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Life After Fifty Lottery

Date: January 17, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Life After Fifty's biggest fundraiser of the year has returned!  What would you do with $10, 000, $2, 500 or $1, 000? You could also win a $500 Shoppers Drug Mart gift certificate or Just Jeff's Gourmet Express gift certificates! Since the pries are cash and gift certificates, they make great group purchases for family, friends or co-workers. Tickets are $20 each of 3 for $50.  When you buy tickets to the Life After Fifty Lottery, your dollars go directly to fund programs and services...

Polygamy in Canada: An Open Secret - CBC's The Fifth Estate

Date: January 16, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

"Polygamy is against the Canadian Criminal Code, yet some imans are openly willing to do it for men who want second wives, including on the most prominant imans in the country".  The Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW) believes polygamy is based on the values of tribal patriarchy and is inherently harmful to women and children. CCMW supported the decision of Justice Bauman of the B.C. Supreme Court to uphold the ban on polygamy. To read CCMW's full position paper on polygamy, please...

Maximize Your Health

Date: January 10, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Mississauga Halton Self-Management Program (FREE opportunities for individuals to improve their Self-Management skills through workshops) The Self Management Program offers a variety of programs/workshops vailable for adults at no cost who live in the Mississauga, Oakville or Milton (Halton region). These programs and services enable you to take control of your own health by gaining the confience, skills and knowledge necessary to manage the physical, social and emotional aspects of life...

Protecting Against Influenza

Date: January 8, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Protecting Against Influenza  Influenza is a prevalent, contagious, and vaccine-preventable infectious disease in Canada. Influenza is ranked top 10 amount the most common infectious diseases in Canada and the 8th leading cause of mortality in Ontario between 2005 to 2007.  Get your influenza vaccine today! Influenza season usually peaks in January or February, but can occur as early as October and as late as May. Early immunization is preferred, but it is not too late to get the vaccine...

Safe Senior Calendar 2019

Date: January 3, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Safe Senior Calendar 2019 B.A.S.S.I.C. Calendar Update: Funding for the 2019 calendar has been significantly reduced. Unfortunately, B.A.S.S.I.C. will only be distributing single calendars, and do not have the means to mail calendars.  Calendars will be available at the following locations:  Through local police and fire stations in Toronto and York Region  Through one of the B.A.S.S.I.C. members or associates For the electronic version, please click on the links below: ...

The Business of Active Retirement Communities (BARC)

Date: December 20, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Business of Active Retirement Communities (BARC)A New Economy Wealth Creation ModelA Professional Career PerspectiveBy John G. Kelly - B.Com., LL.B., M.Sc. (international relations) M.A. (Jud.Admin), F.CIS.john@activeretirement.caActive communities are wealth generators. For first time home buyers with young families, communities in neighborhoods with well maintained homes commanding a premium price, good schools, recreation facilities, safe streets with parks and green space and...

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...

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