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  • Ontario Investing Over $750,000 to Repair and Upgrade Community Agencies

    Today in Markham, Minister of Community and Social Services Dr. Helena Jaczek announced $440,600 in funding for Participation House for various upgrades and repairs through the Partner Facility Renewal program. The funding is part of Ontario's commitment to help hundreds of community agencies provide better, more secure and accessible facilities for the people who use their services.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Establishing Income Security Reform Working Group

    Ontario has established an Income Security Reform Working Group to help guide the province's efforts to reduce poverty, support people in their efforts to participate in the economy, and provide services in a way that makes sense to the people who need them.

    Bulletin | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Moving Forward with Basic Income Pilot

    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.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Ensuring Vulnerable Families Keep Full Canada Child Benefit

    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'.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Investing in Housing for People with Developmental Disabilities

    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. 

    News Release | Community and Social Services

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

    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. 

    News Release | Community and Social Services

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

    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. 

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Investing in Improving Financial Literacy

    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.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Introduces Reloadable Payment Card for Social Assistance

    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.

    News Release | Community and Social Services

  • Ontario Improving ODSP Medical Reviews

    Ontario is making improvements to medical reviews for people receiving benefits through the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) to ensure that assistance is going to people who need it.

    Bulletin | Community and Social Services

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