Basic Income in Ontario: What low-income people, service providers and advocates need to know

Recorded on June 15, 2017 - The Ontario government recently announced the details of its Basic Income Pilot Project, and low-income people living in the test areas will start being signed up soon.

In this wide-ranging and accessible webinar, participants will learn:

  • What is a basic income program? How would one work? What is it for? 
  • Why do so many people...
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Date:
June 15, 2017
Length:
1.5 hours

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

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

Social Assistance Review Webinar: Understanding the Options

Recorded on February 17, 2012  - The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario released its second discussion paper on February 3, 2012 and is asking for feedback on a number of approaches it could take in reforming social assistance. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes.

In this webinar, Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security...

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Date:
February 17, 2012
Length:
1 hour 53 minutes

Social Assistance Review Part 3: Merging OW and ODSP

Recorded on February 6, 2012 - The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario is expected to release an Options Paper in early February 2012 with options for reforming Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), followed by a very short period for public response and feedback. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes....

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Date:
February 06, 2012
Length:
1 hour and 57 minutes

Social Assistance Review Part 2: Moving Benefits outside OW and ODSP

The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario is expected to release an Options Paper in early February 2012 with options for reforming Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), followed by a very short period for public response and feedback. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes.

In this webinar series,...

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Date:
February 01, 2012
Length:
2 hours

Social Assistance Review Part 1: Tax Delivered Income

The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario is expected to release an Options Paper in early February 2012 with options for reforming Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP), followed by a very short period for public response and feedback. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes.

In this webinar series,...

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Date:
January 26, 2012
Length:
1 hour and 46 minutes

Social Media for Community Legal Clinics - Northern Regional Training

Recorded on October 28, 2010 - This webinar, facilitated by Fiona MacCool, CLEONet Project Manager, provides an introduction to social media. A number of community legal clinics across Ontario are starting to use tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Web 2.0 blog tools to support their community development, law reform, and public legal education activities. In this informal webinar, participants...

Social Media: How could it work for Clinics?

Recorded on September 29, 2009 (80 minutes) This webinar, facilitated by Fiona MacCool, CLEONet Project Manager, provides an introduction to social media. A number of community legal clinics across Ontario are starting to use tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Web 2.0 blog tools to support their community development, law reform, and public legal education activities. In this...