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REPORT Private Clinics & the Threat to Public Medicare in Canada: Results of Surveys with Private Clinics and Patients

Date: September 13, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Results of Surveys with Private Clinics & Patients Toronto – Surveys of hundreds of private health clinics and patients reveal that extra user-fees amounting to hundreds or even thousands of dollars are threatening access to health care and hurting patients, and Canada’s governments are doing too little to stop it. A new cross-Canada study includes the results of surveys with of 136 private hospital, diagnostic and “boutique” physician clinics across Canada and with almost 400...

Larry Duffield Senior-of-the-year 2017

Date: August 16, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

MEDIA RELEASE: August 9, 2017 City of Windsor's Mayor Drew Dilkens took time away from his chair to congratulate Larry Duffield, retired diplomat and dedicated volunteer for his contributions to Windsor and Ontario seniors at its regular Council meeting on August 8th. Every year Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality in Ontario the opportunity to honour one local senior. This year, Windsor had the pleasure of presenting Larry with the prestigious Ontario Senior of the Year...

Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Date: August 9, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

The Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is now available online through the Consulting with Canadians website. To access the report, please click here. The report is also available in other formats, including large print, braille, audio cassette, audio CD, e-text diskette, e-text CD and DAISY. To access other formats of the report, you may submit a form online, available...

Universities Strengthen Economy with $115.8 Billion Impact

Date: August 4, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Did you know that according to our new report, "Driving a Prosperous Future: Economic Analysis of the Lasting Impact of Ontario Universities," Ontario's universities make a total economic impact of $115.8 billion on the province's GDP? But measuring the economic impact of Ontario’s universities tells only part of the story. What it doesn’t quantify are the invaluable ways our students, staff, faculty and researchers are rooted in our communities. Whether it’s addressing complex...

Larry Duffield 2017 Recipient of Ontario’s Senior of the Year Award

Date: August 3, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

For immediate release August 2, 2017 Ontario has many adults 50+ who do wonderful things locally or who impact on people’s lives across Ontario. It takes a very special person who can do both. Larry Duffield, retired diplomat, volunteer extraordinaire and repatriated Windsorite does just that. This year Mayor Drew Dilkens recognized Larry’s many contributions and nominated him for the Ontario Senior of the Year Award. Every year Ontario Senior of the Year Award gives each municipality...

New Report Highlights Ontario Universities’ Economic Impact, but Their Footprint in Communities Goes Much Further

Date: July 21, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

The Council of Ontario Universities recently released the results of a new economic impact report that highlights how Ontario’s universities serve as powerful economic engines, fueling prosperity not just for the province but for the communities they serve. The report, Driving a Prosperous Future: Economic Analysis of the Lasting Impact of Ontario Universities, tells us that Ontario’s universities make a total economic impact of $115.8 billion on the province’s GDP. But the impact of...

Update: OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare Program/Mise à jour : Assurance-santé Plus : Assurance-médicaments pour les enfants et les jeunes

Date: July 21, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Regulatory Registry Posting  On July 6, 2017, Ontario proposed amendments to Ontario Regulation 201/96 under the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to create and implement OHIP+: Children and Youth Pharmacare program.  The proposed amendments can be found on Ontario’s Regulatory Registry: http://www.ontariocanada.com/registry/view.do?postingId=24432&language=en Comments regarding the proposed amendments will be accepted until August 10, 2017.  Please feel free to share this posting and submit...

Invitation for Nominations

Date: July 7, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

This is an Invitation for Nominations to fill several Board of Director vacancy starting on August 23, 2017. Expressions of interest will be accepted until the vacancies are filled. The Board of Directors Nominating Committee is particularly interested in candidates with the following experience and skills: Communications, website development, member newsletters Public policy awareness and participation (civic dialogue) Educational programming Board members are elected to a three...

Save the Date for OSSCO Annual General Meeting

Date: July 7, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

The OSSCO 2017 Annual General Meeting is secheduled for August 23, 2017. All OSSCO supporters are invited to attend this important skills development event. OSSCO Annual General MeetingWednesday August 23, 20179:00am - 11:30am333 Wilson Avenue, Suite 406Toronto, ON M3H 1T2  Send your registration and sponsorship requests to ocsco@ocsco.ca

Law Commission of Ontario Releases Final Report on Improving the Last Stages of Life

Date: June 6, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

TORONTO, May 29, 2017 – The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) today releases a Discussion Paper and launches province-wide consultations for its Improving the Last Stages of Life project. These consultations will run continuously from June through September 2017. The project responds to public concerns regarding how the law shapes the rights, choices, and quality of life for persons in Ontario who are in the last stages of life. The project seeks to address the experiences of everyone...


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