ISAC's Media & Policy News: 18 August 2017

Posted
August 21, 2017

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

Pain and suffering compensation exemption levels raised for Ontario Works and ODSP recipients:
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/exemption-levels-raised-for-ontario-works

Province hiring hydro welfare team in North Bay:
http://www.thesudburystar.com/2017/07/29/province-hiring-hydro-welfare-team-in-north-bay

How prejudice pushes low-income people onto an unhealthy diet:
https://theconversation.com/how-prejudice-pushes-low-income-people-onto-an-unhealthy-diet-81936?platform=hootsuite

Study links hunger in residential schools to Indigenous health problems today:
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/08/15/study-links-hunger-in-residential-schools-to-indigenous-health-problems-today.html

CCPA report shows Ontario’s labour market is doing no favours for low-income families:
https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/08/14/labour-market-doing-no-favours-for-low-income-families-report.html

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