Poverty guest speaker
Minimum wage up to 11$
Worse for women
United way – funds and tries to change policies that make it hard to exit poverty
Alex – artrogrycosis: in wheelchair
her help for disability went away at 18, couldn’t get a job (can only work 4 hours
at a time, she is fraile (60lbs) and cannot commute well. Ontario disability support
program $1176/month. Which cannot pay for support worker an 2 bdrm apt.
Ontario works: which is for less severe disabilities and they can get a job (600
something$). She went to fanshaw and she loved it, free bus pass, friends ect.
Housing is 932 a month fpr wheelchair accessible and 2 bdrm apt. free bus pass
helped a lot so she could have 244$. She had a job that took 2.5 hours to get to.
Para transit is bad. Cant get internet. Social is