News – Poverty Free Ontario https://povertyfreeontario.ca Pulling poverty out by the roots Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:07:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.0 Ontario Seeking Input on Basic Income Pilot https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2016/11/04/ontario-seeking-input-basic-income-pilot/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2016/11/04/ontario-seeking-input-basic-income-pilot/#comments Fri, 04 Nov 2016 15:03:40 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=1208 November 3, 2016 1:20 P.M. Ministry of Community and Social Services Ontario is seeking public input to help inform the design of a basic income pilot, which is an innovative new approach to providing income security. The pilot would test whether a basic income is a more effective way of lifting people out of poverty and improving health, housing and employment outcomes. Through the consultations...

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2016/11/04/ontario-seeking-input-basic-income-pilot/feed/ 1
Urgent: Community-Based Housing and Homelessness Funding https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/11/26/urgent-community-based-housing-homelessness-funding/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/11/26/urgent-community-based-housing-homelessness-funding/#respond Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:36:46 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=1057 This is a letter from 27 organizations in communities across Ontario. Dear Premier Wynne, Minister Jeffrey, Minister Piruzza, and Minister McMeekin, We are writing as a coalition of concerned organizations to urge you to respond without delay to the growing crisis in housing and homelessness across Ontario. While there are many housing needs across the province, we need your government to commit...

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/11/26/urgent-community-based-housing-homelessness-funding/feed/ 0
Ontario Government proposes more Poverty Reduction consultations; community groups say it’s time for Premier Wynne to act https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/07/26/ontario-government-proposes-more-poverty-reduction-consultations-community-groups-say-its-time-for-premier-wynne-to-act/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/07/26/ontario-government-proposes-more-poverty-reduction-consultations-community-groups-say-its-time-for-premier-wynne-to-act/#comments Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:53:20 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=1000 Five years after Ontario’s Liberal Government announced a Poverty Reduction Strategy, hundreds of thousands of people still don’t have enough money to pay their rent and buy their food. Food bank usage in Ontario is at record levels – rising from 374,000 people per month in 2008 to 413,000 in 2012, including 160,000 children.[1] Despite holding multiple consultations about poverty reduction and...

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/07/26/ontario-government-proposes-more-poverty-reduction-consultations-community-groups-say-its-time-for-premier-wynne-to-act/feed/ 5
Province Playing Welfare Shell Game https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/05/13/province-playing-welfare-shell-game/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/05/13/province-playing-welfare-shell-game/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 14:49:47 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=991 Re: Ontario takes a pass on real welfare reform, Opinion May 6 Carol Goar appears to have it right, although I would not agree that community advocates and social assistance recipients across the province are just relieved that the budget did not lead to further cuts. There is a strong sense of disappointment that the previously expressed social justice convictions of the new premier have not...

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/05/13/province-playing-welfare-shell-game/feed/ 1
Now is the time to tackle Poverty in Ontario https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/03/26/now-is-the-time-to-tackle-poverty-in-ontario/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/03/26/now-is-the-time-to-tackle-poverty-in-ontario/#respond Tue, 26 Mar 2013 20:28:55 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=977 Hope you will consider sending a letter to your MPP with copies to the Premier and Opposition Leaders via the following link urging anti-poverty action as the 2013 Ontario provincial budget negotiation process unfolds. Please share with your friends and networks. http://e-activist.com/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1734&ea.campaign.id=19624 Inequality is taking a deeper hold in Ontario...

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/03/26/now-is-the-time-to-tackle-poverty-in-ontario/feed/ 0
Fair Ontario Still a Faint Hope for People in Deep Poverty https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/02/19/fair-ontario-still-a-faint-hope-for-people-in-deep-poverty/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/02/19/fair-ontario-still-a-faint-hope-for-people-in-deep-poverty/#comments Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:00:35 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=956 For Immediate Release: 4:00 PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Ontario Speech from the Throne Fair Ontario still a faint hope for people in deep poverty Community leaders and groups across Ontario calling on the new Premier for action on a social justice agenda to improve the living conditions of more than 1.6 million Ontarians living in poverty were offered faint hope in today’s Speech from the...

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2013/02/19/fair-ontario-still-a-faint-hope-for-people-in-deep-poverty/feed/ 3
Eric Hoskins: Increase Minimum Wage to Tackle Working Poverty https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/12/19/eric-hoskins-increase-minimum-wage-to-tackle-working-poverty/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/12/19/eric-hoskins-increase-minimum-wage-to-tackle-working-poverty/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:45:38 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=942 “A healthy economy leaves no one behind” Dr. Eric Hoskins, MPP for St. Paul’s and Ontario Liberal leadership candidate, launched his policy platform on Monday, December 17 with a luncheon talk at the Economic Club of Canada in Toronto. In his speech titled “A Prescription for a Healthy Economy,” he asserted that “a healthy economy leaves no one behind.” (see http://ericforleader.ca/

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/12/19/eric-hoskins-increase-minimum-wage-to-tackle-working-poverty/feed/ 1
The 8th Day of Action to Stop Wage Theft https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/12/18/the-8th-day-of-action-to-stop-wage-theft/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/12/18/the-8th-day-of-action-to-stop-wage-theft/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:44:57 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=939 Today is the 8th Day of Action in the Workers Action Centre’s campaign to Stop Wage Theft against Ontario’s most vulnerable workers. At the link following, you will find Agripina’s story. She recounts how she had to go to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to win $8,000 owed to her by her employer. At the bottom of the page on this link, there is an email set up to send a message to the Minister...

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/12/18/the-8th-day-of-action-to-stop-wage-theft/feed/ 1
Commissioners Show Constraints of Austerity Climate https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/10/24/commissioners-show-constraints-of-austerity-climate/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/10/24/commissioners-show-constraints-of-austerity-climate/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=889 For Immediate Release: 3:00 PM, Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Commissioners show constraints of austerity climate Social Assistance Review Commissioners Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh released their long awaited Final Report on the Ontario Social Assistance Review today. Community advocates for serious and immediate social assistance reform can feel some sense of achievement that the Commissioners...

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2012/10/24/commissioners-show-constraints-of-austerity-climate/feed/ 2
Niagara Region Provincial Candidates Polled on Poverty and Social Justice Issues https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2011/09/29/niagara-region-provincial-candidates-polled-on-poverty-and-social-justice-issues/ https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2011/09/29/niagara-region-provincial-candidates-polled-on-poverty-and-social-justice-issues/#respond Thu, 29 Sep 2011 13:39:49 +0000 https://povertyfreeontario.ca/?p=684 For Immediate Release September 29, 2011 The Social Assistance Reform Network of Niagara (SARNN) is a network of front line health and social agencies, churches, organizations and individuals who have worked together since 1988 to advocate for social assistance reforms. SARNN is a supporter of the non-partisan Poverty Free Ontario campaign being held across Ontario in nearly 20 communities.

Source

]]>
https://povertyfreeontario.ca/2011/09/29/niagara-region-provincial-candidates-polled-on-poverty-and-social-justice-issues/feed/ 0