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)

Widow takes feds to appeals tribunal after CPP benefits denied due to her age

Anyone under age 35 who loses a spouse receives CPP survivor benefits only if they have children or a disability. Jilian, who was 10 weeks shy of her 35th birthday when Derksen died, has neither.

Posted:
May 01, 2017
Article source:
CP24

Ontario Budget 2017: ISAC response and analysis

ISAC says Ontario's 2017 Budget does very little to address the deep poverty experienced by people relying on support from Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

Posted:
April 28, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Social assistance recipients see boost in asset limits in Ontario budget

ISAC's Jennefer Laidley and other anti-poverty activists had called for a significant hike in social assistance rates, but the budget essentially flat-lines payments with a 2 per cent inflationary increase.

Posted:
April 28, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 27 April 2017

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

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario's Basic Income Pilot Project: What will it mean for people on social assistance?

ISAC has put together a backgrounder to give people on social assistance, low-income people, and groups/agencies that work with them information on what the pilot project will mean.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

May 11: Information session on Steps to Justice, Thunder Bay

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Where: Waverly Library Auditorium, 285 Red River Rd., Thunder Bay

This information session features Rebecca Stulberg, Steps to Justice project manager, and is intended for service providers and community advocates. Reservations required.

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Ontario Basic Income Pilot to Launch in Thunder Bay, Hamilton, Lindsay

Pilots will start in late spring in Hamilton, including Brantford and Brant County, and in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area. The third pilot will start by this fall in Lindsay.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
Government of Ontario - ServiceOntario

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 21 April 2017

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

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)