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Frozen In Time 3: A Virtual Town Hall on Ontario’s Social Assistance System

Sep 19, 2023 | All Publication, Events, Poverty Reduction and Elimination


Join us for a virtual town hall on Wednesday, September 20th at 7pm-8pm on Zoom. We’ll examine Ontario’s social assistance system & what needs to change!

Register Here: Meeting Registration – Zoom

Speakers Include:

  • Dr. Peter Graefe, McMaster University: Research report on The Effects of COVID-19 on recipients of ODSP
  • Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, Psychiatrist, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Monique Taylor, MPP Hamilton Mountain: Critic for Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
  • Denise Davy, Author of “Her name was Margaret: Life and death on the streets”. Published 2021
  • Sara Mayo, Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton: Inadequacy of the Personal Needs Allowance
  • Laura Cattari, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction: The Canadian Disability Benefit
  • Tamra Smith, Lived experience with OW and ODSP: “It could happen to you!”
  • ACORN Hamilton

Event Co-hosts will be Sandy Shaw, MPP West Hamilton, Dundas, & Ancaster and Tom Cooper, Director, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction.