October 17, 2018
On September 20, 2018, Ontario Campaign 2000 and CCPA Ontario brought together individuals and organizations concerned about government plans for reforming Ontario’s social assistance programs and rollbacks to hard fought gains to the rights of workers across the province. We also heard updates from leaders in basic income, childcare, housing, and issues affecting immigrants and racialized people.
With the clock ticking on the 100-day review of social assistance, and the fate of workers’ rights and the $15/hour minimum wage uncertain, we are all trying to stay informed of the resources and tools needed to support people in poverty.
This written summary of the teleconference also lists immediate actions you can take to protect income security in Ontario. We hope this helps keep the momentum going on all the great work we’ve seen over the past month.