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.
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This information sheet briefly explains what the Occupational Health and Safety Act is, who and how it protects, what your basic health and safety rights are at work, and what to do if you get hurt or sick because of work.
This community-based qualitative research focuses on the involvement experiences of refugee parents and the challenges they face in being involved in their children’s education. Although this research in based in the Manitoba context, some of the recommendations on how to promote refugee parental involvement may be applicable to the Ontario context.
The Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH) and the City of Toronto launched a public awareness campaign this morning to encourage Torontonians to challenge their perceptions of those who are currently experiencing homelessness.
Ontario is launching a pilot project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help ensure that everyone shares in Ontario's economic growth.
Ontario has introduced new legislation that would, if passed, help keep rental housing costs predictable and affordable while strengthening protections for tenants across Ontario.
The Conditional Permanent Residency requirement has been a significant barrier for immigrant women in abusive relationships. Government of Canada has removed the condition that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to live with their sponsor for two years in order to keep their permanent resident status. This change applies to anyone who was subject to the requirement, as well as to new spouses and partners who are sponsored as permanent residents.
The website 'Steps to Justice' now has information on overpayments and agreements to pay back social assistance.
The Public Service Commission of Canada is planning to test the sustainability and effectiveness of applying name-blind recruitment techniques in the federal public service.
Ontario is encouraging high school students to change the world through the power of volunteering during the 10th ChangeTheWorld - Ontario Youth Volunteer Challenge.