October 31, 2018
There are concerns that a proposed overhaul of Ontario’s social assistance system will cause unmanageable stress on Toronto’s food banks — and the people who rely on them.
The Progressive Conservatives are expected to announce a plan to reform the system next week. The changes will come after a 100-day review by the government to develop what it calls a “sustainable social assistance program.”
Employees at Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank, the largest food bank in Canada, fear the changes will lead to a greater reliance on their services.