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OW and ODSP Rates and the OCB 2020 / Les taux d’OT, du POSPH et de la POE 2020

Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates were increased in 2020. The Income Security Advocacy Centre has created a rates sheet to let people on social assistance, and people who work with them, know what these increases mean. The rates sheets on this webpage are available to download in English or French.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2020

A Guide to Programs and Services for Seniors in Ontario

This resource has information about programs and services available to Ontario’s seniors. Topics covered include: 

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Chinese, Farsi/Persian, Gujarati, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Administrative Justice Support Network

A project of Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network supports people who are making an appeal before an administrative board or tribunal whether or not they have legal representation. There is information on Special Education, School Expulsions, Landlord & Tenant, CCAC Appeals, and more.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

Before You Sign

This set of resources addresses common legal problems faced by newcomers to Canada. They come in podcast and print (transcript of podcast) formats in ten languages: Arabic, English, French, Karen, Khmer, Low German, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, and Urdu. The resources cover the following topics: custody and access fraud rights of employees on termination eviction Ontario […]

Available in:

English, Français, Arabic, Kmer/Cambodian, Mandarin, Nepali, Spanish, Urdu

Format:

Audio, Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits

This section of the Service Canada web site has information for people who want to apply for a Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefit, those who want to appeal a decision, those who are already receiving a benefit, and those who are helping someone get their benefit, including health care professionals. There are also links to further information.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Canada Pension Plan Retirement Pension

This page of the Service Canada website is the main government source of information about the Canada Pension Plan, with links to topics such as how to apply, payment dates, and pension sharing.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Service Canada

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Changes to ODSP Tips for service providers to support people applying for or receiving ODSP

On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced changes to social assistance, including changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) disability definition and employment/training income earning exemptions.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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CPP disability benefits

This booklet provides information on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability pension for workers who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability. Topics include who can get a disability pension, how to apply, other available benefits, and where to get help if refused.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Registered Disability Savings Plan

This web site has information about the Registered Disability Savings Plan and addresses what the RDSP is, how to qualify for it, and where to get it.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Tax Credits and Benefits

This web site has information about the ways Ontarians can get their money back through tax credits and benefits, including the Ontario Children’s Activity Tax Credit, the Ontario Energy and Property Tax Credit, and the Senior Homeowners’ Property Tax Grant.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019