June 4, 2020
Ontario should streamline path off welfare with more carrot, less stick
- Ontario should trim “punitive” welfare clawbacks and hike earnings exemptions for a more effective welfare system, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.
- Authors Parisa Mahboubi and Mariam Ragab provide recommendations that would reduce the cost of taking on work to social assistance recipients, and tackle disincentives to join the workforce.
- The report also suggests a new approach for disability programs geared towards empowering people with disabilities with increased opportunities to join the workforce.