Doug Ford Wants to Track the Performance of Social Assistance Programs. He's Not Tracking Poverty. - 2022-11-25
Documents show Doug Ford's government told agencies looking to take over social assistance employment programs that future funding will depend on "key performance indicators" – though none of those KPIs relate to employment or poverty.
As PressProgress reported previously, Ford's government has spent nearly two years working to privatize Employment Service programs for Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) recipients. These employment services assist the job seeking activities that are mandatory for most low-income Ontario Works recipients and strongly advised for ODSP recipients.
The Ford government's Tender Notice looked to find new "Service System Managers" to take over the program – supposedly to "better support employers" and "decrease dependence on income assistance."