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Ontario Moving Forward with Basic Income Pilot

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 12:00

The province has appointed the Honourable Hugh Segal to provide advice on the design and implementation of a Basic Income Pilot in Ontario, as announced in the 2016 Budget.

Ontario Ensuring Vulnerable Families Keep Full Canada Child Benefit

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 10:00

As part of its commitment to combat child poverty, Ontario will ensure that families receiving social assistance fully benefit from the proposed new federal Canada Child Benefit (CCB), without any provincial 'clawback'.

Ontario Investing in Housing for People with Developmental Disabilities

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 16:30

As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, Ontario is investing more than $2 million over two years in six creative community-based housing initiatives  for adults with developmental disabilities. 

New Housing Project in Essex County Receives $278,000 in Provincial Funding

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 16:30

As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, Ontario is investing more than $2 million over two years in six creative community-based housing initiatives  for adults with developmental disabilities. 

New Housing Project in Sarnia receives $94,360 in Provincial Funding

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 16:30

As part of Ontario's three-year, $810 million investment to support the transformation and modernization of developmental services, Ontario is investing more than $2 million over two years in six creative community-based housing initiatives  for adults with developmental disabilities. 

Ontario Investing in Improving Financial Literacy

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 12:00

Ontario is helping people living on low incomes to build their financial literacy skills by partnering with Prosper Canada to provide financial education services in communities across Ontario, including two new programs in Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo.

Ontario Introduces Reloadable Payment Card for Social Assistance

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:00
Ontario is making it safer and easier for people to receive and use their social assistance benefits. Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) clients who do not have a bank account will be able to receive their benefits on a reloadable payment card rather than receiving a paper cheque.