This is an update to my previous blogs:
Here is a letter from Yvonne Kelly of The PUT FOOD IN THE BUDGET CAMPAIGN inviting you to attend a public consultation re: the Options Paper just released from the Commissioners reviewing our Social Assistance System (both OW – Ontario Works – and ODSP – Ontario Disability Support Program) in Ontario, Canada:
Please find the invitation below to attend a public consultation re: the Options Paper just released from the Commissioners reviewing our Social Assistance System in Ontario. One concern is that given the direction of the paper, that we may not see adequacy of rates being addressed in the final recommendations they make in the final report to the Ontario government in June. Please do review the paper (link below) and join us on March 7th as the Human Services Planning Board hosts this community consultation.
The Commissioners have been invited to attend and have not sent a final confirmation. Nonetheless, this consultation with the community, service providers and community based groups can yield important feedback on the review thus far that will be compiled and provided to the Commission as part of their overall review of the system (both OW and ODSP) in Ontario.
Please RSVP as noted below and if you are able to attend and assist by taking notes in a small group or leading the discussion in a small group please reply to me. We are looking for about 8 individuals to help out in this way.
Bye for now.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Doors Open at 5:30 p.m.
St. Theresa of Lisieux Catholic High School, Cafeteria
230 Shaftsbury Avenue
Town of Richmond Hill
By March 2, 2012
Include your name, contact information, and any accommodation requests to:
(905) 830-4444 ext. 2112 or 1-877-464-9675 ext. 2112
Space is limited. First come, first served.
Please be familiar with the following discussion paper before the meeting:
After the discussion a response will be sent to the Social Assistance Review Commission
You may also want to know:
- “Billions for Business, Pennies for the Poor”: Please Petition Premier McGuinty to Give a $100 Increase to Canadians’ OW and ODSP
- “Working as One”: Toronto’s Workforce Development Strategy to Integrate Beneficial Services for Employers & Job Seekers
- You’re Invited: Apply to Be a Member of the Disability Issues Committee at Its Special Event Feb. 21, 2012