Tell Your Story
Are you on Ontario Works? Or the Ontario Disability Support Program?
Your expertise is crucial.
The experience you’ve gained will help to re-imagine a social assistance system that provides the resources and supports that people and communities need to live with dignity and economic security.
Please scroll to the bottom of this page and use the Comments box to share that experience by telling us your story, keeping in mind these two issues:
1. Problems in the Present
What are the ways OW and ODSP have undermined you, failed to support you, denied you opportunities, or stopped you from reaching your full potential?
2. Imagining the Future
What resources, programs, and assistance do you think would help you and people in your community thrive, have economic security, and be able to live the life you want to live?
What do you think your life might look like if you had the resources, programs, and assistance you just described?
The stories of people with lived experience are critical to transforming social assistance and developing new policies and programs.
Please note that we may use your story in our advocacy efforts with government. If you don’t want us to do this, please note that in your comments.
Or, you can use your experience and advocate for yourself – when you’re done telling us your story, send an email to the government directly with room for your comments provided.