Stop the Cut to Community Start-Up Benefit!
Stop the Cut to Community Start-Up Benefit! Help us distribute this important info flyer on CSUMB.
Since the Mike Harris cuts of the 1990’s people on Ontario Works and ODSP have seen the spending power on their cheques fall by close to 60%. This year`s Provincial Budget continued the rapid decline with rates that don`t keep up with inflation. Following the previous gutting of the vital Special Diet benefit, this year`s Budget also brought a series of cutbacks for people on social assistance including the elimination of a benefit known as `Community Start-Up`. This vital benefit is planned to be cut in January 2013
16,000 people a month benefit from Community Start-Up. It is one of the only ways that people on OW or ODSP can cover the costs of moving, save their housing and obtain the basic items they need to maintain a home. It is a defence against homelessness and a means by which many women are able to leave situations of domestic violence.
We are fighting the cut to Community Start up on two fronts. First, we are encouraging people on OW and ODSP to apply for it immediately and we can help with this process (see flyer below for more details). Second, we are mobilizing those affected by this cut, and all allies, to stop this cut and save Community Start-Up!
Download the flyer here and distribute to your friends, family and community:
If you would like more information or want to get involved in the campaign, contact us at: 416-925-6939, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty