Alcohol Gaming & Commission Fees reduces Break Open Ticket revenues for Charities

Date: June 6, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

HERE ARE THE FACTS Hospital foundations and volunteer auxiliaries, provincial health organizations, special needs services, mental health charities, seniors’ groups, services for children and families, youth sports organizations, service clubs, volunteer firefighters, newcomer organizations and many others depend on the funds raised from Break Open Tickets to provide services in our Ontario communities. Each year, these organizations raise a total of almost $17 million in net revenues. ...

More Health Care Issues to Consider Before June 7 Election

Date: June 5, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Concerned Friends is a non profit organization and a registered charity dedicated to reforming the loing-term care system and improvement of residents' quality of life. It is an organization which is 100% volunteer based. They are sharing with us their views on where improvements in the LTC system can be made and where the short comings negatively impact on residents who make LTC their final home. Click here to read their June 2018 newsletter and issues which you can discuss with all...

Carewatch Summarizes Political Party Issues

Date: June 5, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

ELECTION ISSUES FOR SENIOR CITIZENSOntario's provincial election on Thursday June 7, 2018 is just a week away. This election is an important opportunity to influence policies that affect senior citizens right across the province. Care Watch's focus in this election is accessible home care and community support services. The level of commitment to home care and community support services varies widely from party to party. Please consider what the different parties are prepared to do, or...

Toronto Celebrates Newcomer Day on May 29th

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

Toronto is home to over 200 different  nationalities. On May 29th, we celebrate our diversity with our 4th annual Newcomer Day. Everyone is welcome, both newcomers and established residents and guests. Activities and entertainment begin at 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 pm at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street W.  For more information, click here.

Ministry of Seniors Affairs: Roundtable Discussions On Aging In A Diverse Ontario Report

Date: May 10, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ministry of Seniors' Affairs Releases Diversity Roundtable Discussions on Aging in a Diverse Ontario: Report The  Ministry of Seniors' Affairs has released a summary of our findings from the six Diversity Roundtable discussions held in Markham, Scarborough, Mississauga, Ottawa, London and Brampton. The sessions provided a forum for participants to discuss their perspectives on retirement; to increase the province's understanding of the needs of diverse communities and to provide information...

Summary of Stakeholder Feedback on N.O.R.C.'s

Date: May 8, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Ministry of Seniors' Affairs Advisory: Ontario Is Providing Support to Help Seniors Remain In Their Homes May 4 - Toronto - On Friday, the government announced an investment of $8.8 million over two years to support naturally occurring retirement communities, which are apartment buildings or housing developments where many seniors already live close to one another. The government’s plan to support naturally occurring retirement communities was developed in collaboration with our...

CBC's Stats of Life Program Is Casting For Seniors Learning Technology

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Stats of Life on CBC-TV is casting an exciting episode on Technology and what it looks like for Canadians across the country. Stats of Life is a positive television show that takes a unique look at the statistics that define our nation - it explores how Canadians really live. If you would like to see the first season of the show, you can check it out on the CBC website through this link: Specifically, we are looking for Canadian seniors who are learning...

M.P. TJ Harvey's Housing Accessibility E-Petition

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

  Dear Stakeholder, We need YOUR support for TJ Harvey’s motion on VisitABILITY (M-157). HOW? PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE the E-PETITION link for M-157! SIGN PETITION HERE to help us reach our goal for a more ACCESSIBLE CANADA! Visitable homes have three basic accessibility features: No step entrance – At minimum, there must be one accessible, no-step, level entrance at the front, back or side of the house with an accessible route to the driveway. Clear passageways – All doorways...

Emergency Alert Test Will Ping Your Cell Phone Next Week

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Emergency alert test will ping your cellphone next week Tests will happen May 7 in Ontario and Quebec and May 9 in rest of the country The Canadian Press    May 1, 2018 - Millions of cellphones, tablets and other portable devices will sound off across the country next week to test Canada's new public emergency alert system. The country's broadcast and telecom regulator says the tests will be carried out next Monday in Ontario and Quebec and on Wednesday in the rest of the...

Senators Recommend Delaying Cannabis Bill For A Year To Address Indigenous Issues

Date: May 4, 2018 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

First Nations say their governments will face new social challenges from legal cannabis  John Paul Tasker · CBC News   May 1, 2018 - A Senate committee wants the Trudeau government to put off its marijuana legalization plans for roughly a year to allow Indigenous communities time to prepare.  Members of the Senate's Aboriginal peoples committee are recommending the Liberal government hold back on legalizing cannabis for up to a year in order to address its potential...

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