Dialogue with Duclos

Date: March 21, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Submitted by The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, delighted to share with you the latest edition of Dialogue with Duclos, a stakeholder series with updates on recent Employment and Social Development Canada programs, services and activities. The edition attached features: An update on the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy consultations They...

Toronto Seniors Helpline 416-217-2077 launches in Toronto

Date: March 15, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Submitted by Elder Abuse Ontario Wood Green Community Services, Toronto Central CCAC, and Toronto Central LHIN are pleased to launch the Toronto Seniors Helpline (TSH)! The Toronto Seniors Helpline is a single phone line that streamlines access to community, homecare and crisis services for seniors, their caregivers and their health care providers.  Through this initiative, CNAP, Seniors Crisis Line and TC CCAC information and referral staff have unified as a single team with a shared...

Hopes for New Pan-Canadian Health Accord Dashed ala Harper

Date: March 13, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Release by Ontario Health Coalition on March 10, 2017                                                   Health Care Advocates Dismayed with Ottawa’s Divide and Conquer Tactics: Hopes for a Canadian Health Accord Dashed as Provinces Signs Deal  Toronto/Ottawa/Edmonton: The Ontario, Quebec and Alberta governments, which had initially held out for better, were compelled to sign onto a bilateral health funding deal with Ottawa today. In the federal election, the...

APPLY NOW: Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA)

Date: March 7, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

On February 27, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced a call for nominations to recruit members for Employment and Social Development Canada’s National Advisory Committee for Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA). Members of the National Advisory Committee will play a leading role in assessing top-ranked CVAward nominations and making recommendations on Award recipients to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development ...

Sassy Seniors strut their stuff in Thunder Bay

Date: March 7, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Sassy Seniors, Army of Sass team up to bring a double dose of sass to the stage CBC News Posted: Mar 07, 2017 7:15 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017 7:15 AM ET At 70-years-old, Mary McVicar knows how to bring the sass.  "You have to have a little attitude," she says. McVicar has been dancing with the Sassy Seniors, run through the 55 Plus Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. for nearly a decade.  For the most part, they perform jazz and musical style numbers, but the seniors have also added some...

Canadian Cash Awards scam offers senior $3.5M

Date: March 2, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Complaints about Canadian Cash Awards date back to 2014 By Kevin Yarr, CBC News Posted: Mar 01, 2017 7:57 AM AT A retired RCMP officer is warning Prince Edward Islanders to beware of a phone scam after he received a call at his home in Charlottetown this past week. Robert Campbell said he was told by the caller that he'd won $3.5 million through the Canadian Cash Awards, after his name was selected from a pool of 500,000 seniors. Campbell said it was clear to him it was a scam as he'd...

Parent-Grandparent visa system-The Hill Times-22Feb2017

Date: February 24, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ghazy Mujahid, a Former United Nations Population Policy Advisor, serves on the board of the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organization and is a research associate with York University’s centre for Asian Research recently published a story The Hill Times on the need to revisit the “lottery” system used for sponsoring parents and grandparents. He is proposing a more fair approach for reunification. Click here to read the full article.

Senior 'fooled' into thinking online passport company was government

Date: February 23, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Passport Canada says it is not affiliated with any third-party company offering to fill out forms By Caroline Barghout, CBC News Posted: Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM CT A Winnipeg senior said he was fooled into thinking he was dealing with the Canadian government when he clicked on a site about renewing passport applications.  In fact, he was dealing with a private company that has no authorization to approve or deny passports at all. Sam Bebchuk, 88, discovered his passport expired in...

Accessibility Legislation

Date: February 23, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Government of Canada’s consultation on planned Accessibility Legislation, launched this past July, closes on February 28! It’s not too late – check out the survey, and tell us what you think: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/disability/consultations/accessibility-legislation.html They want to hear your thoughts, ideas and experiences about how they can make Canadian society more inclusive, and ensure everyone can participate more equally in everyday...

Review of the Travel Industry Act: summary of phase 1 consultations/ Examen de la Loi sur le

Date: February 21, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Ministry of Government and Consumer services would like to thank you for providing feedback to support the review of the Travel Industry Act. A report summarizing the findings from the stakeholder consultations in the first phase of the review is now available. The report also outlines preliminary options for potential changes to the Travel Industry Act which have emerged as a result of these discussions. With the release of this summary report, phase 1 of the review is complete. ...


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