Report on the Working Conference on Strategies to Ensure Economic Security for All Canadians

While many diverse views were represented, all agreed that the current welfare system fails to offer low-income Canadians dignity and the means necessary to have an acceptable quality of life, and that major change is needed. "All participants made important contributions in discussions on the relationship between economic security and human rights, how to erase the negative stigma of the current welfare system, connecting income security with accessibility to important social programs such as adequate and affordable housing, healthcare (including supplementary health benefits), childcare, post secondary education and training." Read the Welfare Conference's 24 page version of the report (in PDF).