Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as "income". This causes many artists with disabilities to fear that they would receive little or no benefit from those grants, or that their ODSP eligibility might be threatened. The ODSP Action Coalition, in cooperation with Workman Arts and other artists' groups, has published an information pamphlet to explain the rules to deaf and disabled artists.
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Statistics Canada has rolled out a new web-based dashboard that will provide users with easy access to the monthly numbers on the labour market—employment, unemployment and labour force participation rate.
The Environics Institute for Survey Research has recently revealed the findings of its social values study. The findings offer a portrait of Canada’s Millennials that for the first time presents the social values of this generation, and the distinct segments that help make sense of the different and often contradictory stereotypes that so frequently are applied to today’s young adults.
Toronto region’s financial services employers are increasing their investment in young Canadians through a sector-wide initiative to create 10,000 new work-integrated learning opportunities for post-secondary students by the end of 2020.
The website 'Steps to Justice' now has information on overpayments and agreements to pay back social assistance.
The Conditional Permanent Residency requirement has been a significant barrier for immigrant women in abusive relationships. Government of Canada has removed the condition that applied to some sponsored spouses or partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents to live with their sponsor for two years in order to keep their permanent resident status. This change applies to anyone who was subject to the requirement, as well as to new spouses and partners who are sponsored as permanent residents.
Ontario has introduced new legislation that would, if passed, help keep rental housing costs predictable and affordable while strengthening protections for tenants across Ontario.
Ontario is launching a pilot project to assess whether a basic income can better support vulnerable workers, improve health and education outcomes for people on low incomes, and help ensure that everyone shares in Ontario's economic growth.
The Toronto Alliance to End Homelessness (TAEH) and the City of Toronto launched a public awareness campaign this morning to encourage Torontonians to challenge their perceptions of those who are currently experiencing homelessness.
A grand opening ceremony was held today for new affordable rental homes in Peterborough.