Changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Plan (OSAP)

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development announced improvements to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP.) The changes will make university or college more affordable, and will provide over 150,000 students across the province with free average tuition.
To learn more about how to apply and use the online calculator, visit the OSAP website.

Ontario Newsroom


Change from OW & ODSP Drug Cards to OHIP Cards

As of December 1, 2016, people on OW and ODSP will no longer get paper drug cards to access prescription drugs.

Instead, people should show their regular Ontario health card – or “OHIP card” – when they go to the pharmacy. The pharmacist will use the OHIP card to confirm eligibility for the Ontario Drug Benefit.
No one has lost coverage. As long as you are still eligible for OW or ODSP, or the Extended Health Benefit, you will still have your medications covered.
For more information, visit the Ministry of Community and Social Services website.
MCSS
http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/programs/social/PaperlessDrugCard.aspx
For more information on OHIP and how to apply, visit the Ministry of Health website.
MOH
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/


Direct Funding Program gets Media Coverage

The Toronto Star featured an article about the Direct Funding Program. To read the full article, visit the Toronto Star website.