Over the last year, the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction has been working with the Departments of Labour Studies and Political Science at McMaster University to explore the impact of Canada’s income security programs during the pandemic. The research that has emerged tells of an unsurprising, but unmistakeable gap in wellbeing, housing and food security for those Canadians eligible for CERB and those who remained on woefully inadequate social assistance programs.
- You can review the newly released FACT SHEETS here.
- Watch a community briefing with the McMaster Researchers and Community Panel, hosted by the Roundtable’s Laura Cattari.
- Read an analysis of the research by Dr Peter Graefe and Mohammad Ferdosi: CERB was luxurious compared to provincial social assistance