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Seniors - Not the Same Old Story

Date: June 24, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ghazy Mujahid, a board member was invited as a panelist on The Agenda by Steve Paikin aired by TVO on 14th June to discuss issues relating to seniors.   For more details, please follow the link below.  http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/seniors-not-the-same-old-story

New Horizions Grant

Date: June 24, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

A message from MP Levitt. The honorable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families Children and Social Development, today announced that the Call for Proposals for the 2016-2017 New Horizons for Seniors Community-Based Projects has been issued.  The Call for Proposals is open until July 29, 2016. To support you in your outreach activities for this important program for Seniors in your constituencies, I am pleased to provide you with a generic press release,  media lines, speaking points and...

Press Release - June 7, 2016

Date: June 9, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

AMENDMENTS TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARD UNDER THE AODA A STEP BACKWARD Yesterday, the Liberal Government announced their amendments to the Customer Service Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  These amendments did not improve accessibility for persons with disabilities – it weakened them. The new Standard does not provide critical guidance from consumers on what they would find beneficial at low or no cost to the organization. ARCH Disability Law...

The folks are alright: Older Canadians tend to be happier; most want to live to 90 or beyond

Date: June 7, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

The folks are alright: Older Canadians tend to be happier; most want to live to 90 or beyond On average, the 65-plus crowd says ‘old age’ doesn’t begin until 80 June, 6 2016 – Most Canadians believe old age is “scary,” but those who are closest to it say they have less to fear than younger generations. A study by the Angus Reid Institute finds the golden years remain golden for older Canadians – especially those who have already reached age 65. Members of this group say...

When it comes to hospitals it's 'Hacksaw Kathleen': Ontario Health Coalition

Date: June 7, 2016 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

When it comes to hospitals it's 'Hacksaw Kathleen': Ontario Health Coalition By Christina Blizzard, Queen's Park Columnist, Toronto Sun, Sunday Edition, May 29, 2016 Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government are hacking and slashing hospital budgets in a way that’s more chaotic than Mike Harris ever was, says a coalition fighting to save hospital beds. “Chainsaw Mike,” as Harris was dubbed, was “more honest and more transparent,” than Wynne, said Natalie Mehra of the Ontario...


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