It is stressful to be poor, and that stress can keep people in poverty

Researchers studying the cognitive mechanisms behind scarcity say their findings may explain why some people who are living in poverty can't seem to get themselves out of it.

Posted:
October 17, 2017
Article source:
VICE News

Town of Lindsay chosen to host basic income pilot program

Town of Lindsay residents wishing to take part should email basicincome@ontario.ca or call 1-844-217-4516.

Posted:
October 12, 2017
Article source:
Global News

People With Disabilities in Poverty Trap, Says Report

The faith-based organization's annual report on poverty trends shows people with disabilities are more likely to be living in poverty than other Canadians.

Posted:
October 12, 2017
Article source:
The Tyee

Unanswered Questions about Basic Income

The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic has reviewed a media event held recently in Hamilton to provide an update on the Basic Income project.

Posted:
October 10, 2017
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 29 September 2017

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

Posted:
September 29, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

New and Revised CLEO Publications - September 28, 2017

CLEO announces new and updated resources. All CLEO resources are provided free of charge. For a complete list of our publications, please visit www.cleo.on.ca.

Posted:
September 28, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 25 September 2017

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

Posted:
September 26, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

OW and ODSP Rates and the OCB 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has prepared information on Ontario Works (OW), Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), and Ontario Child Benefit (OCB) rates.

Posted:
September 22, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Legal clinics launch challenges over disability benefit rate

Legal clinics in Ontario have launched human rights challenges regarding the disability benefit rate two clients are receiving.

Posted:
September 20, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

On the Radar: Increases to asset limits and gift amounts for people on social assistance

This month's On the Radar highlights changes to the rules about asset values and gifts for people on Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program.

Posted:
September 20, 2017
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)