News in Employment and Work
The Ontario government has set up a toll-free phone number for people to call to provide input on the Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy that is under development.
Parkdale Community Legal Services and the Workers' Action Centre are asking those who work with people in low-wage, precarious employment to respond to the Ontario government's consultation on temp agency work.
Advocates are calling on the Ontario government to move beyond closed sessions and ensure an open, inclusive, and solutions-oriented process as the province begins consultations for its Poverty Reduction Strategy.
The Ontario government has launched a new web site meant to serve as a public forum, and is meeting with community leaders, service providers, and people living in poverty as part of its poverty reduction strategy.
Members of the Colour of Poverty Campaign are concerned by the income and earnings data just released by Statistics Canada that seem to confirm "the rich are getting richer, the poor getting poorer."
Temporary foreign farm workers in Southwestern Ontario live in substandard conditions, work for next to nothing, and are easily exploited, social justice advocates have told the standing committee on citizenship and immigration.
The provincial government is creating a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario, which the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) lobbied for during the last provincial election.
Study urges B.C. government to make employment possible for more people with significant disabilities
A study released in Vancouver urges the provincial government to adopt a series of recommendations that would make employment possible for many more British Columbians with significant disabilities.
In their Ontario pre-budget submission, the Income Security Advocacy Centre is calling for a meaningful increase in social assistance rates, inflation indexing, better Ontario Child Benefit provisions, and increases to the minimum wage.
This paper from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy focuses upon a serious weakness in Canadaâ€™s income security system for millions of Canadians whose work and earnings are interrupted on a temporary or recurring basis by illness or disability.