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Workfare Watch Project

Workfare Watch is a joint project of the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto and the Ontario Social Safety NetWork. It was established in 1996 to monitor and report on the implementation of workfare policies in Ontario and their impact. Workfare Watch provides a research-based analysis of provincial workfare policy proposals, program plans and implementation. The purpose of the project is to ensure that any welfare-to-work measures undertaken by the provincial government respect the rights and dignity of workers and social assistance recipients.

See "Tracking the outcomes of welfare reform". Workfare Watch Bulletin #15, April 2002. Adobe PDF File This bulletin looks at the little that is known about the economic circumstances of people who have left social assistance from research conducted by the Province of Ontario, the City of Toronto, and from existing data sets from Statistics Canada.