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Activist Communique: Reverse the cuts. Restore the Special Diet. Raise the rates.

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Reverse the cuts. Restore the Special Diet. Raise the rates.

The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty has been spear-heading the 'Raise the Rates Campaign' since 2005, demanding a raise in welfare (OW) and disability (ODSP) rates to where people can live with health and dignity.

A central part of this has been access to the Special Diet Allowance -- a vital benefit that has allowed for some small amount of relief from the miserable amounts that people are forced to try to survive on every month.

What is the history of welfare and disability, what is the history of this campaign, what is actually happening with the Special Diet Allowance, and how do we win a raise in social assistance rates TODAY?

Join us for an educational and discussion for our members, allies, and anyone interested:

Thursday, May 19, 2011
6:00 pm - 8:00 p.m.
@ St.Lukes, 353 Sherbourne St. (Carlton and Sherbourne)

*On-site Childcare
*Snacks
*Tokens
*Space is Wheel-chair accessible through the ramp off the Carlton side entrance

For more info contact: ocap@tao.ca or 416-925-6939

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