1. March 28, 2013

    OMSSA Provincial Pre-budget Submission 

    As noted in the OMSSA Info Alert that was sent out earlier this week, OMSSA has submitted its provincial pre-budget recommendations. The submission focuses on the role of service system management as a key tool in aligning resources with need in Ontario's communities and moving through a period of uncertainty.

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  2. March 21, 2013

    Dear OMSSA members and friends, 

    Please see below in our “News from Ottawa” section links to various ways you can follow today’s Federal Budget release, starting at 4 p.m.

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  3. March 14, 2013

    Private Members Bill Introduced to Merge Ontario Works and ODSP

    On March 6, 2013, Progressive Conservative (PC) MPP Toby Barrett, opposition party critic for community and social services, introduced Bill 27, The Social Assistance Programs Consolidations Act, 2013, that requires the introduction of legislation for a consolidated program of disability support and employment and other financial assistance. The Bill passed First Reading.

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  4. March 7, 2013

    New Northern Cabinet Committee Created to Focus Exclusively on the North

    The Office of the Premier announced that the Ontario government has created a new Northern cabinet committee, chaired by Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bay - Atikokan. The committee will address the complex needs of Northern Ontario, including job creation, revitalizing transportation infrastructure and improving vital access to the Ring of Fire. The committee will also help oversee the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.

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