The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario released its Options Paper, entitled ‘Discussion Paper 2: Approaches for Reform’, on February 3, 2012.There is a very short period for public response and feedback – the deadline for responding is March 16. The options could have far-reaching implications for people on low incomes.

In this webinar, Jennefer Laidley of the Income Security Advocacy Centre presents information that will help groups and individuals understand and respond to the Commission’s Options Paper.

The webinar explains where the review process is now and what some of the problems with the paper are, gives a brief overview of the current political and economic context, dissects the paper to construct a picture of what is actually being proposed, and goes through some of the implications.

Download the backgrounder that accompanies the webinar – ‘The Options Paper – Feb 16″

Information sheets referenced in the backgrounder are available below:

Download the webinar slides (in PDF) here