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Monthly Archives: May 2013

The best way to fight child poverty

  By paying living wage, school board sets a responsible example  

Rosemarie’s Legacy: students of families on social assistance can now save for education

One of the provisions of the 2013 Ontario Budget was a commitment by the provincial government to ensure that high school students who live in families on social assistance are able to keep their earnings from part time employment – without affecting the family’s benefits. This wasn’t always the case. Hamilton’s Rosemarie Chapman along with…

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Ontario Budget 2013: Poverty Reduction Must Remain the Priority

For Immediate Release: May 2, 2013 Budget commitments a start… Poverty Reduction must remain the priority. Several poverty-related measures were announced in today’s Ontario budget: including increasing social assistance rates by 1% (as well as an additional $14 monthly increase for singles on Ontario Works) and increasing earnings exemptions for those on social assistance that…

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