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Puppy love: Supporting pets in supportive housing

Puppy love: Supporting pets in supportive housing

The full-grown pit-bull terrier didn’t seem to mind being cradled like a baby in her owner’s arms. Neither did the obviously well-fed cats, owned by Options Bytown residents. A few minutes later, three more tenants joined the gathering in the common room, eager to show off their canine and feline companions. The bond between these tenants and their pets was obvious, as was an element of pride.

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Turning 65: Easing financial transitions for older tenants

Turning 65: Easing financial transitions for older tenants

Older adults living on very low incomes may be unclear on how and when to transition to old age pensions, according to some advocates, such as policy critic John Stapleton. People who receive Ontario Works (OW) or the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) will transition to Old Age Security benefits on their 65th birthday, which means the application process starts while tenants are still 64.

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