Do you want to practically exercise your democratic voice and influence as a participatory citizen to address the issue of economic inequality? Ontario is currently reviewing our Social Assistance policies and procedures…
Now is the time to speak up with your input about what economic equality should look like in practical, tangible terms!
|Background (If you are already well-acquainted with the social assistance policy in Ontario, feel free to skip this grey box and scroll down to the input form below.) If you missed the December 13th, 2011 Symposium event about income disparity, check out the Economic Inequality resources to get a better understanding of the big picture issues (the “macro economics”) and learn why this is such an important issue for our community.The Social Assistance Review Commission (SARC) “is charged with examining social assistance in Ontario through engagement, research and analysis to provide the government with a concrete action plan to improve the system for the people who need it.”The social assistance programs we areevaluating here are Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). SARC is taking a close look at these programs with the following vision in mind: “A 21st century income security system that enables all Ontarians to live with dignity, participate in their communities, and contribute to a prospering economy.”The SARC has generated a lot of feedback highlighting the current issues with social assistance programs in Ontario. This is a great place to get informed:
Discuss, collaborate and provide further input:
Sunday, January 29, 1:00 p.m. at the Convention Centre
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2727695611
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