other minimal actions

MINIMAL ACTION 9
thinking/writing action during

"drop-in and i will pay you $15/hour:
we will build bicycle wheels to fundraise for a lawyer to research
legal avenues to improve the lives of recipients of social assistance in Ontario"



social assistance in Ontario = ODSP + OW + other small benefits
ODSP = Ontario Disability Support program
maximum monthly allowance on ODSP = $1,169
OW = Ontario Works
maximual monthly allowance on OW = $733
everything is conditions and means-tested
everything comes with "strings attached"
everything ends before recipients reach poverty line

- what is ableism?

- "disability" was invented by ableism but i need it

- reviews of social assistance in Ontario


ODSP and OW RECIPIENTS CANNOT REACH POVERTY LINE
- "poor numbers"
- clawbacks on earnings by OW recipients
- clawbacks on earnings by ODSP recipients
- loss of income by ODSP recipients if excluded by a new definition of disability
- poverty lines


DEFINTION OF DISABILITY
- definitions of disability
- the Ford government wants to narrow down the ODSP definition of disability
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change of definition and "grand-fathering"
- work by "Defend Disability"


RIGHTS
- our rights are already infringed
- requests to NDP by small group of persons with disabilities, as food for thoughts on our rights
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
- MAD Canada Shadow Report
- Federal Disability Reference Guide
- An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada, June 21, 2019
- Ethical guidelines for a collection of contributions by people with lived experience
- how to be an advocate without burning out


EMPLOYMENT
(in construction)
- changes to employment services as described in the press
- RFQ by government
- Social Impact Bonds as disturbing example of social-outcomes-based funding already practiced in Ontario