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Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario

by TVO Civics Tuesday October 30, 2012

Queen's Park This Week

Last week, the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario released its final report, making 108 recommendations aimed at overhauling the province’s $8.3 billion social assistance system.

Led by Frances Lankin, former CEO of the United Way of Toronto, and Dr. Munir Sheikh, former head of Statistics Canada, the review is the first of its kind in 20 years. Ms. Lankin and Dr. Sheikh sat down with Steve Paikin to talk about the fidings of the report.

Watch the interview and read more about the history of social assistance in Ontario

Queen's Park This Week highlights the topics debated in Question Period and provides context and background on the issues. It is part of TVO's Civics 101 suite of tools that teach how Ontario's government works.