Your Input: Canadian Poverty Consultation for Ontario Until October 2013

This video presents “David Hulchanski: Toronto’s Three Cities.” “A new report details three cities within Toronto: the wealthy city, the middle-class city and the low-income city. But if David Hulchanski’s research holds true, there will only be two cities in the near future: the rich and the poor. What has caused this disparity? And what… Continue reading Your Input: Canadian Poverty Consultation for Ontario Until October 2013

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

Canadian Social Assistance Review: Ontario Commissioners Want Your Feedback By March 16, 2012

This is an update to my previous blogs: 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 Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario is tasked with carrying out a… Continue reading Canadian Social Assistance Review: Ontario Commissioners Want Your Feedback By March 16, 2012