Affordable Cost of Living

Submitted by (@danmatten)

No provincial tax for seniors with yearly income under $ 30,000

Seniors with a yearly income under $ 30,000 shall not pay any provincial taxes. Ontarians that worked all their lives shall not live in poverty in Ontario. we need to take care of our seniors because they are our parents and soon it will be us. By not charging provincial taxes for seniors with a yearly income under $ 30.000 we help to improve the level of net income for our seniors. Rather than charging provincial taxes ...more »

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A Culture of Health

Submitted by (@yaqubian)

Mental Health Ontario - MHO

I'm hearing that people know there are mental health services available in Ontario, but don't know how to access them or where to begin. We should create a governmental agency called Mental Health Ontario, a one-stop shop for access to care for key mental health services similar to Cancer Care Ontario. This agency would be responsible to drive continuos improvement in prevention, recognition of risk, mental health screening, ...more »

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A Culture of Health

Submitted by (@whirrrrr)

Transform Ontario child care to a universal, affordable, quality childcare system

As their parents did a generation ago, today's Ontario families struggle to find accessible, affordable, quality childcare. The provincial government's commitment and substantial funding is welcome and the right first step for building a system of universal high quality childcare. Now what's needed is the follow-up: affordable, geared-to-income fees; a professional and properly paid child care workforce; public/non-profit ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

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Increase funding for Legal Aid Ontario

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@smackenzie)

Historic Investments in Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Ontario Poverty Reduction Plan, notably tied with the the Ontario Basic Income Pilot programs, have been bold social policy that will have positive economic benefits. Ontario can be the leading province in reducing homelessness and improving the lives of those most vulnerable in our society. It's the right, just, and smart thing to do. We should add historic investments to these efforts towards being a truly just ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@keepingcaswell)

Jobs for the Homeless

Many people would rather work then ask for money. By creating a program in which those who otherwise rely on panhandling can get paid to clean the streets. We as a province can team up and significantly decrease the homeless population by providing them with jobs they really truly need!

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Responsive Government

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Jobs Automation Strategy

Job losses will be inevitable as automation technologies advance further. The Government of Ontario should develop a comprehensive strategy to address this issue in its infancy. This strategy could include the establishment of education grants or subsidized tuition for recently laid off workers in need of retraining and a guaranteed universal income study. Cross government and private sector collaboration would also ...more »

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Inclusive and Just Society

Submitted by (@catherinesoplet)

Create a "Learn-to-earn-Tuition" Citizen Apprenticeship tutor hub model in municipal public libraries.

NOTE: This policy idea to create a Citizen Apprenticeship tutor hub and develop a three-year pilot project in a Mississauga public library was submitted to Common Ground workshop held by Mississauga East - Cooksville riding association on December 16, 2017. https://twitter.com/Soplet/status/942433405211480066 An Inclusive and Just Society uses an equity lens to drive remedies for prosperity which result in poverty reduction. ...more »

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