Starter Company Program: Youths Get Up to $5000 to Start & Expand a Business in Ontario, Canada

This video presents “Find Government Grants & Financing.” Find out how to use a simple, online search tool to find government grants for your business start up or expansion. The Canada Business Network can help you learn more about financing options. This is an update to the previous blog, Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy: Four Programs… Continue reading Starter Company Program: Youths Get Up to $5000 to Start & Expand a Business in Ontario, Canada

Put Food in the Budget Urges Candidates to Raise Social Assistance Rates: June 12 Ontario Election

 From “10 Things You Might Not Know About Poverty In Canada,” George Stroumboulopoulos shared with us the following insights regarding poverty in Canada: It’s hard to measure. It varies widely between different groups. Child poverty is high in Canada. It’s a significant burden on the economy. Many Canadians spend too much on shelter. Poverty can… Continue reading Put Food in the Budget Urges Candidates to Raise Social Assistance Rates: June 12 Ontario Election

Ontario Campaign 2000’s Report Card on Child and Family Poverty: Your Input is Needed by Nov.12, 2013

In the following letter, Anita Khanna – Coordinator, Social Reform/Ontario Campaign 2000 – is asking Canadians living in low income or working with families in low income to send input as quotes or statements to anitakh@familyservicetoronto.org by November 12, 2013. The quotes or statements will be included in Ontario Campaign 2000’s 2013 report card on… Continue reading Ontario Campaign 2000’s Report Card on Child and Family Poverty: Your Input is Needed by Nov.12, 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

Please Urge Premier Wynne to Increase Ontario Works’ Base Rate by $100 a Month & Not Cut the Special Diet Allowance

This video presents “Put Food in the Budget”: “Do the Math is part of the Put Food in the Budget campaign in OntarioOK Currently a single person on social assistance gets $585 per month to cover housing, food, transport, and everything else” “As I found out taking the Do the Math challenge, this amount is… Continue reading Please Urge Premier Wynne to Increase Ontario Works’ Base Rate by $100 a Month & Not Cut the Special Diet Allowance

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

Ontario’s Updated 2012 Budget: Proposed Changes Lead to a Faster Deficit Reduction by 2017-18

This is an update to my previous blogs: Put Food In The Budget Campaign Tour Starts Apr.19/12: Voice Your Concerns About Premier McGuinty’s Budget Requesting Canadian Responses to the Ontario Budget 2012: Surveys from Liberals and NDP. The recently updated 2012 Budget outlined the government’s plan to eliminate the deficit, and balance the budget by… Continue reading Ontario’s Updated 2012 Budget: Proposed Changes Lead to a Faster Deficit Reduction by 2017-18