The Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults
(MISWAA) identified key issues plaguing low-income Canadians and
recognized that there is a special urgency to fix the system in our
cities, like Toronto, where the costs of living for low-income adults
and families are highest. The report notes that, if the economy were to
slip into recession, cities would feel the brunt of the current
system's failings as rapidly increasing unemployment and homelessness
place skyrocketing demands on municipal and provincial social services.
The Task Force's recommendations are aimed at the federal government,
the provincial government, municipal governments, and other parts of
civil society that all must be part of the solution. The full
MISSWA report is available on the web at http://www.torontoalliance.ca.
[Source: Atkinson-News mailing list, http://www.atkinsonfoundation.ca/]