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Income Benefits (CERB/EI + others) and Workers’ Rights during COVID-19 – May 14 2020

Recorded on May 14, 2020  – This was CLEO’s third online information session for front-line workers to get updates on Income Benefits (CERB/EI + others) and Workers’ Rights during COVID-19. Legal clinic lawyers provide practical information to help you answer the questions your clients are facing when applying for income benefits and understanding their rights […]

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May 14, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)


Income Assistance (CERB/EI), Workers’ Rights, and Immigration during COVID-19

Recorded on April 23, 2020 – CLEO hosts this second online information session for front-line workers to give them up-to-date information on the new CERB and EI benefits. Experts from legal clinics and other community organizations will discuss the key issues and answer questions from workers. This webinar includes information on how people’s immigration status […]

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April 23, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)


Income Assistance (CERB/EI) & Workers’ Rights Information Session (related to COVID-19)

Recorded on April 16, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes) – This online information session is for front-line workers across the province to provide detailed information on the new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and Employment Insurance (E.I.) benefits. This webinar features experts in employment law and workers’ rights, including lawyers from community legal clinics, […]

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April 16, 2020 (1 hour and 30 minutes)


Changes to social assistance: What Was Announced, What It Means, and What’s Next

Recorded on December 6, 2018  – On November 22, 2018, the Ontario government announced a number of changes to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).

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December 6, 2018 (1 hour and 30 minutes)


Social Assistance in Ontario: What’s happened and what’s next?

Recorded on September 27, 2018 –  On July 31, 2018, while scrapping the Basic Income pilot, the Ontario government announced that a number of improvements to Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) would not take place in the Fall of 2018 as scheduled.

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September 27, 2018 (1 hour)


Income Security Roadmap for Change: What it says, why it matters, and what you can do

Recorded on December 08, 2017 – An important new report called “Income Security: A Roadmap for Change” provides community members, advocates, and decision-makers an important opportunity to push for major new investments and transformation in Ontario’s income security system, including social assistance.

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December 8, 2017 (1 hour)


Basic Income in Ontario: What low-income people, service providers and advocates need to know

Recorded on June 15, 2017 – The Ontario government recently announced the details of its Basic Income Pilot Project, and low-income people living in the test areas will start being signed up soon.

In this wide-ranging and accessible webinar, participants will learn:

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June 15, 2017 (1.5 hours)


New tools for helping people find good legal information – A webinar for community workers

Recorded on June 14, 2017 – This webinar, provided by CLEO, is designed for community workers who help users find legal information. It covers Steps to Justice, CLEO’s new website for helping clients find step-by-step information about common legal problems. It also outlines the difference between legal information and legal advice.
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June 14, 2017 (1 hour and 4 minutes)


ODSP and Arts Council Grants

Recorded on April 20, 2017 – Artists who are deaf or disabled are encouraged by various government arts councils to apply for grants to pursue their artistic projects and develop their professional capacity. However, if those artists are on ODSP, the grants are treated as “income”.

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April 20, 2017 (52 minutes)

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ODSP Action Coalition


Basic Income: What is it and what could it mean for social assistance?

Recorded on October 14, 2016 (1 hour and 36 minutes) – The Ontario government is moving forward on creating a basic income pilot program. What is a “basic income”? And what could it mean for people on social assistance?

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October 14, 2016 (1 hour and 36 minutes)