Social assistance in Ontario is a waste of time and money.

The goals of social assistance – providing financial assistance to people in great need and helping them find work – are among the most important things government can do. But the current system wastes countless hours on paperwork and red tape. And the government wastes precious resources on programs that don’t actually help people improve their lives.

Social assistance is made up of Ontario Works and the Ontario Disability Support Program. Together they provide a vital lifeline for over 900,000 Ontarians in serious financial need. That’s an investment that’s important to our economy and to living up to Canadian values. It has to be preserved and improved.