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May 19 Vaccination Clinic for People with Disabilities

The second COVID-19 vaccination clinic for people with disabilities hosted by Toronto Public Health (TPH) and Toronto's Accessibility Task Force takes place on Wednesday, May 19 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Details and registration form.

Update Concerning Access to Dental Care and Affordable Prescription Drugs for Vulnerable Seniors

In the last ebullition the OFCP was happy to share changes to the Ontario Government dental program. We are now sharing a follow up with more information concerning application to this program. If you need any assistance or have any questions about the process please give OFCP a call or email.

The Ontario government is updating the income eligibility thresholds for the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program and the Seniors Co-Payment Program to allow more of Ontario’s most vulnerable seniors to have access to dental care and affordable prescription medications.

Starting August 1, 2021, increases to the income threshold for single adults, age 65 and older has risen to $22,200, and a couple can now earn up to $37,100 and still be eligible for the Seniors Dental Care Program. 

Applicants are eligible to apply starting July 1st to get enrolled in the program.  

Follow this link to learn more and how to apply.  

As well, starting August 1, 2021, the Ontario government is increasing the income threshold for the Seniors Co-Payment Program for prescription drugs to $22,200 for a single senior, and up to $37,100 for a couple. 

Applicants can apply now to get enrolled in the program.   

Follow this link to learn more and how to apply.  

OFCP Proud to Participate in The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Have you heard of The Great Canadian Giving Challenge? Happening all of June, 2021, every dollar you donate to OFCP qualifies us to win $20,000. Get all the details at www.givingchallenge.ca #GivingChallengeCA 

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is an initiative from CanadaHelps that encourages Canadians across the country to donate to charities throughout the month of June.

For 2021, we're pleased to announce a grand prize of $20,000! The giving challenge runs from June 1st to June 30th, and is an opportunity for charities to rally their supporters and drive more donations for their cause.

Every dollar donated to any charity by an individual in June via GivingChallenge.ca, CanadaHelps.org, or CanadaHelps fundraising tools is an automatic entry for the chosen charity to win a $20,000 donation.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/gcgc/7813

The OFCP would appreciate if you spread information about this campaign and share with your friends, family and network.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization: The SCALE Program

The SCALE Program begins again on May 4, 2021  

Back by popular demand, the SCALE Program (Supporting Caregiver Awareness, Learning and Empowerment) aims to empower you with practical information and skills to enhance self-awareness with a focus on your own needs and well-being. 

The program consists of: 

  • a series of eight weekly webinars
  • online group coaching
  • one-on-one, individualized telephone counselling

Select just one topic that you are interested in each week or take the entire program – as a caregiver, we understand how valuable your time is and that is why we developed a program to best suit your schedule. 

For more information click here.

United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Global Affairs Canada, in collaboration with Employment and Social Development Canada, is launching a Call for Applications for a Canadian candidate for election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This UN Committee monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Important information on the position and background on the CRPD Committee is included in the attached documents. You will also find information on how to apply, including knowledge and experience criteria.
 
Questions, requests for alternate formats, and completed applications should be sent to Global Affairs Canada at: HRnominations-nominationsDH@international.gc.ca .
 
Please note that the deadline to apply is 30 May 2021 at 23:59, Pacific Time.

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ONLINE RESOURCES:



NORTH YORKERS FOR DISABLED PERSONS (NYDP)
COVID-19 DAILY UPDATES:

https://www.nydp.ca/covid-19-updates.html


CANADA Government COVID-19 INFO:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

ONTARIO Government COVID-19 INFO:
Ontario cases status updated twice a day, at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus


City of TORONTO COVID-19 UPDATES:
https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19



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