Basic Income Pilot Consultations

The Ontario government is launching a pilot project to study how giving people a basic income might reduce poverty and improve health, housing and employment outcomes in Ontario. The Ontario government released a Discussion Paper by Honourable Hugh Segal in June 2016 entitled Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income. The Ontario government has been … Continue reading Basic Income Pilot Consultations

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Basic Income Pilot Consultations

he members of the Income Security Action Group are encouraging all members of the Poverty Task Force to visit the Basic Income Pilot Consultation page of the Ontario Government. In June 2016,  the Honourable Hugh Segal prepared a discussion paper, Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot for Ontario, which the governmnet is using … Continue reading Basic Income Pilot Consultations

Ontario Proposing Changes to Payday Loans, Debt Collection

Province Introducing Legislation to Strengthen Consumer Financial Protection December 9, 2015 9:35 A.M. Ministry of Government and Consumer Services Ontario will introduce legislation to increase protections for consumers who use high-cost alternative financial services, such as payday loans, instalment loans, rent-to-own services and cheque-cashing services, and to better protect those with debts in collection. If passed, … Continue reading Ontario Proposing Changes to Payday Loans, Debt Collection

Final Report of the Precarious Work Group_January 2015

Precarious work—any work that does not pay well enough to meet basic expenses—is a major driver of social inequality which does its own social and economic damage. It is fast becoming the principle worry of organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. Final Report … Continue reading Final Report of the Precarious Work Group_January 2015

Living Wage, Precarious Employment, Imposium_17 October 2014_Diedre Pike, Gemma Mendez Smith, David McLaren

Deirdre Pike, Senior Social Planner Community Champion, dpike@sprc.hamilton.on.ca Dierdre Pike, Advocating for Change, Addressing Poverty with Both Feet David McLaren, Making Waves Commentator, david.mclaren@utoronto.ca Gemma Mendez-Smith, Executive Director, Four County Labour Market Planning Board executivedirector@planningboard.ca, http://www.planningboard.ca Poor No More… There is a way out, By: Deveraux Babin, Directed By: Bert Deveraux http://www.PoorNoMore.ca

$2,000 donation to help tackle precarious work

Peace & Justice Grey Bruce is a member of the Bruce Grey Poverty Task Force. In partnership with the PTF's Income Security Action Group, Public Health and United Way of Bruce Grey we are launching a campaign to work on bringing a living wage to Grey Bruce.  The article below highlights the work of the … Continue reading $2,000 donation to help tackle precarious work

Income Security Action Group_Minutes_4 July 2014

The Income Security Action Group met on July 4th, 2014.  Guest David McLaren (Peace & Justice) discussed Precarious Work to follow up on action around the Living Wage campaign and the follow up on the "Poor No More" video. Biggest drivers of inequality in a society include income disparities, (income disparities chart attachment) contribute to … Continue reading Income Security Action Group_Minutes_4 July 2014