ISAC has made a written submission on Ontario’s next poverty reduction strategy, which is expected to be made public later this year or early next.
We focused on issues of income security and social assistance reform, the need for government to take an equity approach to reducing poverty, and the importance of moving away from austerity and toward making the investments that are required.
You can download our submission here:
English: Submission on 2nd Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario - 2013
French: Submission on 2nd Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario - 2013 - French
And you can still provide your own input.
The government’s poverty reduction website has been updated to say that their online survey will remain open until Oct 17: [link disabled as survey is closed]
And they will be accepting written submissions until tomorrow, Friday, Oct 11.
Submissions or other written materials can be emailed to email@example.com.
If you’re sending materials by mail, they need to be postmarked with tomorrow’s date. The mailing address is:
The Hon Teresa Piruzza, MPP
Minister Responsible for Poverty Reduction
14th Floor – 56 Wellesley Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2S3
And we would greatly appreciate your support for our submission.
So please consider sending a brief email or letter saying you endorse ISAC’s submission.