Social Assistance - April 1, 2016 Update

18, September, 2016Posted by :Chris Pullenayegem

A delegation of ISARC Steering Committee members Rev Susan Eagle, Val Hyman, Nathan Gilbert, Rabbi Shalon Schachter and Chris Pullenayegem met with ADM Karen Glass (ADM – Poverty Reduction Strategy Office) and policy advisers on April 1, 2016. She introduced the newly published Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy 2009-2014.
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Their 2015 annual (progress) report is here:
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Action:

Upcoming meetings with MPPs:
• Minister Helen Jaczek (MPP Community and Social Services) and policy advisor on Sep 27th
• Minister Cheri DeNovo (NDP critic on poverty)
• Deputy Premier Deb Matthews
• Minister Chris Ballard (MPP for housing)

John Stapleton advised us on the pros and cons of a Guaranteed Annual Incomer plan.
View His Presentation Here

John Stapleton explaining GAI.

Action:

Partnering with Income Security Advocacy Centre and Legal Aid Ontario on joint educational and advocacy efforts.

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