Ontario - Government policy

The Income Security Advocacy Centre has created that includes information about why it’s important to vote, how to make sure you can vote, accessible voting for people with disabilities, raising...
Keywords: Government Policy, Unemployment, Ontario
Last year, Waterloo Region's cost-shared spending with the province was cut to $2.5 million from $6 million the year before, a 58-per-cent cut. Politicians agreed to prop up the program temporarily...
Keywords: Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario
Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government will soon propose legislation linking future increases in the minimum wage to inflation. Minimum wage will be raised to $11 an hour starting June 2014. An article...
Keywords: Government Policy, Ontario
A group of health-care professionals is urging the Ontario government to raise the minimum wage to $14 from $10.25 an hour, saying poverty is a real health issue, especially for children. Doctors,...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Health, Ontario
We have put together the following resources to give a broader sense of how the anti-poverty community is responding to the 2013 Ontario Budget. At this point, the minority Liberals need NDP support...
Keywords: Government Policy, Ontario
With the recent deaths of eleven migrant workers in Ontario, which mirrors a similar tragic van crash in BC in 2007, advocates and activists are renewing their demands for the provincial and federal...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Ontario, All of Canada
The deadline to submit a response to Ontario's Social Assistance Review Commission's first discussion paper has just passed and submissions by the Income Security Advisory Committee (ISAC) and the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario
Activists in Ontario have launched the website "Remember the Day," as they begin a campaign to highlight the crucial issue of rising poverty in Ontario as the provincial election draws near. Pathway...
Keywords: Family, Government Policy, Organizing, Ontario
Visit CBC.Ca's Here and Now Toronto to hear CLEONet executive director Julie Mathews speaking to Laura Di Battista about barriers to accessing Legal Aid in Ontario. Click here for the press release...
Keywords: Government Policy, Legal Aid, Ontario
The Ontario Provincial Government appointed a commission to review the income security system, including social assistance. The commission's mandate was to develop a plan to reform the system.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, Organizing, social assistance review, Welfare, Women, Ontario
The Income Security Advocacy Centre and the Ontario Community Legal Clinic System’s Social Assistance Action Committee (SAAC) held a roundtable discussion on May 30, 2011, to explore the issue of how...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario
No One Is Illegal (Toronto) is a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect. They believe that granting citizenship to a...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Ontario
25-in-5 Network for Poverty Reduction is a multi-sectoral network comprised of more than 100 provincial and Toronto-based organizations and individuals working on eliminating poverty. The website has...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Toronto, Ontario
Yesterday, the Ontario government released its long delayed affordable housing strategy. The strategy does lay out some regulation changes including simplifying the rent-geared-to-income calculation...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, Ontario
Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton has released a new report that explores the weaknesses in the design of North American social welfare institutions through the stories of two individuals. It...
Keywords: Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario, All of Canada, United States
The City of Ottawa released its poverty reduction strategy, Poverty Affects Us All: A Community Approach to Poverty Reduction. The report includes a recommendation to advocate for increased...
Keywords: Government Policy, Ontario
Some news from the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): First, the 25in5 Network for Poverty Reduction, of which ISAC is a partner, has released its accountability report on the first year of the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario
Some links and resources on the Ontario 2009 Budget. The Canadian Social Research links page has an excellent list of resources on the Ontario Budget 2009 - http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/...
Keywords: Government Policy, Ontario
In the past week, the Ontario government introduced anti-poverty legislation aimed at reducing child poverty by 25 per cent in five years. The bill won't make it a law for Ontario to reduce poverty...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Ontario
This site is designed as a tool for public reporting about social programs in Ontario. It is intended to facilitate access to information and analysis, and to encourage debate about the adequacy of...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, social policy, Ontario