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...

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Date:
April 20, 2017
Length:
52 minutes

Basic Income: What is it and what could it mean for social assistance?

Recorded on October 14, 2016 (1 hour and 36 minutes) - The Ontario government is moving forward on creating a basic income pilot program. What is a “basic income”? And what could it mean for people on social assistance?

This webinar explores some of the reasons people support a basic income program, some of the benefits, risks, and opportunities that it could bring, and the 6 key...

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Date:
October 14, 2016
Length:
1 hour and 30 minutes

Migrant Workers and Access to Social Benefits in Ontario

June 18, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ET - This webinar from the Inter-clinic Migrant Workers Working Group is for migrant workers (temporary foreign workers and non-status people), their allies, community organizations and community legal clinics. The webinar will explain which income and health programs migrant workers can access (both provincial and federal programs), how to apply and how...
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Date:
June 18, 2015
Length:
1 hour

Helping Clients Navigate CRA Objections and Appeals

Recorded on June 12, 2015 - This webinar is designed for service providers who help low income people facing legal issues with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The webinar looks at important deadlines for objecting to CRA notices, the CRA's collection power to garnish tax debtors' income sources, and the difference between a CRA audit and a follow-up for more information. The webinar explains the...

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Date:
June 12, 2015
Length:
59 minutes

Advocating for Refugee and Other Precarious Status Clients on Social Assistance Matters

Recorded on December 11, 2013 - A growing number of immigrant and refugee clients are having their benefits illegally terminated based on a misapplication of social assistance regulations. This webinar looks at how immigration status and/or a removal order impacts eligibility for Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program and how recent changes to the Immigration and Refugee...

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Date:
December 11, 2013
Length:
57 minutes

ODSP and Aging

Recorded on September 26, 2013 - This webinar, intended for community workers, gives information on maximizing income and benefits for Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP) recipients approaching 65. Topics covered include ODSP after 65, senior's pensions and rent subsidies, Canada Pension Plan (CPP) early retirement benefits, income fluctuations, and Old Age Security (OAS) .

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Date:
September 26, 2013
Length:
47 minutes

ODSP: Know Your Benefits, Rights and Responsibilities

Recorded on September 26, 2013  - This webinar, presented by the ODSP Action Coalition, describes recent updates and changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). It is a follow-up to the Coalition's first webinar ODSP: Know Your Benefits. It is recommended that you watch...

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Date:
September 26, 2013
Length:
47 minutes

Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) Webinar: Exploring an Electricity Affordability Program for Ontario's Low-Income Consumers

Recorded on February 21, 2013  - With electricity bills projected to increase by 46% from 2010-2015, low-income residential consumers in Ontario (about 733,000 households) may face housing affordability problems and could be forced to make difficult spending decisions such as paying for heat or food. To proactively address this looming crisis, the Low-Income Energy Network (LIEN) is...

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Date:
February 21, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 21 minutes

Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) - Know Your Benefits

Recorded on Feb 14, 2013 - This webinar from the ODSP Action Coalition will provide an overview of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and cover applying for ODSP, ODSP rates, income, earnings, assets & changes, the different types of ODSP Benefits, appeals and tips and strategies for navigating the system.

Please note: Before viewing this webinar, be...

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Date:
February 14, 2013
Length:
1 hour and 16 minutes

"Brighter Prospects": The Commission's Report and Future Direction for Social Assistance Reform

Recorded on December 3, 2012 - In this webinar, Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) provides an understanding of

  • the content of the report of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario
  • an analysis of the impact of the report recommendations;
  • the policy and political context surrounding the report; and,
  • ...
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Date:
December 03, 2012
Length:
2 hours