Media Release – Rally 4 ODSP

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Tuesday September 28th, 2021, at a rally in front of Queen’s Park starting at noon, ODSP Action Coalition will present the results of their survey in the form of a report card for which over a thousand respondents, including many people with disabilities, were asked to grade different aspects of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).  

The list of speakers/performers will include voices of lived experience of disability and poverty, MPPs and other advocates, including allies from Ontario Disability Coalition. We are calling on the Ontario government to immediately raise social assistance rates which have been frozen since 2018 and remain 40-50% below the poverty line

Live streamed will be available here:https://fb.me/e/147JpYq1z

#RALLY4ODSP
#ODSPoverty
#NotAChoice
#DisabilityRights
#DisabilityWithoutPoverty
#StabilizationStartsAt2k

#NothingAboutUsWithoutUs

About ODSP Action Coalition

Founded in the early 2000s, ODSP Action Coalition is a province-wide grassroots network of advocates led by ODSP clients and allies, including community legal clinic workers, health care professionals, policy experts, disability organizations and other anti-poverty groups and individuals. Together we advocate for improvements to the Ontario Disability Support Program while defending the rights and dignity of Ontario residents living with disabilities.

Media inquiries:

Toronto:
Kyle VoseCo-chair, ODSP ActionCoalition
Email: odspactioncoalition@gmail.com
Hamilton:
Anthony Frisina
Director of Media Relations, Ontario Disability Coalition
Email: info@anthonyfrisina.ca
Cell: 905-741-2712

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