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10 Oct DEC 10, 2018 – RDSP WORKSHOP

Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) & Wills and Estates Monday, December 10, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:30pm Attendees will learn about two topics at this workshop! The Registered Disability Savings Plan can help you save for the future. If you or someone you know has a disability and...

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10 Oct Government Provides Further Explanation on Cannabis Regulation in Ontario

Several days after tabling Bill 36, the Cannabis Statute Law Amendment Act, 2018, the Ontario government updated its explanatory note on cannabis legalization in the province (see https://www.ontario.ca/page/cannabis-legalization). The note makes clear that, on October 17, 2018, smoking or vaping  cannabis - for medical or recreational purposes - will be...

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05 Oct Labour News Update

It seems that every day there is a new piece of labour news to keep those of us in human services hopping. This last week was no exception with the PC “Government For the People” announcing their intentions in relation to employment and labour standards...

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17 Aug Summer Newsletter: Legal Updates and Firm News

Pressing Updates  July 31, 2018, ODSP change reversal, cuts to social assistance, and cancellation of the basic income pilot Canadian Association for Community Living Senate Committee submissions on the RDSP and the Disability Tax Credit Employment and labour law developments in the DS Sector Advocacy and Community Appearances White...

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21 Jun Upcoming Changes to ODSP!

Ontario residents with disabilities can expect to see major changes to the Regulations [1] under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act [2] (the “Regulations”) in the months to come. These changes – outlined in prospective amendments to the Regulations and the government’s proposals in the 2018 Ontario...

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05 Apr PooranLaw’s Comments on Ontario Budget 2018

Care and Support Front and Centre in Recent Ontario Budget Announcement: Implications for People with Disabilities, their Families and Government Funded Service Agencies The word “CARE” was mentioned over 35 times last week as Finance Minister, Charles Souza revealed the “Plan for Care and Opportunity Budget”. As...

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22 Feb Resources and Tools for Families Engaging Support Workers

On November 27th Bill 148, The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, received Royal Assent and became law.  Bill 148 affects everything from the minimum wage and public holiday pay, to how employees request scheduling changes, refuse shifts and take leaves of absence. Many families do not...

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