News from ODSP Action Coalition
The ODSP Action Coalition pushes for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) legislative and policy improvements and for improvements to the way social assistance recipients are treated by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.More information
When: April 20, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET
The ODSP Action Coalition, in cooperation with Workman Arts and other artists' groups, explains the rules about arts grants to artists who are deaf or disabled.
The ODSP Action Coalition is launching the third action in its six month campaign to highlight the shortcomings of the ODSP system. For March, we are urging members to take steps to save the Work Related Benefit.
The $100 Work-Related Benefit that people on ODSP currently receive if they are working is being eliminated. The ODSP Action Coalition asks that you complete their survey.
When: September 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET
This webinar describes recent updates and changes to the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).
Date Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Time 9 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Place Children's Aid Society of Toronto, 30 Isabella St.
Contact Chris Ramsaroop
Phone 1-866-245-4072 ext. 5151 or 416-597-5820 ext. 5151
The ODSP Action Coalition's Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee invites you to participate in their October workshop on Civic Engagement and Advocacy.
"Disability will still be a life sentence to poverty if this report's recommendations are implemented," says Kyle Vose, co-chair, ODSP Action Coalition.
The ODSP Action Coalition urges Ontarians to take action on the 2012 Ontario budget by participating in a short online survey.
The ODSP Action Coalition has asked each of the three major parties, NDP, Liberal, & Progressive Conservative, to respond to a series of questions they had around ODSP. The answers given by each of the parties are attached.
Facilitator's Guide for a Workshop on the Social Assistance Review: French-language version now available
The Social Assistance Review Facilitator's Guide in French is now available. If you're a community leader or working at a community-based organization, and you're planning to organize a discussion about the Review, you may find the facilitator's guide very valuable.
Representatives of the ODSP Action Coalition have met with Francis Lankin and Munir Sheikh, the commissioners who are currently reviewing Ontario Works and ODSP, and have given them highlights from the Coalition's submission, Dignity, Adequacy, Inclusion: Rethinking the Ontario Disability Support Program.
The ODSP Action Coalition has released a report that summarizes and quotes people from all over Ontario on ODSP who have shared their struggles to survive.
Date July 7, 2010
Time 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Where Metro Hall Rotunda, Toronto
This event will bring together ODSP recipients, agency workers and members of the general public to learn more about what it is really like to live on ODSP. Please note that this event has been rescheduled from June 24 to July 7, 2010.
The ODSP Action Coalition is proposing short-term rule changes that would make a difference in the lives of people who rely on ODSP benefits.
The ODSP Action Coalition is urging people to send letters to their MPPs protesting the elimination of the Special Diet.
The ODSP Action Coalition is concerned that the Special Diet program may be viewed as too expensive and is at risk of being shut down. They are asking members and supporters to call, write, or email their MPP about the importance of the Special Diet allowance.
The ODSP Action Coalition has proposed a list of quick changes that could be made to some of the "stupid rules" in the Ontario Disability Support Program.