Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC)
ISARC is a provincial network of faith groups working together for greater social justice over the past 30 years.
Our coalition is sustained by the commitment of faith groups working for new public policies that ensure justice and dignity for Ontarians marginalized by poverty.
Our advocacy efforts are focused on two working groups:
Housing and Basic Income
The Housing and Basic Income Committee works to bring about effective provincial policies that positively affect the most vulnerable in our society especially with regard to an affordable place to live and a level of social assistance to cover basic bills.Read More
The Employment Policy Working Group develops policy positions on workplace justice issues that impact members of our faith communities as well as society at large.Read More
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Election 2018: Voting to End Poverty
Ontario Election kit for Faith Leaders will be available March 2018.
Individuals participating in Ontario basic income pilot project share their experience
Ontario basic income pilot project under close watch as people receive new supports. Read the Toronto Star article.Read more
Role of Faith Community recognized in recent Ontario Labour Rights Victory
Ontario workers and students notch biggest $15 win yet.Read more
Faith Leaders’ Statement
On May 30, 2017, the Faith Leaders’ Statement was released at Queen’s Park media studio. From Left to…Read more
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ISARC Submission on LRA Exclusions and ESA Exemptions
The Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) submission to Ontario’s Ministry of Labour in respect of exclusions from…Read more
2017 Leaders’ Forum
Faith Leaders’ Forum to Hear from Party Leaders, Researchers, Clergy, Activists & Precarious Workers This year’s theme, Election…Read more
Prayer Vigil on April 5th, 2017 – Faith Leaders pray for our elected representatives for a poverty free Ontario
On April 5th, 2017, Faith Leaders from across the province met at Queen’s Park to pray for Ontario’s…Read more