Ontario Charitable Gaming Association Continues to Push for Break Open Ticket Fairness

Date: October 30, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Dear OSSCO members and supports:  Ontario Charitable Gaming Association (OCGA) Continues to Push for Break Open Ticket (BOT) Fairness OSSCO is a charity which receives no core funding. We raise monies through our social enterprise activities, grants, donations and the selling of break open tickets (BOT). BOT’s are the only gaming product which is taxed an additional 29% with an “Admin Fee”. OSSCO is asking for your help to send an email or text to your Ontario MPP to ask that the...

Legal Aid Ontario - Organizational Announcement

Date: October 16, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people living in Ontario. The organization's scope reaches the most vulnerable people in the province with services that provide critical assistance and intersects with every area of the justice system. In order to streamline processes, clarify accountabilities, improve client experience and ensure outside delivery of services, Legal Aid Ontario has undertaken internal planning initiatives and some VP and divisional accountabilities...

Investing in the Cannabis Industry

Date: October 16, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

As Canada prepares to permit the recreational use of marijuana, the cannabis industry has attracted investors hoping to capitalize on the potential growth and high returns of this emerging sector. The new issue of 'Investors News' from the Ontario Securities Commission shares many resources for learning more about the cannabis industry and things investors should be aware of when investing.  To read more from 'Investors News', please click here. 

NEW Ontario Age Friendly Communities Interactive Maps

Date: October 9, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Outreach Initiative is a new tool funded by the Government of Ontario. This initiative is a program of the Ministry for Seniors and Accessbility, which is designed to help communities in increasing awareness of age-friendly planning principles, sharing best practices and to start, continue, evaluation and improve AFC action plans.  What's new with AFC? The program has developed interactive maps to help support, connect and strengthen local efforts. These...

Canada's National Seniors Day - Flag Raising Ceremony in Windsor, Ontario!

Date: October 3, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

OSSCO Board Member & CARP Windsor-Essex President, Larry Dunfield organized a flag raising ceremony to celebrate Canada's National Seniors Day and the UN International Day of Older Persons. Seniors represent the strongest local demographic in numbers and in election participation, so Windsor's seniors showed up to this event on Monday October 1, 2018. Read more about this event by clicking here.   

OSSCO releases its Outreach Annual Report at Annual General Meeting September 5

Date: September 12, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

This year's Annual General Meeting was very well attended by members and the public. Invited guests included students graduating from the Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Older Unemployed Workers program. Keynote address was presented by Jim Grieve, Executive Director, Retired Teachers Organization. His presentation focued on the role of good governance in the revitalization of that organization's vision and direction. Certificates were presented to 12 graduates who attended OSSCO's...

Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations Board of Director Vacancies

Date: August 1, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ontario Society of Seniors Citizens’ Organizations (OSSCO) is a provincial organization and a registered charity. Founded in 1987, as a network of organizations, we focus on the well-being of older adults through educational programs, consultations and influencing stakeholders. In addition OSSCO participates in policy development, research, information/referral/ counseling, community outreach as well as programs specific to our network organizations and members’ needs. Our membership...

The Hill Times - Opinion 'Trudeau Should Appoint a Cabinet Minister for Seniors'

Date: July 31, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

In February 2018, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens' Organizations (OSSCO) board member Ghazy Mujahid published an OPED in The Hill Times (February 15th, 2018) highlighting the increasing proportion of seniors in Canada’s population and their growing strength in the electorate. In it he suggested that “Trudeau should appoint a cabinet minister responsible solely for seniors”. He followed this with initiating an electronic Petition (e-1566) to Parliament requesting a dedicated...

Launch of Senior Friendly Care Toolkit

Date: July 15, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) recently launched the Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) Getting Started Toolkit. According to the RGPO, the Framework’s guiding principles and defining statements collectively describe what senior friendly care looks like. It was developed in collaboration with provincial stakeholders, including older adults, caregivers, and care providers, provides a foundation for achieving the best possible outcomes for older adults. The sfCare Getting...

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