Recipients of Ontario Social Assistance are living in the deepest poverty in society and falling further and further behind.

That’s wrong as far as Hamilton Community Legal Clinic Staff Lawyer Craig Foye is concerned. Foye and his colleagues have been trying to change this for more than 10 years.

Now, with support from the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, they are taking the case about inadequate social assistance rates to the people of Ontario through an online ideas generator run by the provincial government. provides a forum to present ideas and have others vote on the merit of implementing the plan.