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Reflections on Proposed Changes to Social Assistance

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April 3, 2019

Income from social assistance should play an important role in poverty reduction among families in Ontario.  As we approach the provincial budget, we feel it is an appropriate time to reflect on these proposed changes and to highlight where government can fulfill its promise to provide a caring and compassionate system for those who need… Continue reading

Income Security and Workers’ Rights in Ontario: What Next?

Teleconference on Income Security and Workers' Rights in Ontario: What Next? Summary

April 2, 2019

On January 16, 2019, Ontario Campaign 2000 brought together individuals and organizations across Ontario to discuss recent changes to social assistance and workers’ protections — and discuss next steps for advocacy. Jennefer Laidley (Income Security Advocacy Centre) and Pam Frache (Workers’ Action Centre) presented. Time was dedicated to participants’ questions and key messages concerning the… Continue reading

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