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ODSP and Arts Council Grants

Recorded on April 20, 2017 - Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income". This causes many artists with disabilities to fear that they would receive little or no benefit from those grants, or that their ODSP eligibility might be threatened. The ODSP Action Coalition, in cooperation with Workman Arts and other artists' groups, has published an information pamphlet to explain the rules to deaf and disabled artists. We show how many arts grants should be fully or at least partially exempt, so the ODSP recipient can actually use them for their artistic project and maintain their ODSP benefits.
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This webinar was produced in partnership with CLEO. For more information, visit Your Legal Right's Training section at www.yourlegalrights.on.ca/training.

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