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...

2015 OSSCO-SOCAO "Living Your Way" Conference & Fair a Huge Success

Date: December 1, 2015 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

As seen in our December 2015 Newsletter HERE: OSSCO was pleased to welcome almost 200 seniors, as well as representatives from 25 seniors’ product and service providers, to their 5th Annual Information Day and Conference Fair.  The conference began with an introduction by OSSCO Executive Director Elizabeth Macnab and greetings from special guest Giorgio Mammoliti (Councillor, City of Toronto). Once the formalities concluded, Natasha Bridgmohan (The Bridg Group) kicked off the educational...

Herb John awarded by OSSCO-SOCAO as 2015 Dan Benedict Award for Social Justice Recipient

Date: November 13, 2015 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Our Society is pleased to recognize Herb John as recipient of this year’s Dan Benedict Award. Join us on November 17th at 1:50pm, 995 Arrow Road in Toronto, as Herb receives his award at the Society’s Annual Seniors Conference and Information Fair. This prestigious award was named after the late Dan Benedict, a well-known international trade unionist who worked tirelessly for the rights of Canadians. The award is presented to an individual who embodies Benedict’s spirit of leadership,...

OSSCO Education Conference & Fair THIS MONTH!

Date: November 4, 2015 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

As seen in our November 2015 E-Newsletter: Click HERE Rob Lorusso (Communications & Program Specialist, OSSCO-SOCAO) OSSCO’s Annual Education Conference and Information Fair is only 2 weeks away (November 17th, Jamaican Canadian Centre 995 Arrow Road) and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome hundreds of seniors from across the GTA for our 2015 event.  This year’s theme is “Living Your Way”. Thanks to our sponsors and speakers, the 2015 theme introduces seniors to ideas and...

OSSCO Civic Dialogue Educational Series Kicks Off

Date: October 5, 2015 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

As seen in our October 2015 E-Newsletter: Click HERE: Tuesdays WITH OSSCO’s introductory Civic Dialogue to Civic Action Educational Series kicked off with a motivating workshop on September 22nd. The first part gave 20+ participants the opportunity to learn just how civic dialogue can be broached by regular citizens thanks to the efforts of Herb John, workshop leader for the morning session. Herb’s vast experience with environmental organizations and the C.A.W. was in full display as he...

Speaker Herb John to Kick-off Civic Dialogue Program

Date: September 15, 2015 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

As seen in our September 2015 E-Newsletter: Click HERE: OSSCO-SOCAO is pleased to announce that Herb John has signed on to be part of our Tuesdays with OSSCO education program. On September 22nd, he will kick off the 1st of a 3-part series, Civic Dialogue to Civic Action. The 3-part series focuses on the importance of Civic Dialogue and how this process starts. Attendees will increase awareness of how to utilize and share their skills and experience for better communities. The role of...


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