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In 2010, the Ontario government appointed the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario to examine ways to improve social assistance programs.

After consulting with individuals and organizations across Ontario, the Commission submitted its final report in 2012. The Commission has given us permission to post the written submissions below.

The submissions (arranged alphabetically below) were submitted in English only. If you would like to receive a copy in French, please contact us.

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25in5 Hamilton Network for Poverty Reduction/HOPE and St. Matthew's House

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services - 2011

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services - 2012

Advancement of Women Halton

Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario

Algoma Community Legal Clinic – Sault Ste Marie ODSP/OW recipients

Alliance Against Poverty in Kitchener/Waterloo

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) Toronto Chapter

ARCH Disability Law Centre

Association of Municipalities of Ontario

Basic Needs Task Group

Belleville ODSP Office

Brant/Brantford Roundtable on Poverty - 2011

Brant/Brantford Roundtable on Poverty - 2012

Brantford, City of - 2011

Brantford, City of - 2012

Brantford, City of - Ontario Works Brant Consolidated Municipal Service Manager (CMSM)

Bread & Bricks Davenport West Social Justice Group

Bridges Community Health Centre - 2011

Bridges Community Health Centre - 2012

Bringing in Women's Voices – Campaign 2000 & Income Security Advocacy Centre

Browne, Angela - 2011

Browne, Angela - 2012

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Cambridge Community Conversation

Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits (CAWDB) – 2011

Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits (CAWDB) – 2012

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Guelph

Canadian Mental Health Association, Grey Bruce Branch

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario

Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario and Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch

Canadian Paraplegic Association (CPA) Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Women's Foundation

Caragata, Lea

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton

Central East Region Senior Management Group

Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)

Centretown Churches Social Action Committee

Chevrier, Kerri

Children's Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) – 2011

Children's Aid Society of Toronto (CAST) – 2012

Chinese Interagency Network (CIN) of Greater Toronto

Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Deputy Minister

Coalition of Community Health and Resource Centres of Ottawa

Cochrane Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB), The District of - 2011

Cochrane Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB), The District of - 2012

Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC), Metro Toronto Chinese & South East Asian Legal Clinic (MTCSEALC), and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Community Access Support Services (CLASS)

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) - 2011

Community Advocacy & Legal Centre (CALC) - 2012

Community Development Halton and Poverty Free Halton - 2011

Community Development Halton and Poverty Free Halton - 2012

Community Employment Resource Partnership - Peterborough

Community Health and Resource Centre Intake Workers in Ottawa

Community Living Essex County

Community Living Ontario - 2011

Community Living Ontario - 2012

Community Living Ontario, The Council of - 2011

Community Living Ontario, The Council of - 2012

Community Living Tillsonburg - 2011

Community Living Tillsonburg - 2012

Community Living Toronto - 2011

Community Living Toronto - 2012

Community Living Wallaceburg

Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington

Community Roundtable on Poverty

Consumers Advisory Committee Citizen Advocacy

County of Dufferin Community Services

Cystic Fibrosis Canada

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Deacon, John

Dietitians of Canada (Ontario) - 2011

Dietitians of Canada (Ontario) - 2012

Diocese of Niagara, Anglican Church of Canada

Diocese of Toronto, Anglican Church of Canada - 2011

Diocese of Toronto, Anglican Church of Canada - 2012

Dream Team, Houselink Community Homes, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - What Stops Us From Working

Durham Region Employment Network - 2011

Durham Region Employment Network - 2012

Durham, The Regional Municipality of

Elliott, Carrie, and Odd, Pamela

Employment North - Community Partners Forum

Employment North - Public Forum

Employment Sector Council London-Middlesex (ESCLM)

Empowering Change

Epilepsy Ontario

Fairlawn Avenue United Church

Food Security Network of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties - 2011

Food Security Network of Hastings & Prince Edward Counties - 2012

Fourth Avenue Baptist Church

Gendering the Ontario Social Assistance Review

Grand Council Treaty #3

Greater Toronto Area Community Health Centres Food Security Network

Grey, Corporation of the County of - 2011

Grey, Corporation of the County of - 2012

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination - 2011

Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination - 2012

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Hamilton Community Forum Notes

Hamilton Community Legal Clinic

Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Hamilton, City of - 2011

Hamilton, City of - 2012

Hope Centre

Houselink Community Homes - member consultation

Houselink Community Homes, The Dream Team, and Across Boundaries

Hutchinson, Mickey

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) - August 2011

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) - February 2011 "Tell Your Story"

Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) - March 2012

Injured Workers' Consultants

Interfaith Sandy Hill

Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) - 2011

Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) - 2012

Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) - Social Audit in Waterloo Region

Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) - Social Audit in York Region

Jewish Vocational Service Toronto

John Howard Society of Ontario

John Howard Society of Peel-Halton-Dufferin

Kenora Association for Community Living - 2011

Kenora Association for Community Living - 2012

Kingston & District Labour Council

Kingston Community Forum Notes

Kingston Community Health Centres - Better Beginnings for Kingston Children (BBKC)

Kingston Community Legal Clinic

Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction

Kingston, City of

Kitchener-Waterloo Poverty Free Action Group

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Lanark County

Law Commission of Ontario (LCO)

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) - 2011

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) - 2012

Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW) - 2011

Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW) - 2012

Legal Clinic of Guelph & Wellington County

London Child and Youth Network (CYN) - July 2011 - "Clearing the Path Out of Poverty"

London Child and Youth Network (CYN) - July 2011 - "Clearing the Path Out of Poverty" Step 2

London Child and Youth Network (CYN) - September 2011

London Child and Youth Network (CYN) - March 2012

London Citizens' Advisory Panel, City of

London InterCommunity Health Centre

London Municipal Council, City of

London Staff Consultation, City of

London, City of - 2011

London, City of - 2012

Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board

March of Dimes Canada - 2011

March of Dimes Canada - 2012

Maytree

McKenzie, Nancy

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ontario Division - 2011

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Ontario Division - 2012

Muskoka, The District Municipality of

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

Neighbourhood Legal Services

New Vision Advocates

Niagara Community Forum Notes

Niagara Prosperity Community Committee

Nipissing Social Services Administration Board, District of (DNSSAB) - January 2012

Nipissing Social Services Administration Board, District of (DNSSAB) - March 2012

Nipissing Social Services Administration Board, District of (DNSSAB) - March 2012, Social Services Committee

North Bay and Area Social Planning Council

Northern Ontario Service Deliverers Association (NOSDA)

Northumberland Community Legal Centre

Northwest Community Legal Clinic - 2011

Northwest Community Legal Clinic - 2012

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Oak Centre ODSP Group

ODSP Action Coalition - 2011

ODSP Action Coalition - 2012

ODSP Caseworker

ODSP Caseworkers - Carla Manton, Shelly Hanlon, and Tiffanie Kelly

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS)

Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH)

Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) - 2011

Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) - 2012

Ontario Association of Social Workers, Eastern Branch, Social Justice Committee

Ontario Association of Social Workers, Hamilton Branch, Social Action Committee

Ontario Campaign 2000

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) - 2011

Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC) - 2012

Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)

Ontario Disability Employment Network

Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs

Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (OFIFC)

Ontario Federation of Labour - 2011

Ontario Federation of Labour - 2012

Ontario Human Rights Commission

Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC)

Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA)

Ontario Native Welfare Administrators' Association - 2011

Ontario Native Welfare Administrators' Association - 2012

Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA)

Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and the Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Solutions Alliance

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA)

Ontchild/YPRO: Ontario Association of Child, Youth and Young Parent Centres

Open Doors Drop In Centre

Opportunities Mississauga for 21 Plus (OM21+)

Ottawa Council of Women

Ottawa Independent Living Resource Centre, The consumers of the

Ottawa Poverty Reduction Network

Ottawa Working Group

Ottawa, City of

Ottawa-Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Open Hands

Oudshoorn, Abe

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Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) - 2011

Parkdale Community Legal Services (PCLS) - 2012

Pathway to Potential

Peel, Region of - 2011

Peel, Region of - 2012

People’s Blueprint

Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network - 2011

Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network - 2012

Pinto, Dr. Andrew

Province of Ontario, Official Opposition

Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

Provincial Council of Women of Ontario

Quinte United Immigrant Services and Quinte Local Immigration Partnership

Regent Park Community Health Centre

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Renfrew County Legal Clinic

Sanderson, Bill

Sandy Hill Community Health Centre

Sarnia Forum on Social Assistance Review - Poverty Reduction Committee of Sarnia-Lambton and Community Legal Assistance Sarnia (CLAS)

Scarborough Anti-Poverty Coalition

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

Senator Art Eggleton

Simcoe County Alliance to End Homelessness

Social Assistance Reform Network of Niagara (SARNN)

Social Assistance Review Health Working Group - September 2011

Social Assistance Review Health Working Group - October 2011

Social Assistance Review Health Working Group - March 2012

Social Issues Networking Group (SING)

Social Planning Council of Kitchener-Waterloo and the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS)

Social Planning Council of Sudbury

Social Planning Council of York Region and Do the Math Working Group of York Region - A Community Response

Social Planning Council of York Region and Do the Math Working Group of York Region - Written Submissions

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council - 2011

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Toronto Central Council - 2012

Southwest Region Strategic Management Group

St. Christopher House - 2011

St. Christopher House - 2012

St. Christopher House - Community Advisory Group on Social Issues (CAGSI)

Strathcona Neighbours’ Network

Sudbury, The City of Greater

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The Stop Community Food Centre

Thunder Bay Community Forum Notes

Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board, The District of - 2011

Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board, The District of - 2012

Timmins Community Forum Notes

Toronto Christian Resource Centre - 2011

Toronto Christian Resource Centre - 2012

Toronto Community Forum Notes - Social Planning Toronto

Toronto Community Forum Notes - United Way Toronto, Daily Bread Food Bank, Social Planning Toronto, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants

Toronto Conference, United Church of Canada, Social Justice and World Affairs Committee of South West Presbytery

Toronto Drop-In Network

Toronto Drug Strategy Implementation Panel

Toronto Enterprise Fund (TEF)

Toronto, City of

Transitional Support Coordinator Initiative

TriCounty Addiction Services

Van Dyke, Miranda

Voices for Change Halton

Waterloo Employment & Income Support Staff, Region of - 2011

Waterloo Employment & Income Support Staff, Region of - 2012

Waterloo Region Community Response - Opportunities Waterloo Region - 2011

Waterloo Region Community Response - Opportunities Waterloo Region - 2012

Waterloo, The Council of the Regional Municipality of

Watts, Malcolm

Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre

Wilfrid Laurier University - Master of Social Work Students

Windsor Community Forum Notes

Windsor, The Corporation of the City of

Women Gaining Ground (WGG)

WoodGreen Community Services - 2011

WoodGreen Community Services - 2012

Workforce Planning Ontario

York Region Food Network

York, The Regional Municipality of - 2011

York, The Regional Municipality of - 2012

YWCA Toronto

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