Make sure ODSP stays accessible to all who need it

We must stop the proposed changes to the definition of disability used to determine ODSP eligibility

Latest Action

February 2020 – Submission to the pre-budget consultation for the 2020 Ontario budget that demonstrates evidence to the Minister of Finance that supports maintaining the current ODSP definition of disability

https://defenddisability.files.wordpress.com/2020/02/defend-disability-pre-budget-submission.pdf

December 2019 – January 2020 Motion to request that the Ontario Minister of Children, Community and Social Services maintains the definition of disability for recipients of the Ontario Disability Support Program was adopted by Toronto City Council, Ottawa City Council, Region of Peel Council, and Hamilton City Council.

December 10, 2019 – On International Human Rights Day, Defend Disability hosted a press conference at Queen’s Park urging the Province to protect the right of people with disabilities to an adequate standard of living

October 2, 2019 – Letter sent to the Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services which was endorsed by 80+ organizations across Ontario advocating against changes to the definition of disability

https://defenddisability.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/letter-to-hon.-min-smith-on-odsp.pdf

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