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We can no longer pretend that we are not aware of how deeply rooted systemic racism is in Canada. For systemic change to occur, we need to determine how best to translate the strong calls for change into policy, legislative, and cultural change so that the structures that govern our society are anti-racist in themselves.
Acting now for systemic change, defining disability, and commenting on Bill 184, Protecting Tenants and Strengthening Community Housing Act.
Changing the definition of disability used by the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) could have serious implications. Improving the program’s assessment process would yield better results for applicants, Ontario's social safety net, and the government.
Bill 184 compromises the right to adequate housing in five major ways. Here's what the Ontario government should do to protect tenants and their housing rights.
Ontario tenants who have fallen behind on their rent because of COVID-19 will need provincial help to stay housed when the current eviction ban is lifted. A new analysis calls for targeted rent relief, a gradual easing of the eviction ban, and a reintroduction of rent controls.
Robyn Osgood and Dave McKechnie discuss their five good ideas for organizations to think about as we start to re-open our workplaces.