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Public can add input on government's poverty reduction strategy by toll-free phone
Posted June 6, 2008 - The Ontario government has set up a toll-free phone number for people to call to provide input on the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy that is under development.
Article source Government of Ontario


Low-income renters face higher rents, stagnant incomes
Posted June 5, 2008 - Tenant advocates are calling for rent regulation as the latest Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation report shows that rents in most Ontario cities have increased.
Article source Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)


Study of supportive housing finds it nurtures neighbourhoods
Posted June 5, 2008 - A three-year study of housing for people with mental illness finds its presence has a positive social and economic impact on surrounding communities.
Article source The Dream Team


The Law Foundation of Ontario seeks input on its Linguistic and Rural Access to Justice Project
Posted June 5, 2008 - The Law Foundation has released a consultation guide and begun formal consultations for its Linguistic and Rural Access to Justice Project.
Article source The Law Foundation of Ontario


Human Rights Tribunal calls for feedback on accessibility and accommodation policy
Posted May 30, 2008 - The Human Rights Tribunal is asking for public feedback on its Draft Policy on Accessibility and Accommodation by June 23, 2008.
Article source Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario


Ontario government announces consultation on temp agency work
Posted May 29, 2008 - Parkdale Community Legal Services and the Workers' Action Centre are asking those who work with people in low-wage, precarious employment to respond to the Ontario government's consultation on temp agency work.
Article source Workers' Action Centre


Hospitals, health centres host woman abuse awareness campaign
Posted May 21, 2008 - Toronto area hospitals and health care centres are hosting Health Cares About Woman Abuse, a campaign for health care providers to become more aware of woman abuse as a serious health care issue and to respond effectively to women experiencing abuse.
Article source Woman Abuse Council of Toronto (WACT)


Court victory a step toward affordable rates for low-income energy consumers
Posted May 20, 2008 - The Divisional Court has ruled that the Ontario Energy Board has jurisdiction to set up a rate affordability assistance program, but low-income energy consumers still have a fight ahead of them.
Article source Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO)


Ontario government announces funding for rent banks
Posted May 20, 2008 - The Ontario government is investing $5 million in rent banks to help people who occasionally need help to pay rent.
Article source Premier of Ontario


Law Commission seeks input on the law as it affects older persons
Posted May 12, 2008 - The Law Commission of Ontario has launched a public consultation on the law as it affects older persons. This consultation is the first stage of a larger project that is expected to develop a new approach to this area of the law.
Article source Law Commission of Ontario


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