Changes to Your Legal Rights

CLEO is making changes to Your Legal Rights as part of an overall strategy to simplify our websites and services. We will no longer be posting news to Your Legal Rights website but will continue to post this information on CLEO’s Twitter feed and Facebook page.  We encourage you to follow us there for information on CLEO’s work and news & events about the law and access to justice in Ontario.

Posted:
January 24, 2019
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Survey results from basic income project reveal housing, mental health struggles

Data from a survey examining the lives of the participants at the start of the basic income program shows the intense stress many of them were living under every single day.

Posted:
January 23, 2019
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Provincial cuts leave adults with disabilities ‘hanging on a ledge’

The Ford government decided late last year to axe the $3.1 million demonstration project March 31, and families across the province are mobilizing to save it.

Posted:
January 21, 2019
Article source:
Toronto Star

January 30: Community information session, Thunder Bay: Proposed Changes to Social Assistance

A discussion of recently proposed changes to social assistance and what these changes would mean for people receiving OW and ODSP.

Posted:
January 18, 2019
Article source:
Northwestern Ontario Women's Centre

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic December 2018 newsletter

Topics covered in this issue of the newsletter include manufactured crisis at WSIB, saving French-language services, fighting predatory lending, Canada Child Benefit, and more.

Posted:
January 02, 2019
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

People with mental disabilities win class status over loss of services at age 18 in Ontario

In his decision, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba agreed the plaintiff had made a strong enough case to allow the as-yet untested claim to proceed to trial on its merits.

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Global News

What Changing the ODSP Definition of Disability Would Mean / Que signifierait changer la définition d'invalidité du POSPH?

This is the third in a series of analyses by ISAC about the provincial government's November 22 announcement regarding social assistance reform.

Posted:
December 13, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Working while on OW: What Minister MacLeod's changes to income exemptions would mean

This is the first in a series of information bulletins that ISAC will be circulating about the impact of Minister MacLeod's proposed changes to social assistance.

Posted:
December 04, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Making sense of Ontario's social assistance reforms

The Star has looked at government statements and websites and asked advocates and social policy experts to find out how the reforms will affect people receiving OW and ODSP.

Posted:
December 03, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

December 6: Register for upcoming webinar: Social Assistance in Ontario: What's happened and what's next?

When: December 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=vjkazm7ltp9r&campaign=a5ymhg95rabg

December 6, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time - On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced a number of changes to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). In this webinar, presenters from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) review the proposed changes to the social assistance system, what they will mean for low-income people in Ontario, and next steps that people in community can take. 

Posted:
November 30, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)