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)

People told to pick up ODSP payments at local office due to 'postal delivery uncertainty'

The Ontario government is advising that Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) Nov. payments must be picked up in person.

Posted:
November 29, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

TVO's The Agenda: The PC Plan for Social Assistance:

The Agenda looks at the reforms and how they will affect the nearly one million Ontarians who rely on Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program.

Posted:
November 27, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

Here are 10 changes from the Minister's announcement about the Ontario social assistance system

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic has condensed the information contained in the Minister's announcement of last week.

Posted:
November 26, 2018
Article source:
Hamilton Community Legal Clinic / Clinique juridique communautaire de Hamilton

Many questions, few answers, and great risk for people with disabilities

If the provincial government changes the definition of disability for ODSP to align with federal guidelines, many people who are currently eligible for ODSP will be excluded. 

Posted:
November 23, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario PCs to update disability requirements, allow social assistance recipients to earn more money

The provincial government's record so far has filled people with "unshakeable dread," anti-poverty advocates say.

Posted:
November 22, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)