New ways to make work pay, by fixing the treatment of earnings under the Ontario Disability Support Program

This report, commissioned by The Dream Team, Houselink, and CAMH, makes the case for reform of ODSP practices that discourage recipients from working.

Personal narratives of ODSP recipients illustrate the roadblocks faced by recipients, and these narratives are linked to concrete policy recommendations intended to promote greater labour market attachment for ODSP recipients.

Implementing the changes recommended in this report should help bring down the extraordinarily high unemployment rate of ODSP recipients and enhance their ability to find fulfillment, financial self-sufficiency, and better health outcomes through productive employment.

Go to the CAMH website to download this report