Why Are so Many People on ODSP?

Our Coalition Policy Committee has written another short issues paper in our series dealing with social assistance reform issues from the perspective of people with disabilities.  This one discusses the recommendation of the Commission for the Review of Social Asssitance that the government should set targets to reduce ODSP caseloads.  We say this would be wrong, and that the Commission did not look carefully enough at the reasons so many people need ODSP.