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Inside is an experiment with Ontario Works to help people learn new ski.
ODSP clients will see their rate increase reflected in their September cheques which are issued at the end of the month, while Ontario Works clients will see their increases in their October cheques which are issued at the beginning of the month.
Most of those individuals wouldn't be able to secure competitive employment and would be reduced to being on Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program.
The Renal Administrative Leaders Network of Ontario works together to:
The modules cover Community Advocacy Techniques, the Tenant Protection Act, Victims' Rights Law, the Employment Insurance Act, the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights in Ontario, the Ontario Works Act, the Ontario Disability Support Program Act, the Canada Pension Plan, and Consumer Protection Laws.
Participants can be referred to the program by their Ontario Works Caseworker but no one is required to sign up for it.
Indeed, Mike Harris's Conservative government never officially recognized the community sector, although the third section of Ontario Works targets community groups specifically.
Since the program philosophy of Ontario Works was essentially the same as in the US, the important policy question is whether the outcomes would be similar; or, alternatively, whether there might remain residues of the earlier, less punitive pre-1996 approach.