December 8: Income Security Roadmap for Change: What it says, why it matters, and what you can do

Posted
December 5, 2017

An important new report called "Income Security: A Roadmap for Change" provides community members, advocates, and decision-makers an important opportunity to push for major new investments and transformation in Ontario's income security system, including social assistance.

This webinar will introduce people to the report and its recommendations to the provincial government, which include:

  • Making a commitment that income security programs should aim to lift people out of poverty
  • Creating supports for low-wage workers to help them deal with the high cost of housing and extended health care coverage, like dental services and pharmacare
  • Transforming social assistance programs, by moving them from punishment and coercion to client-centred and supportive
  • Recognizing the unique needs of people with disabilities through the provision of services that are based on their rights under international conventions
  •  Recognizing the inherent jurisdiction of First Nations over the social programs that they need
  • Making immediate investments in improving benefits for those who are in deepest poverty.

Read more: December 8: Income Security Roadmap for Change: What it says, why it matters, and what you can do