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Anti-poverty network sets five tests for success of government's poverty reduction strategy
Posted October 29, 2008 - More than 350 anti-poverty activists for the 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction have outlined their expectations for the Ontario government's Poverty Reduction Strategy, due to be released in December.
Article source Poverty Watch Ontario


Applications being received for two Canadian Council for Refugees programs
Posted October 29, 2008 - The Canadian Council for Refugees announces the 2009 application process for two programs meant to encourage refugees to get involved with the CCR.
Article source Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)


Four-month grace period for Transition Child Benefit ends soon
Posted October 29, 2008 - When the four-month grace period for the Transition Child Benefit ends as of November, the benefit will be automatically discontinued unless Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program believe a person is making "reasonable efforts" to apply for the Ontario Child Benefit and the Canada Child Tax Benefit.
Article source Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)


New rules let residents in different long-term care homes trade places
Posted October 29, 2008 - New regulations under Ontario's long-term care home legislation will make it easier for residents to move to another home of their choice.
Article source Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care


Most Canadians would be proud if Canada took lead in wiping out poverty, poll says
Posted October 28, 2008 - The majority of Canadians believe Canada should try to distinguish itself in the world as a country where no one lives in poverty, according to an Environics Research poll conducted for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).
Article source Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)


Poor literacy levels a safety hazard for Canadian workers, according to report
Posted October 28, 2008 - Canadian organizations invest heavily in occupational health and safety training and new equipment to protect employees, yet they spend little on upgrading the basic skills and literacy of their workers, according to a new Conference Board report examining literacy's impact on workplace health and safety.
Article source Conference Board of Canada (CBOC)


New rules, more competition make conditions tougher for new immigrants
Posted October 27, 2008 - These two articles in the Toronto Star show how new immigration rules and more competition for jobs have made conditions tougher for those coming to Canada today, keeping them from realizing the "immigrant dream."
Article source Toronto Star


Online film festival deals with issues of immigration
Posted October 27, 2008 - This article in the Toronto Star describes Migr@tion 2008, Canada's only online film festival dealing with issues of immigration. Audiences may watch their choice of movies anytime during the seven-week festival.
Article source Toronto Star


Income inequality, poverty in Canada grew rapidly in past decade, international report says
Posted October 21, 2008 - An Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) report says that in Canada, both income inequality and poverty rates have increased rapidly in the past 10 years and are now above the OECD average. The report found that income gaps have widened over the past two decades in three-fourths of OECD countries.
Article source Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development


Legislation to give workers' compensation to unprotected construction workers
Posted October 17, 2008 - The province is planning to introduce legislation that would make workers' compensation coverage mandatory for individuals working in the construction industry who are currently not covered.
Article source Ontario Ministry of Labour


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