The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC), the ODSP Action Coalition and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario created a Workshop Facilitator’s Guide for advocates to use to hold discussions with people on social assistance.
A number of groups across Ontario used the Guide to conduct workshops in their community, and wrote submissions to the Commission based on those workshops.
The submissions are below:
In addition, ISAC partnered with Ontario Campaign 2000 on the Bringing In Women’s Voices project. Through this project, which was supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, workshops were held with low-income women in 10 communities across Ontario to help ensure that their voices – and especially those of lone mothers – are heard in the discussions around economic security, including in the Social Assistance Review.
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Submissions made to the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance are available on the Ministry of Community and Social Services website at: http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/publications/social/socialServices_commssion.aspx.