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December 10 is Human Rights Day and 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We asked thirteen leaders for one concrete action to take to stand up for human rights.
Sherri Torjman looks at policy remedies for the Catch-22s facing persons with disabilities who seek social assistance, while also discussing the need to move beyond short-term solutions to a more robust conceptualization of disability rooted in human rights.
On Thursday November 22, Minister MacLeod announced the outcome of Ontario’s 100-day review of social assistance. This short backgrounder explains what earnings exemptions are and what the proposed changes mean.