Ontario - Disability

The Ontario Provincial Government appointed a commission to review the income security system, including social assistance. The commission's mandate was to develop a plan to reform the system.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, Organizing, social assistance review, Welfare, Women, Ontario
The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) contains videos of a symposium held by ISAC and the Social Assistance Action Committee in March 2011 on how Ontario Works could be improved.
Keywords: Disability, isac, ontario works, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario
The Income Security Advocacy Centre and the Ontario Community Legal Clinic System’s Social Assistance Action Committee (SAAC) held a roundtable discussion on May 30, 2011, to explore the issue of how...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario
The Income Security Advocacy Centre sent a letter to the commissioners of the Social Assistance Review in Ontario, urging them to consider issues of gender and equity in the review process. You can...
Keywords: Disability, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Ontario
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the Justice System website provides a resource for justice system professionals and others working to understand Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD...
Keywords: Disability, fetal alcohol, Legal Research, Mental Health, Ontario
Citizen Advocacy is a non-profit organization which assists people with disabilities living in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
Keywords: Disability, Ottawa, Ontario
ODSP Action Coalition is made up of community clinic caseworkers, agency staff, and community activists who undertake campaigns and activities designed to raise awareness of issues affecting persons...
Keywords: Disability, Ontario Disability Support Program, Ontario
Keywords: Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Welfare, Ontario
Reach is a lawyer referral organization that helps people with all disabilities including people who are deaf, hard of hearing, people with physical disabilities, mental health issues, developmental...
Keywords: AIDS, chronic pain, deaf, Disability, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, legal help, Legal Research, pro bono, Ontario
Tens of thousands of people who receive the special diet program may see more money from the governement as a result of a recent Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruling, but poverty activists fear the...
Keywords: Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Ontario
A disabled activist and member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty has received an apology from a Toronto restaurant who discriminated against him. The manager at the Everest restaurant had told...
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Ontario
Go to Ontario Disability Support Program for information and links on how to apply for the program.
Keywords: Disability, Welfare, Ontario
The ODSP Action Coalition is seeking support for the demands they are making for the October Ontario provincial election. Read CLEONet's story about the campaign for more information.
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Ontario
Over seven years ago, two Sudbury men, were denied disability benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act (ODSPA). Each man filed an appeal to determine whether in fact he met the...
Keywords: Disability, Legal Research, Ontario
Ottawa's transit committee is recommending the city continue a program that gives transit users with disabilities a discounted bus pass. The committee is also recommending that there be no universal...
Keywords: Disability, Ontario
A little over a year ago the Ontario McGuinty Government cut the Special Diet Policy under which huge numbers of people on welfare were able to obtain a little more money for food each month....
Keywords: Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Welfare, Ontario
Ontario has increased the maximum monthly welfare cheque by 2% this month for Ontario Disability Support Program recipients and Ontario Works recipients. The Ontario Social Assistance Rate Increase (...
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Welfare, Ontario
The Ontario government has promised that cheques will start going out in November to the 19,000 people who were left impoverished by backlogs in the Ontario Disability Support Plan (ODSP). In May,...
Keywords: Disability, Ontario
"Street Health is an innovative, community-based health care organization providing services to address a wide range of physical, mental and emotional needs in those who are homeless, poor and...
Keywords: Disability, Homelessness, Ontario
Ontario's ombudsman is calling on the province to pay millions to disabled people who have been denied support payments because of government delays. Read the 38 page Ombudsman's report (in PDF), a...
Keywords: Disability, Ontario