Are you a woman in Ontario struggling to make ends meet? Are you a mother raising kids on your own?
ISAC and Ontario Campaign 2000 have partnered on the “Bringing In Women’s Voices From the Margins” project to work with low-income moms across Ontario to ensure their experiences and ideas are included in discussions on income security issues that affect their lives. The project will explore and identify effective ways to increase the engagement of women like you in public discussion of economic security issues.
The project is timely because over the next 1-3 years there are a number of issues on the public agenda in Ontario that directly affect the lives of low- and modest-income women: the government’s promised social assistance review; access to affordable child care and implementation of full day learning; a new affordable housing strategy; access to legal services, and the need for post secondary education and training that lead to good jobs with benefits. But the voices and interests of low- income women are not always clearly heard in these policy discussions, especially those of low- income lone mothers.
The purpose of this project is to find out: What are effective ways to better involve and engage low-income women in public discussions on economic security issues that affect their daily lives? What are some of the strategies to amplify the voices of low- income women in Ontario so that their interests are better reflected in government policies and programs that impact them and their children?
Learn more about our project on our project webpage, hosted by Ontario Campaign 2000. And check out our Facebook page!