Comment 40892

By grassroots are the way forward (registered) | Posted May 19, 2010 at 14:38:22

No Brainer: Thank you for your input, struggling, poor, same thing, is it not.

What to do about poverty, well a start is to hear the life experiences of those who are accessing social services and how hard it really is to navigate the system. Each individual story is different and many who are on social services, welfare or even ODSP do not want to be there.

There are many things we can do, my focus is on workers rights of unorganized workers, educating workers about their rights, giving them the information about employment standards, OH & S, what to expect if you do file a complaint with the Ministry of Labour or even OH $ S. The process can be long and you may not always get justice, as with the case of uncollectible wages owed to workers, over 100,000,000 in the last five years alone.

If you do not hear the life experience stories, then how can you really learn how to change things or what people really need. Just listening to those who work for the government or the not for profit agencies or any range of experts who do not live the experience, will not give you the real insight that you need, as an individual tax payer to decipher where and what the problems are and how to solve them. I hope this makes sense.

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