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Frozen in Time! Ontario’s Social Assistance Rates
Frozen in Time! Ontario’s Social Assistance Rates

On Monday,  April 13th, community activists, academics and social assistance recipients gathered virtually to discuss how to put income security advocacy back on the policy agenda. You can view the recording here.

Beyond Basic Needs: The Financial Cost of Disability
Beyond Basic Needs: The Financial Cost of Disability

At a Federal pre-budget consultation on January 29th, 2021, the Roundtable presented a new policy brief called, “Beyond Basic Needs: The Financial Cost of Disability”. The policy brief outlines critical considerations for the design of a new Canadian Disability Benefit . It is premised on the assumption we should be creating a disability supplement not…

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Helpful List of Financial Supports you may need due to Covid-19
Helpful List of Financial Supports you may need due to Covid-19

Here’s a list of current information which has been posted on the  City of Hamilton website: https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/financial-support-individuals  

Basic Income as buttress against COVID-19
Basic Income as buttress against COVID-19
Hugh Segal in Hamilton, March 4, 2020
Hugh Segal in Hamilton, March 4, 2020
McMaster Releases Report on the Provincial Basic Income Pilot
McMaster Releases Report on the Provincial Basic Income Pilot

Southern Ontario’s Basic Income Experience_R5 (1)

Social Assistance Rates 2019
Social Assistance Rates 2019
Basic Income was transforming lives, report from CHCH News
Basic Income was transforming lives, report from CHCH News

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Feb 25 Information Session
Feb 25 Information Session

Ontario is dramatically changing Social Assistance.  Are you in receipt of OW, ODSP, or Basic Income?  Are you thinking of applying for social assistance benefits?  Do you work with recipients of social assistance?  If so, you are invited to this important Information Session on Monday Feb 25 from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Central Library, Hamilton…

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Basic Income Baseline Survey released
Basic Income Baseline Survey released

From Poverty to Hope, then Back Again… Nearly six months ago, the new provincial government broke an election promise and announced the cancellation of the Ontario Basic Income Pilot. The research project was transforming the lives of 4,500 participants in four communities. Basic Income Pilot participants will receive their last basic income payments on March…

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