DREN Office Closed Monday, August 4
- Tuesday, July 29th 2014
The DREN Office will be closed for the Civic Holiday on Mnday, August 4, 2014. The office will reopen on Tuedsay, August 5 at 9 am.
MCSS Releases Report of Client Discussions on Social Assistance Reform
- Thursday, May 8th 2014
The Ministry of Community and Social Services Report of Client Discussions on Social Assistance Reform has been released. The summary report is available to the public on the Public Policy Forum’s website: http://www.ppforum.ca/publications/may-6-2014-report-client-disucssions-social-assistance-reform.
"Over a hundred current and former clients of both the Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works took part in 11 discussion sessions across the province last year. The sessions were lively, wide-ranging and comprehensive, and helped us gain a wealth of information about the lived experience of those receiving social assistance and some of the areas in which we can improve services, supports and outcomes." Patti Redmond, Director, Ontario Disability Support Program Branch, Ministry of Community & Social Services
Ontario Human Rights Discriminatory Pay Case Highlights Devaluing of People with Intellectual Disabilities
- Friday, March 7th 2014
An intellectually disabled St. Catharines woman who was paid just $1.25 an hour as a labourer at a packaging company for 10 years has won her discrimination case before Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal.
LG David Onley on Lang & O'Leary
- Friday, February 28th 2014
The Honourable David C. Onley the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario spoke to the CBC's 'The Lang and O'Leary Exchange' about hiring people with a disability. You can watch the interview by going here: http://tinyurl.com/ouruaqp