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Pre-Budget Submission presented in Toronto

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Susan Young, OAITH Director presents a Pre-Budget Submission in Toronto on behalf of shelters and second stage housing organizations 

 Find the document submitted to the Finance Committee here for more details.


Photo of Susan Young speaking on behalf of shelters and second stage housing organizations. 

OAITH recommendations for the 2014 Ontario Budget:
  1. A minimum immediate increase of 3.5% and optimal increase of 5% in operational funding for all shelters plus commitment to pay equity obligations
  2. Ontario to renew investment in affordable housing agreement with the Federal government to create quality, affordable rental housing
  3. Maintain the $42 million dollars that is being cut March 31st 2014 from the Community Start Up Benefits


Finance Minister Charles Sousa at February 26, 2014 Pre-budget Submission. OAITH presented on
behalf of shelters and second stage housing organizations of Ontario (handout attached). We asked
for an immediate increase of 3.5% for operational funding, a commitment to increasing affordable
housing and the maintenance of the $42 million in cuts to Community Start Up Benefits.

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