Improving ODSP Medical Reviews / Amélioration des examens médicaux du POSPH

ISAC, having advocated with partners in community legal clinics for many years for changes to the medical review process, thanks the Ministry for responding to community concerns.

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario Government Funding New Research on Sexual Violence and Harassment

This research is part of It's Never Okay, Ontario's plan to end sexual violence and harassment. The results will be used to inform future policies and programs to better support survivors.

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario

Exploitive rent demands 'a norm' for newcomers

Landlords often insist on illegal advance payments of up to a year's rent from immigrants, who may not know their rights.

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
Toronto Star

The Jian Ghomeshi trial: Who has accuser's back in this set-up?

This opinion piece asks why we send women like Ghomeshi's accusers defenceless into the jeopardy of a trial. 

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
NOW

Minister eyes guaranteed minimum income to tackle poverty

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos says the concept has merit as a policy to consider after the government implements more immediate reforms promised during the election campaign.

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 5 February 2016

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

Posted:
February 05, 2016
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Consumer Alert: OEB Warns Consumers of a Possible Scam

The Ontario Energy Board says the OESP application and approval process doesn't require a home visit, and OEB staff don't conduct home audits, check furnaces, or install equipment.

Posted:
February 04, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Energy Board

February 16: Public lecture to look at new ways to stamp out racial profiling

When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Moot Court Lecture Hall, Osgoode Hall, York University

With keynote speaker Haroon Siddiqui, panelists Anthony Morgan, African Canadian Legal Clinic; Chief Keeter Corston, Chapleau Cree First Nation; Faisal Bhabha, Nat. Council of Canadian Muslims.

Posted:
February 04, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

Improving the Medical Review Process for ODSP clients

By March 2016, the Ministry of Community and Social Services will begin working with stakeholders and advocates to design a new, simpler medical review process and form.

Posted:
February 04, 2016
Article source:
Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services

Ontario Government Investing $100 Million to Create Jobs and Help Homeowners Save Energy

The program will help about 37,000 homeowners conduct audits to identify energy-saving opportunities and then complete retrofits, e.g., replacing furnaces, water heaters, and upgrading insulation.

Posted:
February 04, 2016
Article source:
Government of Ontario