News

  • Where we have been lately
    August 6, 2019
    October & November 2019 Our Executive Director Neil Cohen will be attending meetings in Ottawa and Gatineau the week of December 2, first as a member of the Canadian Labour Congress Employment Insurance Committee, and the annual EI Commissioners for Workers forum where representatives of unions and EI help centres...
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  • Canada Employment Insurance Commission announces 2020 EI Premium Rate and Maximum Insurable Earnings
    October 2, 2019
    GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canada Employment Insurance Commission (CEIC) today announced that the 2020 Employment Insurance (EI) premium rate will be $1.58 per $100 of insurable earnings – a decrease of 4 cents for employees compared to the 2019 rate, and a decrease of 6...
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  • Alternative dispute resolution at the Appeal Division
    October 2, 2019
    The SST is offering another way to resolve cases at the Appeal Division: Alternative Resolution. This involves a conversation where parties look for ways to resolve their appeal informally over the phone, with the help of an Appeal Division member. Read the article here.
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  • Workplace Internship at CUHC
    September 18, 2019
    This summer, CUHC was honoured to provide a workplace based internship for a foreign student from the University of Applied Labour Studies program of the Federal Republic of Germany in Nuremberg.
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  • EI Parental Sharing Benefit
    September 5, 2019
    As of March 17, 2019, parents can receive additional weeks of EI Parental Benefits. Click here to learn more.
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  • CUHC's Spark Match - Stephen Pitre
    March 12, 2018
    Spark (a service of Canadian CED Network) matches organizations working on critical issues in our city with people wanting to donate their professional skills for social good. CUHC was matched with Stephen Pitre, principal consultant at P.O.E.M. Consulting Services. Stephen assisted us by reviewing our IT and data collection systems...
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  • E.I. News - Change to Special Benefits
    November 15, 2017
    The Vanier Institute of the Family has put together a PowerPoint presentation on the E.I. Special Benefits: http://vanierinstitute.ca/content-webinar-ei-special-benefits-november-2017/
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  • Why Canada needs progressive reforms in employment insurance
    October 27, 2017
    Andrew Jackson Special to The Globe and Mail 24 hours ago October 26, 2017 Andrew Jackson is adjunct research professor in the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, and senior policy adviser to the Broadbent Institute. Employment Insurance flies beneath the political radar much of the time, but remains an important...
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  • EI Roundtable
    October 20, 2017
    CUHC executive director Neil Cohen attended an EI roundtable discussion in Toronto October 20, 2017. Over thirty representatives from business, labour, post secondary institutions, community organizations and social policy think tanks attended the meeting to discuss EI reform. The event was organized by the Atkinson Foundation, Mowat Centre, and...
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  • CUHC Executive Director Appointed to Family Law Reform Advisory Committee
    October 19, 2017
    MANITOBA COMMITS TO SIGNIFICANT FAMILY LAW REFORM WITH A FOCUS ON WELLNESS FOR FAMILIES – – – Advisory Committee Chaired by Allan Fineblit, Expert in Dispute Resolution and Former Long-time CEO of Law Society of Manitoba: Minister The Manitoba government is committing to reform the current family law system in Manitoba in...
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  • Save the Date!
    October 18, 2017
    CUHC executive director Neil Cohen will participate on a panel to discuss two EI Charter Challenges Community Unemployed Help Centre brought to PILC. Join us for an evening of building relationships, affirming rights and protecting the environment.
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