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24
Mar

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Legal Aid Ontario – Organizational Announcement

Legal Aid Ontario provides legal assistance for low-income people living in Ontario. The organization’s scope reaches the most vulnerable people in the province with services that provide critical assistance and intersects with every area of the justice system. In order to streamline processes, clarify accountabilities, improve client experience and ensure outside delivery of services, Legal […]

24
Mar

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Investing in the Cannabis Industry

As Canada prepares to permit the recreational use of marijuana, the cannabis industry has attracted investors hoping to capitalize on the potential growth and high returns of this emerging sector. The new issue of ‘Investors News’ from the Ontario Securities Commission shares many resources for learning more about the cannabis industry and things investors should […]

24
Mar

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NEW Ontario Age Friendly Communities Interactive Maps

The Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Outreach Initiative is a new tool funded by the Government of Ontario. This initiative is a program of the Ministry for Seniors and Accessbility, which is designed to help communities in increasing awareness of age-friendly planning principles, sharing best practices and to start, continue, evaluation and improve AFC action plans. What’s […]

24
Mar

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Canada’s National Seniors Day – Flag Raising Ceremony in Windsor, Ontario!

OSSCO Board Member & CARP Windsor-Essex President, Larry Dunfield organized a flag raising ceremony to celebrate Canada’s National Seniors Day and the UN International Day of Older Persons. Seniors represent the strongest local demographic in numbers and in election participation, so Windsor’s seniors showed up to this event on Monday October 1, 2018. Read more […]

24
Mar

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OSSCO releases its Outreach Annual Report at Annual General Meeting September 5

This year’s Annual General Meeting was very well attended by members and the public. Invited guests included students graduating from the Enhancing Economic Opportunities for Older Unemployed Workers program. Keynote address was presented by Jim Grieve, Executive Director, Retired Teachers Organization. His presentation focued on the role of good governance in the revitalization of that […]

24
Mar

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Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations Board of Director Vacancies

Ontario Society of Seniors Citizens’ Organizations (OSSCO) is a provincial organization and a registered charity. Founded in 1987, as a network of organizations, we focus on the well-being of older adults through educational programs, consultations and influencing stakeholders. In addition OSSCO participates in policy development, research, information/referral/ counseling, community outreach as well as programs specific […]

24
Mar

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The Hill Times – Opinion ‘Trudeau Should Appoint a Cabinet Minister for Seniors’

In February 2018, Ontario Society of Senior Citizens’ Organizations (OSSCO) board member Ghazy Mujahid published an OPED in The Hill Times (February 15th, 2018) highlighting the increasing proportion of seniors in Canada’s population and their growing strength in the electorate. In it he suggested that “Trudeau should appoint a cabinet minister responsible solely for seniors”. He […]

23
Mar

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Launch of Senior Friendly Care Toolkit

The Regional Geriatric Programs of Ontario (RGPO) recently launched the Senior Friendly Care (sfCare) Getting Started Toolkit. According to the RGPO, the Framework’s guiding principles and defining statements collectively describe what senior friendly care looks like. It was developed in collaboration with provincial stakeholders, including older adults, caregivers, and care providers, provides a foundation for […]

23
Mar

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

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, […]

23
Mar

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More Health Care Issues to Consider Before June 7 Election

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 […]

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