Over the past few weeks Fr. Don has spoken about our need to not only pray for those in need, but to take action and do something to help those in need. Here is an opportunity for you to do that:
On July 31, 2018 the provincial government cancelled the Basic Income Pilot project, cut in half the scheduled increase to social assistance rates, and announced a 100-day review of social assistance policy. Several positive changes originally slated for this fall, which advocates had been pressing towards for years, are now in jeopardy, leaving many of our vulnerable neighbours in jeopardy.
We encourage you to write our MPP Sylvia Jones and Minister of Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod in support of those in need of these programmes.
To learn more about this, visit the Income Security Advocacy Centre’s website for more information.