The Ontario government  included the Social Assistance Review in its Poverty Reduction Strategy in Chapter 4: Smarter Government.

The commitment reads:

‘We will undertake a review of social assistance with the goal of removing barriers and increasing opportunity – with a particular focus on people trying to move into employment from social assistance. The review will seek to better align social assistance and other key programs and initiatives, better communicate program rules and ensure that programs as a collective work to achieve the aims of increasing opportunity for the individual.’ (Breaking the Cycle, page 30)