APPLY NOW: Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA)

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

On February 27, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, announced a call for nominations to recruit members for Employment and Social Development Canada’s National Advisory Committee for Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA). Members of the National Advisory Committee will play a leading role in assessing top-ranked CVAward nominations and making recommendations on Award recipients to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development ...

Sassy Seniors strut their stuff in Thunder Bay

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

Sassy Seniors, Army of Sass team up to bring a double dose of sass to the stage CBC News Posted: Mar 07, 2017 7:15 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017 7:15 AM ET At 70-years-old, Mary McVicar knows how to bring the sass.  "You have to have a little attitude," she says. McVicar has been dancing with the Sassy Seniors, run through the 55 Plus Centre in Thunder Bay, Ont. for nearly a decade.  For the most part, they perform jazz and musical style numbers, but the seniors have also added some...

Canadian Cash Awards scam offers senior $3.5M

Date: March 2, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Complaints about Canadian Cash Awards date back to 2014 By Kevin Yarr, CBC News Posted: Mar 01, 2017 7:57 AM AT A retired RCMP officer is warning Prince Edward Islanders to beware of a phone scam after he received a call at his home in Charlottetown this past week. Robert Campbell said he was told by the caller that he'd won $3.5 million through the Canadian Cash Awards, after his name was selected from a pool of 500,000 seniors. Campbell said it was clear to him it was a scam as he'd...

Parent-Grandparent visa system-The Hill Times-22Feb2017

Date: February 24, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Ghazy Mujahid, a Former United Nations Population Policy Advisor, serves on the board of the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organization and is a research associate with York University’s centre for Asian Research recently published a story The Hill Times on the need to revisit the “lottery” system used for sponsoring parents and grandparents. He is proposing a more fair approach for reunification. Click here to read the full article.

Senior 'fooled' into thinking online passport company was government

Date: February 23, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Passport Canada says it is not affiliated with any third-party company offering to fill out forms By Caroline Barghout, CBC News Posted: Feb 22, 2017 4:00 AM CT A Winnipeg senior said he was fooled into thinking he was dealing with the Canadian government when he clicked on a site about renewing passport applications.  In fact, he was dealing with a private company that has no authorization to approve or deny passports at all. Sam Bebchuk, 88, discovered his passport expired in...

Accessibility Legislation

Date: February 23, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

The Government of Canada’s consultation on planned Accessibility Legislation, launched this past July, closes on February 28! It’s not too late – check out the survey, and tell us what you think: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/disability/consultations/accessibility-legislation.html They want to hear your thoughts, ideas and experiences about how they can make Canadian society more inclusive, and ensure everyone can participate more equally in everyday...

Review of the Travel Industry Act: summary of phase 1 consultations/ Examen de la Loi sur le

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

The Ministry of Government and Consumer services would like to thank you for providing feedback to support the review of the Travel Industry Act. A report summarizing the findings from the stakeholder consultations in the first phase of the review is now available. The report also outlines preliminary options for potential changes to the Travel Industry Act which have emerged as a result of these discussions. With the release of this summary report, phase 1 of the review is complete. ...

CC-ABHI awards $1.4 million to point-of-care workers to support aging & brain health innovations

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

By The Canadian Centre for Aging and Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) Groundbreaking.  Inspiring.  Health Innovations. In September 2016, the Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation (CC-ABHI) called on point-of-care workers to think outside the box and bring their BIG IDEAS forward when it came to improving health care solutions for older adults.  They asked for ideas that could improve the brain health or quality of life for older adults so that they can maintain their...

Update: Health System Integration

Date: February 14, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Health System Integration Updates - Health Bulletins February 10, 2017 Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are pleased to share this update on the work supported by the Patients First Act, 2016. You will also find this update archived at this link. You may also be interested in the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions at this link.

[OHC] Federal gov't cannot abandon Health Accord: Ontario joins health coalitions across Canada to issue warning

Date: February 10, 2017 Author: ocsco@ocsco.ca Categories: OCSCO News

Canada's Health Coalitions Warn Cuts Coming to Health Care with Bilateral Health Deals February 9th, 2017, Across Canada- Canada's Health Coalitions signed a joint statement and held a media conference today on the recent bilateral health care deals and called for a united health accord.  Since late December the federal government has abandoned a national health accord negotiation and is now signing bilateral health deals with the provinces and territories. These deals will not fund...


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