Ford government cuts could jeopardize anti-poverty efforts, city says
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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.
The average share of income spent on shelter was more than 55 per cent, while more than 43 per cent of participants reported they were falling behind in meeting their basic financial obligations.