Poverty: guest speaker:
Looking at the policy (stupid rules) make it harder to people rather than easier to access
resources. There are pieces missing in our system that are important.
Alex: disabled (34 years) small town outside of London. Moved to London to be
independent. Challenges: No job(work only for 4 hours and to be close to here place of
living and needed, ODSP 1176$ (Ontario Disability
We do not have a specific line for poverty 16000 is an approximate.
Went to Fanshawe 20022005 best days of her life. The best part of her experience is bus
pass. 81 dollars.
Housing : 932$ + $244
Intermittent employment (2.5 hours commute)
But she still thankful.
Still the same tickets needed, booking 48 hours. And 1 hour availability, and multiple
We need shelter ▯food ▯▯
Any disable person should have a free bus pass. 6** cannot afford food! Food bank or the
34 years, educated ECE diploma, PSW
live in Montreal
got abused from her husband.
Took her kids and looked for a place to stay. Found 871$
Found a job in coffee shop chain. Started having pain in her abdominals. Got fired. Got a
pay from social assistant of 1280 for clothes, apartment insurance, bus pass, dispensing
fee, birthday gifts, only have 210 for food! Go to food bank, OW office, and library