- November 28, 2018
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on Devaluing Ontarians with Intellectual Disabilities
The Ontario government has announced a change to the Employment Standards Act that will have a significant, negative impact on Ontarians with intellectual disabilities: a delay to the end of sheltered workshops.
“Sheltered workshops” are places where people with disabilities are employed for incredibly low wages (under $2.00 per hour). Under the Employment Standards Act, sheltered workshops are excluded from the wage protections in place for other Ontario workers. » Read the rest