Canada Accedes to the Optional Protocol

Date: December 13, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

News Release - December 3, 2018  Canada accedes to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Government of Canada is working to create a truly accessible Canada. As part of these efforts, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with the ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs and Canadian Heritage, annoucement that, with the support of all the provinces and territories,...

VIA Rail Selects Siemens Canada to Replace its Quebec-Windsor Corridor Fleet

Date: December 13, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

On Monday December 12, 2018 - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) announced that Siemens Canada was awarded a $989 million contract to build the 32 trainsets that will replace VIA Rail's fleet that operates in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor. Siemens Canada was selected following a fair, open, rigorous and transparent bidding process under the oversight of an independent fairness monitor and VIA Rail’s Board of Directors. On-time delivery, quality of product and price were the criteria on which...

Holiday Photo Contest - #EyeSeeYou2018

Date: December 13, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

#EyeSeeYou2018 - Holiday Photo Contest This holiday season, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA), through it's Eye See You Campaign, is reminding Canadians not to lose sight of what matters. Across Canada, amateur and professional photographers are invited to participate in the "Eye See You! What do you see?" 2018 holiday contest.  Simply snap a photo of something you see this holiday season, share it with IFA through Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #EyeSeeYou2018, and be...

Law Commission of Ontario: Past & Future

Date: December 10, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Law Commission of Ontario: Past and Future  2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the LCO's first ever law reform report. Of the many milestones celebrated in the decade since LCO published its first law reform report in 2008, Executive Director Nye Thomas says he's most proud of the way law reform agency has evolved while remaining true to its founding principles.  The LCO has published a special report celebrating the decade of work and impact. To read this special report, please click...

When Every Minute Counts - Maritime Search & Rescue

Date: December 10, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

WHEN EVERY MINUTE COUNTS: Maritime Search and Rescue  Canada's maritime search and rescue workers save an average of 15 lives every day, they are the best of the best.  Executive SummaryThe Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (the committee) undertook its study on maritime search and rescue (SAR) because gaps had been identified over the past decade regarding coverage, capacity, prevention, and governance. However, it is important to first and foremost acknowledge the great...

CCMW Remembers - National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

Date: December 10, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

On National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the Canadian Council of Muslim Women commemorates the 14 women who were murdered at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989. Their names are: Geneviève Bergeron Hélène Colgan Nathalie Croteau Barbara Daigneault Anne-Marie Edward Maud Haviernick Barbara Klucznik Widajewicz Maryse Laganière Maryse Leclair Anne-Marie Lemay Sonia Pelletier Michèle Richard Annie St-Arneault Annie Turcotte...

Investor News: National Investor Research Study

Date: December 3, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Today, the Ontario Securities Commission's Investor Office published a new national research study on investor knowledge, behaviours and attitudes in a variety of fields. This study was published as part of OSC's activities for Financial Literacy Month. This new national research study looks at many investor topics and several emerging trends related to investors, including: retirement prepardness, conversations about aging and finances and cannabis investing.  To read the entire study,...

What General Motors Announcement Means for Older Workers

Date: November 27, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The news of General Motors (GM) not bringing in new product to the Oshawa plant after December 2019 took Ontarians by surprise. This corporate decision directly affects 2,500 hourly and 300 salaried people, and up to 25,000 people supported by the GM workforce. As a charity with grass roots members including labour groups such as Unifor, we promise to ask our membership base to raise support so these jobs do not leave, but are adapted to market realities. Since starting as Executive Director...

Estate Planning Is For Everyone

Date: November 19, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Seniors Forum presents ESTATE PLANNING IS FOR EVERYONE Learn how to protect your estate beside your traditional will, by preseving assets, minimizing tax and maximizing wealth, thus ensuring family harmony and peace of mind. You will also be informed of everything involved - legal, tag, investing, insurance, trust and charitable gift planning and different aspects of estate planning and administration.  When? December 7, 2018 at 1:15 PMWhere? ISNA - 2200 South Sheridan Way, Mississauga,...

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