ACORN members across the province are gathering on the second Thursday of every month to protest and demand the government increase social assistance rates and abandon plans to adopt stricter federal definitions of disability.
Ford government cuts could jeopardize anti-poverty efforts, city says
Recipients’ rates are not affected, but there will be ‘some service impact,’ the general manager of the department says.
Dependent on the government for life sustaining income, ACORN members and several community members reached out to protest on the changes to the definition of disability for eligibility for Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) on July 11.
Friends of Acorn rally in front of the ODSP office on Preston St to demand that the Ford government stop cutting their access to ODSP.