Raise the Rates

Increasing ODSP and OW

We, the undersigned, are calling for an increase in the ODSP and OW rate, to guarantee a reliable and compassionate social assistance program in Ontario.

Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program provide a vital role in Ontario's Social Safety net, but social assistance rates have increased at less than inflation since Mike Harris's cuts in the 1990s.The cost of living in Toronto is significantly higher than the amounts provided by ODSP and OW. In these trying times, Ontarians need a social assistance program that accurately reflects the costs of their necessities.