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A Policy Forum on Social Assistance Reform and Women* and/or WomanACT AGM

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Children's Aid Society Of Toronto

30 Isabella Street

Toronto, ON M4Y 1N1

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A Policy Forum on Social Assistance Reform and Women*

On August 1st, the Ontario government announced that the planned 3% increase to social assistance rates will be reduced to 1.5%. These cuts, along with other changes including the cancellation of the change to the definition of ‘spouse’, will have an impact on women across the province, and will disproportionately impact certain groups including single mothers, Indigenous women, women with disabilities and women fleeing violence.

The government has said they will be undertaking a 100-day review of social assistance programs in Ontario. We want to ensure that the voice and expertise of those with lived experience of poverty and violence, advocates with equity-seeking groups and communities are heard. It is critical that we continue to advocate for an intersectional gender-based analysis of income security policies and programs.

This important discussion will help inform a response to the Ontario government on social assistance reform.

AGENDA

2:30 – 3:00 Welcome and Refreshments

3:30 – 4:30 Panel Discussion

4:30 – 5:50 Working tables

5:00 – 5:30 Closing and Wrap up

Food and light refreshments will be provided.


IMPORTANT NOTE: WomanACT’s Annual General Meeting will start at 6:00pm. To attend our AGM, please obtain a separate ticket using the next registration page.


* We are using the word women to refer to all individuals who identify as women including cis women, trans women, non-binary and genderqueer people. We recognize the fluidity of gender expression, and that this list is by no means exhaustive, and is subject to change.

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