National Household Survey 2011: Ontario making progress fighting poverty

National Household Survey 2011: Ontario making progress fighting poverty Ontario rates of low-income suggest provincial efforts to reduce poverty are paying off. Laurie Monsebraaten Sep 11 2013 Dawnmarie Harriott was on welfare and living in a downtown Toronto rooming house… Continue Reading

Porter: Painful stories shed light on downside of ‘Canadian experience’

Catherine Porter Apr 26 2011 When Judy Cong immigrated to Canada a decade ago, she promised her parents she’d sponsor them soon. She was an electronic engineer with 11 year’s experience at a Chinese steel company. She figured she’d find… Continue Reading

Welfare reform creeps at snail’s pace

Laurie Monsebraaten Nov 30 2009 Bronwen Sims calls it Ontario’s “work disincentive program.” The 35-year-old woman, who suffers from bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia, has been living in poverty on Ontario’s disability support program for the past 10 years while doctors… Continue Reading