Budget Ask Letter

January 23, 2015

“2014 was an important year for poverty reduction in Ontario, with the second Poverty Reduction Strategy setting the agenda until 2019. In 2015, the 25in5 Network is asking you to implement that strategy by investing in the following FIVE areas to build a more prosperous Ontario.”

Ontario Budget 2013

March 26, 2013

“Ontario’s next budget will be announced very soon. As we near the end of Ontario’s first five-year poverty reduction strategy, this budget is an opportunity for Premier Wynne and her new government – as well as the Opposition parties – to meet their joint commitment to reduce poverty in Ontario.”

Pre-Budget Submission – Putting Fairness in the Budget: Earn More, Keep More and Restore

March 22, 2013

“The 25in5 Network for Poverty Reduction is a multi-sectoral network of groups and individuals working province wide to eliminate poverty in Ontario.
We are urging the province to invest in fairness by making poverty reduction a priority in the 2013 provincial budget.”

Submission to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, and the Minister of Community and Social Services

November 12, 2010

“Thank you for this opportunity to comment on your deliberations about the creation of a new Ontario Nutritional Supplement Program.

Given the complexity of the issues and constraints facing government on the Special Diet Allowance/Nutritional Supplement Program, our recommendation is that Ontario integrate its deliberations and a decision about this program into the upcoming Social Assistance Review.”

Submission to Standing Committee on Finance & Economic Affairs

January 25, 2010

“The world looks very different in 2010 than it did when the government made its poverty reduction commitment in 2008. Ontario has been hit harder than most provinces by the global recession. Hundreds of thousands of contributing members of our province have lost their jobs and haven’t even had an Employment Insurance (EI) system to fall back on.”


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