Right now we need to get Bill 6 called to the Social Policy committee.
Moving forward in 8 ways
- Call or meet with your local MPP and tell them to hear Bill 6 in committee immediately! If you don’t know who it is you can find out what riding you are in HERE and then look up contact information HERE.
- Contact your local City Council or Region. Ask them to write to the Premier, Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy and House Leaders, supporting the immediate hearing of Bill 6 through to committee.
- Write an opinion piece for your local newspaper.
- Talk about it with your local groups, family and friends. Take pictures of the meetings or maybe a short 1 minute video on why this is important to you. Send it to us to share!
- Take time to listen to the voices of lived experience on the system. Share their stories respectfully.
- Sign up for our newsletters. And write a comment about why you support this on our site.
- Follow us on Twitter @FixTheGap_ONT and join us for meet-ups. Dates and times will be announced there and in email bulletins. They will also be listed on our events page once scheduled.
- Follow us on Facebook and share our content. Search for @FixTheGapOntario or use this link www.facebook.com/fixthegapontario.
Talking about talking…
Words matter. They matter because they can get in the way of understanding and support when you use ones that trigger negative images for people. When writing try using the some of the following themes.
- Fix the Gap –> Which can lead to three avenues for discussion:
- 1. Data gap, need for evidence based info
- 2. Gap in understanding impact on communities and also our social connection
- 3. It leads to filling the gap in making ends meet.
Support a social safety net! (based on the fact that currently that net is not safe.)
Income security has not kept pace with inflation.
“People cannot afford to pay the rent or buy groceries because income fall far below what it actually costs to live”.
We need the data on the cost of living to make evidence based decisions that benefit everyone.
Let’s create an equitable society.
Making ends meet.
We’re talking about adequacy: affording rent, bills, groceries.
This is where it starts.
Take politics out of the policy decisions, create a common definition of adequacy.