2013 Ontario Budget: Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition’s Response

On May 2, 2013 the Ontario government of Canada released the proposed 2013 budget to be debated at Queen’s Park over the next couple of weeks. The provincial government has reported that the Ontario Child Benefit provides financial support that has helped lift 40,000 children out of poverty. According to the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform… Continue reading 2013 Ontario Budget: Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition’s Response

Canadian Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage in Ontario: Province-Wide Rallies on March 21, 2013

This video presents “Trish Hennessy – raising Ontario’s minimum wage”: According to the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC), full-time, full-year work at Ontario’s new minimum wage of $10.25 an hour generates earnings that are approximately $3,000 below the poverty line. ISARC urges us to join or support the Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage,… Continue reading Canadian Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage in Ontario: Province-Wide Rallies on March 21, 2013

Ontario Communities’ Strategy Session: Stop the Cuts to Community Start-Up Benefits Dec.14, 2012

This video presents “John Clarke of OCAP Speech in Sudbury.mov”: The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) in Canada is calling for a week of action from December 7 – December 14, 2012 to put pressure on Liberal MPPs throughout the Province to reverse the decision to eliminate the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) Published… Continue reading Ontario Communities’ Strategy Session: Stop the Cuts to Community Start-Up Benefits Dec.14, 2012

You’re Invited: Interfaith Dinner Sept.13 & International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Oct.17

Throughout the year,  Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) supports a range of educational and advocacy initiatives focused on the elimination of poverty in Ontario, Canada. One such initiative is the following Interfaith Dinner Invitation: Perspectives on Social Justice (Interfaith Dinner) FREE September 13, 2012 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Church of the Holy Trinity… Continue reading You’re Invited: Interfaith Dinner Sept.13 & International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Oct.17

ISARC: Canadian Social Assistance Review in Ontario & Religious Leaders’ Forum – March 29, 2012

This is an update to my previous blogs Canadian Social Assistance Review: Ontario Commissioners Want Your Feedback By March 16, 2012. You’re Invited: Public Consultation & Review of Canadian Social Assistance in Ontario March 7, 2012 Please Give the Gift of Dignity to Canadians This Holiday Season! 2012! Happy New Year! The Interfaith Social Assistance… Continue reading ISARC: Canadian Social Assistance Review in Ontario & Religious Leaders’ Forum – March 29, 2012

Calling Canadians: Make Poverty Eradication a Priority in the Ontario Election 2011

Media Release Thursday, September 15, 2011  From Cornwall to Windsor, from Sudbury to Fort Erie “LET’S VOTE FOR A POVERTY FREE ONTARIO” Election-style signs are going up in communities across Ontario this morning, as a coalition of faith groups and community-based organizations call for making poverty eradication a priority concern in the provincial election campaign.… Continue reading Calling Canadians: Make Poverty Eradication a Priority in the Ontario Election 2011