Approaches for Reform--Coalition's Response

The Coalition has responded to the latest discussion paper put out by the Commisison for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario. Our submission, entitled "Positive or Punitive: What Will Reform Mean for People with Disabilities?" questions many of the proposals suggested by the Commission. We worry that some of the changes could end up hurting people on ODSP if it is decided that some recipients can work and if ODSP is merged with OW. There are also some ideas that might be good in the Commission's paper, but they do not give enough details so that we can really understand how they would affect people.