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

Date: February 21, 2017 Author: ocsco 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 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 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 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...

Update: Health System Integration / Mise à jour: Intégration du système de santé

Date: February 7, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

By Ontario Ministry of Health and Long -Term CareFebruary 3, 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.  

'Can't get blood from a stone': Banks go after senior caught in extortion scam

Date: February 2, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

TD drops $19K lawsuit, BMO and RBC offer help after Go Public inquire By Rosa Marchitelli, CBC News Posted: Jan 30, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 30, 2017 5:00 AM ET International scam artists took less than a month to shake down 78-year-old Gulshan Ladhani for more than $50,000.   The Toronto senior gave them everything she had, then in desperation, scrambled to borrow money from three different banks after the threats against her family kept coming. Been wronged? Contact Rosa and...

Why Kathleen Wynne might tackle hydro delivery charges to cut electricity bills

Date: January 24, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Premier hinting that next relief on electricity prices will help those who are struggling the most By Mike Crawley, CBC News Posted: Jan 24, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 24, 2017 9:26 AM ET Premier Kathleen Wynne is signalling she may soon try to tackle the sky-high delivery charges that many Ontarians see on their hydro bills.  With her government bogged down by complaints about soaring electricity prices, Wynne and her advisers are scrambling to find ways to bring bills down. ...

Canada Summer Jobs Extension of Deadline

Date: January 24, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Please see the below message from MP Michael Levitt Canada Summer Jobs Extension of Deadline Dear local employer and nor-profit, It is my pleasure to contact you again to inform you that the newly appointed Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, the Honourable Patty Hajdu has announced that the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) application period has been extended to February 3, 2017. As you know, each year, the CSJ program helps employers like you create valuable summer job...

Snapd News covers OSSCO Celebration in December

Date: January 19, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

Snapd North York covered  OSSCO's Open House Meet and Greet. The Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) is a provincial organization and a registered charity. Their tag line "Seniors transforming Ontario through wisdom, insight and experience" expresses their mission and membership. Founded in 1986, their mission is to improve the quality of life for Ontario's seniors through educational programs, research, public awareness, information, referral, counseling, community...

Ontario supporting 93 community projects across the province

Date: January 17, 2017 Author: ocsco Categories: OCSCO News

 By Andrea Cohen Barrack CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation Chef de la direction, Fondation Trillium de l'Ontario  Today, OTF and the Government of Ontario announced that they are investing more than $5 million in 93 non-profit initiatives that will help build strong social and cultural communities across the province. The Honourable Jeff Leal made the announcement in Peterborough, celebrating a collaborative grant led by GreenUP. The environmental organization is receiving...


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