We will develop strategy on how to push for immediate increase in social assistance in the face of Liberal delaying tactics like the Basic Income Pilot and Income Security Reform Working Group. In addition there will be presentations and discussion on poverty through an anti-racism lens and organizing initiatives happening in different communities around increased hydro, limits of food bank charity, overcrowded shelters and lack of affordable housing. Plan to join us!
Why Wait? Raise the Rates!
Let’s break the cycle of endless poverty reduction studies and consultations
Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government has started yet another cycle of consultation on poverty reduction. Since 2008, social justice advocates have participated in a series of policy consultations regarding social assistance reform, only to be disappointed every time by government inaction. Almost a decade of empty discussions about ‘poverty reduction’ has shown that consultation is a diversionary tactic to avoid tackling poverty.
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