Larry Duffield 2017 Recipient of Ontario’s Senior of the Year Award

Date: August 3, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

For immediate release August 2, 2017 Ontario has many adults 50+ who do wonderful things locally or who impact on people’s lives across Ontario. It takes a very special person who can do both. Larry Duffield, retired diplomat, volunteer extraordinaire and repatriated Windsorite does just that. This year Mayor Drew Dilkens recognized Larry’s many contributions and nominated him for the Ontario Senior of the Year Award. Every year Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality...

New Report Highlights Ontario Universities’ Economic Impact, but Their Footprint in Communities Goes Much Further

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

The Council of Ontario Universities recently released the results of a new economic impact report that highlights how Ontario’s universities serve as powerful economic engines, fueling prosperity not just for the province but for the communities they serve. The report, Driving a Prosperous Future: Economic Analysis of the Lasting Impact of Ontario Universities, tells us that Ontario’s universities make a total economic impact of $115.8 billion on the province’s GDP. But the impact of...

Update: OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare Program/Mise à jour : Assurance-santé Plus : Assurance-médicaments pour les enfants et les jeunes

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

Regulatory Registry Posting  On July 6, 2017, Ontario proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to create and implement OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare program.  The proposed amendments can be found on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry: Comments regarding the proposed amendments will be accepted until August 10, 2017.  Please feel free to share this posting and submit...

Invitation for Nominations

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

This is an Invitation for Nominations to fill several Board of Director vacancy starting on August 23, 2017. Expressions of interest will be accepted until the vacancies are filled. The Board of Directors Nominating Committee is particularly interested in candidates with the following experience and skills: Communications, website development, member newsletters Public policy awareness and participation (civic dialogue) Educational programming Board members are elected to a three...

Save the Date for OSSCO Annual General Meeting

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

The OSSCO 2017 Annual General Meeting is secheduled for August 23, 2017. All OSSCO supporters are invited to attend this important skills development event. OSSCO Annual General MeetingWednesday August 23, 20179:00am - 11:30am333 Wilson Avenue, Suite 406Toronto, ON M3H 1T2  Send your registration and sponsorship requests to

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report on Improving the Last Stages of Life

Date: June 6, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

TORONTO, May 29, 2017 – The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases a Discussion Paper and launches province-wide consultations for its Improving the Last Stages of Life project. These consultations will run continuously from June through September 2017. The project responds to public concerns regarding how the law shapes the rights, choices, and quality of life for persons in Ontario who are in the last stages of life. The project seeks to address the experiences of everyone...

Bill C-27: An Attack on Pensions by Trudeau ala Harper

Date: May 10, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Ottawa Committee for Pension Security (OCPS) recently co-hosted a panel discussion with the Congress of Union Retirees about Bill C-27, a Bill that will give employers the tools they need to dump their defined benefit pension plan guaranteed promises, including the benefits already earned and paid for by active workers and retirees. Please take the time to listen to the highlights of the discussion to learn what a target benefit pension plan is, why this Bill threatens existing defined...

Ontario Health Coaltiion 2017 Pre-Budget Briefing Note

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

In a speech April 13 to the Empire Club, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa reported that in every corner of Ontario he heard from residents, civic leaders and businesses that health care and public hospitals are top priority issues, and he promised significant investments in this year’s budget. These increases will follow a decade of cuts to public hospital funding. The following is a briefing note on the key issues: HospitalsPublic hospital funding has increased by the rate of...

First Ever Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 Published

Date: March 31, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Canada Revenue Agency Publishes First Ever Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016 On December 30, 2016, the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) published its Report on the Charities Program 2015-2016. This document summarizes the programs and achievements of the Charities Directorate for 2015-16 and sets out the Directorate’s future plans for regulating the charitable sector. For more information, please visit...

National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2017

Date: March 31, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2017 Campaign Kit now available / La trousse de la campagne pour la Semaine de l’action bénévole 2017 est maintenant disponible  By Volunteer Canada at 2:26 pm Thursday, Jan, 12 2017  Planning volunteer recognition celebrations can take time, so Volunteer Canada has released the NVW 2017 Campaign Kit to assist organizations to get a head start. We also send out an annual NVW mail-out to our members to help them start planning their volunteer...

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