Social Assistance System Reform

Our message to the Provincial Government? Let's work together for change.

The social assistance system is not working. It is out-of-date, financially abusive, and does not support people in getting to where they need to go. We are advocating alongside community members who are in receipt of OW and ODSP to bring REAL change to the system. Until everyone is thriving, our community can not be healthy and vibrant. Let’s work together to get us in the right direction.


Our letter to The HONOuRABLE Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services


Hear our voice

In response to social assistance reform, community members in receipt of OW and ODSP wanted to be heard on some of the critical issues in the system that need to be changed. These community members bravely spoke to some of the challenges they face accessing the system, and their hopes for a system that will help them get back on track.


Information Package on Social Assistance and Employment and Social Services in Chatham-Kent