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The Hill Times - Family Sponsored Process Flawed, Merit-Based Program Needed

Date: February 13, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Hill Times - Family sponsorship process flawed, merit-based program needed February 13, 2019  The 2019 round for selecting 20,000 applicants to be invited to apply to sponsor a parent or grandparent to immigrate to Canada opened at noon EST on Jan. 28. Within minutes, the process was closed as the required number of applications had been submitted online. Effectively, a decision on who would be among the 20,000 to be invited was made in a matter of minutes. Some may have missed...

Fixing Ontario's Home Care System

Date: February 8, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Patient Canada's Vice Chair, Francesca Grosso recently wrote an op-ed piece in the Toronto Star on fixing Ontario's home care system.  Over the Christmas holidays, Francesca's mom was almost killed by a simple bladder infection that everyone knew was festering. In this op-ed piece, Francesca's experience with her mom confirms her belief that home care needs to be made easier to access with clearer accountability and direct contact with the physician.  From the op-ed piece:  Local Health...

Government drops appeal, clearing the way for charities to engage in political activity

Date: February 6, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The federal government has dropped an appeal of a court ruling that freed charitable organizations to engage in unlimited political activity as long as it's not directly supporting a party. Last July, an Ontario judge quashed the Canada Revenue Agency's long-standing rule that charities could devote no more than 10 per cent of their resources to political activities or risk losing their charitable status.  The law continues to prohibit charities from promoting or opposing specific parties...

Celebrating Centre Block lasts: Senators bid temporary farewell to Centre Block

Date: February 1, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Senate of Canada's move to the Senate of Canada Building, formely known as the Government Conference Centre began in 2018. The Senate began to move into the building, a format train station built in 1912, while Parliament's Centre Block - the Senate's permanent home is rehabilitated. The Senate will begin operating from the Senate of Canada Building in early 2019.  On December 13, 2018, Public Services and Procurement Canada gave possession of the Senate of Canada Building to the Senate...

Geriatric Health Systems Research Group - GHS Bulletin

Date: February 1, 2019 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

In the Winter 2019 edition of the Geriatric Health Systems Research Group (GHS) Bulletin, GHS shares information on recent events and accomplishments of the GHS group, as well as updates on projects.  Some updates include:  Caredove - Finding and referring to supports in the community with an online platform, called Caredove to make it easier for professionals to find and connect their patients to the care they need in their community to remain indepedent, supported and healthy. ...

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