The Ford government has announced plans to download ODSP casework to municipalities, and automate the application process for both ODSP and OW. You can read more about their plans here.
These proposed changes to ODSP are bad for ODSP clients, bad for ODSP workers, and bad for Ontario – and our MPPs need to know what we think about it.
You don’t have to be a professional lobbyist in a fancy suit to lobby your MPP. You just need to share your point of view with them – and it’s their job to listen to you as their constituent.
OPSEU/SEFPO has created a lobbying kit to help ODSP workers share your concerns with your MPPs. Download these resources and let’s get lobbying today!
Who’s my MPP?
Not sure what riding you’re in, or who your MPP is? No problem! You can find out from the Ontario Legislature website by entering your postal code.
How to lobby your MPP
This is a one-page to-do list on how to plan a meeting with your MPP, what to say at the meeting, and what to do after the meeting.
ODSP talking points for MPP visits
This worksheet has a summary of talking points, plus space for you to prepare your own notes ahead of your meeting with your MPP. It’s your cheat sheet for the meeting!
Don’t Dump ODSP – Leave-behind flyer
This is a PDF brochure that you can share with your MPP during or after the meeting. It summarizes OPSEU/SEFPO’s position on the issue in an easy-to-read format.
Local Time-Off Fund application form
Your MPP’s office may schedule a meeting when you are scheduled to work. If you need to take time off to attend the meeting, check with your local and see if they will support a local time off fund application.