Posted:
November 30, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)