Showing posts from March, 2019

Radio Regent News & Views - Blog March 29

This week on Radio Regent News & Views, we will be exploring the following stories: 1. Continuing our ongoing coverage of Doug Ford’s changes to everyday life in Ontario, we’ll be taking a look at the scrapped Basic Income Pilot program and what it means for our province’s poor. We’ve prepared a mini-documentary, with excerpts from lectures and talks by Tim Mulvale, a professor at the University of Manitoba and Hugh Segal, a long-time Canadian conservative political operative. 2. Further to Doug Ford’s continued austerity measures, Adonis Huggins will present an interview with a Regent Park resident and activist discussing the 15 and Fairness campaign, dedicated to raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour. 3. David Wall and Theo Nazary will put their heads together to discuss the news of the week, including the apparent exoneration of Donald Trump, the ever-unfolding SNC Lavalin scandal and recent developments in the world of social media companies. Radio Regent News &

Timeless Generation Podcast Special: Interview with CARP (Formerly Known as the Canadian Association of Retired Persons)

CARP, formerly known as the Canadian Association of Retired Persons, is one of the largest advocacy groups for seniors in the nation, working independently and alongside the government. It is derived from the AARP American Association Retired Persons and was founded more than 20 years ago. They are supported by a membership of 300,000 people and are also supported by educational grants, and Zoomer Media. CARP aims to make Canada the best country to age in. Many individuals will lose their benefits in their older age, and so CARP determines to make recommendations to the government that strives to get seniors pension protection, adequate healthcare, and housing options that are in proximity to relevant services and healthcare facilities. Other advocacy issues CARP has worked on includes collaborating with Parks and Recreation services to create accessible safety trails to maintain road safety of seniors. Additionally, CARP has successfully advocated for the possib

Timeless Generation Podcast Special: Interview With Elizabeth and Subhash of the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO)

--> For the first issue of “The Timeless Generation’s” special podcast on Senior issues, Jenna and Jessica visited the Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) head office to meet with Elizabeth MacNab and Subhash Rai, and have a conversation about their agency and the work that they do. To listen to the interview, click here: If you do not have time to have a listen, but are still interested to hear more about OSSCO, please read the summary below: What is OSSCO in a nutshell?  Ontario Society of Senior Citizens Organizations (OSSCO) is an umbrella organization, comprised of like-minded community groups and individuals who represent seniors, retiree organizations as well as businesses and individuals who want to improve the quality of life as we age.  What is the organization all about  and how did it get its start?  OSCO started as a grass roots mov