Poverty afflicts 12.6% of all Ontario children including 44% of all children in low-income families
High turnover rates and burnout of existing staff also major problems
New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate, Richard, makes recommendations for child protection services. Child Protection workers across Canada have already identified these issues from their own experiences. Now governments need to act!
As in Ontario, Manitoba's social assistance rates are not keeping up with the cost of living. In Manitoba 60,000 people use employment and income assistance (EIA) as their major source of income. This assistance program as well as the shelter assistance has not kept pace with inflation.
A broad coalition of community organizations and poverty groups have formed to address the ever-worsening poverty in Ontario.
Labour has long complained that Ottawa is diverting billions in premiums collected from ordinary workers
Events scheduled in London, Kingston and Thunder Bay
After accusing Liberals of using Employment Insurance fund as a 'partisan piggy bank', Harper Conservatives are now doing the same thing.
Everyone who wants to see these workers get a fair and just settlement should send a message to Mary Anne Chambers, Minister of Children and Youth Services.
Ontario activists and supporters encouraged to find out about events taking place in their community
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