The following video portrays these concerns:
- currently a single person on social assistance in Ontario, Canada, gets $585 per month to cover housing, food, transport, and everything else
- this amount is not enough to cover a healthy food supply and
- forces those in need to find a different food bank source for day to day.
- Do the Math yourself and advocate to Put Food In the Budget with an extra $100 increase in social assistance to support healthy food choices. http://putfoodinthebudget.ca/
Put Food in the Budget and the ODSP Action Coalition invite you to a holiday lunch and to sign a special Holiday Card to Dalton McGuinty calling for an immediate $100 increase to OW (Ontario Works) and ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) as a down payment on social assistance rates that reflect the real cost of living.
FREE Holiday Lunch
December 19, 2011
12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Please R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Special Holiday Card to Dalton McGuinty reads as follows:
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