November 7th 2018 marks the end of the 100 day review period of the Ontario Government’s plan to cancel the basic income pilot and roll back social assistance benefits.

813 Ontario healthcare providers and 31 organizations have come forward and signed an open letter expressing their concerns about how these actions will further entrench Ontarians in poverty and widen the health equity gap.

HPAP is inviting you to attend a press conference outside the Ministry of Community & Social Services to release this letter and draw attention to this important issue with the objective of collaborating with policy makers to develop at social assistance system that better meets the needs of the 1 million Ontarians living in poverty.