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Ontario Making Hospital Parking More Affordable: Putting Patients First By Reducing Fees for Frequent Visitors

Date: January 19, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

As announced January 19, 2016 by the Honorable. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with a quote from Honorable Mario Sergio, Minister Responsible for Seniors Affairs. Ontario is making hospital parking more affordable for thousands of patients, their loved ones and caregivers. As of October 1, 2016, hospitals that charge more than $10 a day for parking will be required to provide 5-, 10- and 30-day passes that are: Discounted by 50 per cent off their daily rate Transferable...

Patients First: A Proposal to Strengthen Patient-Centred Health Care in Ontario

Date: January 11, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

December 17, 2015, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens, United Senior Citizens of Ontario and CARP attended a meeting with the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Long Term Care before the release of the Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care proposal by The Honorable Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long Term Care.   Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations is again working with its member organizations and individual seniors as well as other seniors' groups to draft a...

Finance Minister Launches Pre-Budget Consultation for the 2016 Ontario Budget

Date: January 11, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Tuesday January 12, 2016, Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance will host the first pre-budget consultation for the 2016 Ontario Budget. Minister Sousa will be available to media before the consultation session. Organizations, businesses, municipalities and First Nations as well as individuals will have an opportunity to put their views forward to The Honorable Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance and The Honourable Mitzie Hunter, Associate Minister.  In particular,...

Creating Volunteer Loyalty Amidst a Decreasing Resource Pool

Date: January 11, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Many nonprofit organizations and charities rely on volunteers in varying degrees to help provide services. They could not function without this source of support to conduct programs, raise funds or serve clients. While this sector may face challenges to remain competitive and effective, attracting and retaining volunteers has agencies scrambling to adapt to the new realities. Volunteers’ motivations and expectations have become more individualistic and ad-hoc and are less driven by...

Toronto Forum Seeks New Members

Date: January 11, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Toronto Senior's Forum is recruiting new members for 2016!  Experience opportunities to: - Advocate for change on issues that matter - Develop an age-friendly Toronto - Network with other seniors organizations Who are we? The Toronto Seniors’ Forum (TSF) is a city-sponsored and supported group of diverse seniors (60 and over) who are Toronto residents. The group is sponsored by the City of Toronto Social Development Finance and Administration Division.  The Forum meets monthly to...


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