The ISAC Media and Policy News E-list provides subscribers with links to poverty-related news, research, and resources in Ontario, with a focus on social assistance and poverty law and related social and economic policy, with local, provincial, and national perspectives.
Link to OCAP and SALCOs report Homelessness funding increase not enough to address growing need in Niagara Cities housing and homelessness plans doomed to fail without federal investment (incl. Death of private pensions puts more pressure on CPP Editorial: Changes ahead for pensions plans Small and medium-size businesses say CPP increases are not modest Quebec is still holding out on pension reforms OCAP demands fixes to housing fund at Toronto City Hall Toronto rooming house conversions to Airbnb worry housing advocates Torontos new Presto transit fare system may be a good idea, but only if you can afford it Daily Bread, others may cut ties with troubled Flemingdon Community Food Bank North Hastings Childrens Services coordinating efforts to stop domestic violence North Simcoe report says addressing poverty key to reducing hospital visits Young mothers and public health nurses will forge close relationships in a new London / Middlesex County program Basic income already proven to work Sudbury conference explores basic income Campaign collecting new socks to help those in Peel living in poverty The link between Vancouvers homelessness and soaring housing prices Critics say Greater Victoria BC landlords are taking advantage of tight housing market to raise rents Single women in poverty being forced into predatory sex-for-rent arrangements in Vancouver BCs welfare laws rob women of choice in relationships BCBank of Canada governor says economy should soon get a boost from Canada Child Benefit and new infrastructure spending Minister Morneau says global anxiety about change best tackled by first helping families Morneau says housing market rule changes will take time to play out Radio: What the 1.5% increase for ODSP rates actually means Joe Fioritos last column, as he hangs up his hat after 17 years Daily Breads annual Toronto hunger report highlights growing need among older adults Food bank users increasingly older, better educated Those who live on social assistance may not be receiving enough money to pay for both food and housing Huge increase in demand from newly-arrived Syrian refugees low incomes and high housing costs to blame The DBFBs report The DBFBs news release Dont let an essential reform on social assistance disappear Op-Ed: Hamilton MPPs bill will fix a broken system Average rent for two-bedroom apartments in Toronto climbed 12.5% in 2016 New report on rents in various communities across Canada Mayors form alliance, convene a summit today to push for housing cash Fight for affordable housing in Vancouver intensifies as units sit empty Canadas housing crisis is a public health emergency Indigenous woman protests poor housing conditions on First Nations with a hunger strike Op-Ed: National affordable housing plan urgently needed Ottawa making housing fix a top priority, minister says Chinese student files lawsuit to halt BCs 15% tax on foreign purchasers CIBC says Ontario will need to implement foreign buyer tax on housing Workers Action Centre releases response to Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report October 1 rally: Demonstrate for and Fairness Migrant farm workers deserve better from Canada Seasonal Agricultural Workers deserve the right to call Canada home Migrant workers caravan hits Toronto en route to Parliament Hill Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day seeks faster action from Ontario on First Nations poverty Canada Revenue Agency is cracking down on Panama Papers tax cheats Walkom: Unifor-GM agreement a stake in heart of company pensions CPP benefits hike will take 40 years to be fully implemented CPP changes will hurt economy in short term: Officials CPP expansion will increase earnings cap by 14% Government of Canada Backgrounder: CPP Enhancement Government of Canada Backgrounder: Long-Term Benefits of Canada Pension Plan Enhancements Quebec pension fund ups the stakes in infrastructure test case Changes to the way Social Assistance Clients Access Drug Coverage Government release: Ontario increasing minimum wage on October 1 Minimum Wage increase: Is it enough?
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The bottom line : If ISAC's site stats show more visitors to the page, that means more justification for them to continue supporting and funding tthe initiative...Ontario housing benefit to aid women fleeing domestic violence Four part Metroland series on Child poverty in Ontario: - Part 1: Poverty is here.Its right around the corner from you - Part 2: Tackling the monster of poverty in Niagara region - Part 3: The cold hard facts: From Oshawa to York Region: - Part 4: Going forward, are we doing whats needed? Ontario urged to ensure expansion of daycare goes to non-profit sector Throne Speech promises 100,000 more daycare spots Childrens aid overhaul would raise top age to 18 BC report shows raising the age of care from 19 to 25 would more than pay for itself Striking Peel childrens aid workers demand improved safety Tories gain in popularity over Liberals in Ontario: Poll Has Liberal support reached the point of no return?Shed a tear for poor, put-upon Apple Poverty among the elderly in Germany skyrockets Hipsters and artists are the gentrifying foot soldiers of UK capitalism In Scotland, jails are now the last resort of the welfare state UK austerity is officially causing a mental health crisis Big study into UK food poverty Clegg: Osborne casually cut welfare for poorest to boost Tory popularity UKs Theresa May rules out more raids on welfare budget Disability activists block Westminster Bridge in London Brooklyns food gap Americans are eager for tax reform: survey The Universal Basic Income: Innovative social welfare reform or Satanic plot?EI Commission announces 2017 premium rate and maximum insurable earnings bag of potatoes: Northern Ontario aboriginals spend more than half of income on food Carleton researchers say City of Ottawa is balancing its books on the backs of the poor Appeal Court rules City of Toronto failed vulnerable tenants The hidden pockets in Toronto where gentrification is really happening Torontos problem?
Our public sector is poor while our private sector is booming Yukons social assistance policy keeps women in abusive relationships Cape Breton Regional Municipality mayoral candidate points finger at child poverty Minimum wage families in Manitoba further in poverty under Pallister government Syrian refugees in Moose Jaw give back by helping with the harvest at a community food farm Editors column: BCs assistance rates shows our own disability Op-Ed: BC government should craft poverty reduction strategy BC employment programs for people with disabilities going unused Success of BCs welfare to work policies vastly exaggerated Negative reaction to BC Liberals disability bus pass increase Small minimum-wage increase is a reason to talk about a BC poverty reduction strategy IMF head Christine Lagarde says Canada should boost growth by helping women in the labour market CPP changes do little to ensure appropriate income for future retirees Canadian pensions rank among the top global plans Solitary confinement can be deadly for mentally ill inmates Canadian cities help undocumented migrants as Ottawa deports them Stats Can to tally number of contract, part-time professors Angus Reid: Two-in-three Canadians approve of PM Justin Trudeau Why thousands of people signed petitions to investigate Apples tax strategies Could Europes tax fight with Apple affect other businesses?