Week of Disability Uprising (Draft Proposal)

I think everyone can agree that it’s time for revolution, an uprising for those with disabilities. A show of support and force, an act to get recognition and acknowledgement, a demonstration for change. These are just my initial thoughts, the beginnings of a plan. I don’t want one protest and I don’t want one day. … Read more

Benefit Units Are The Worst

One of the worst financial decisions one can make is being part of a benefit unit on Ontario’s Disability Support Program (ODSP,) whether by marriage or birth.   Sure, emotionally, it can be great. Romantic, even. Pledging a life together, committed through good times and bad, for  better or worse, richer or for poorer.   … Read more

A New ODSP And Other Changes

In the beginning, Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) was meant to bring people with disabilities into society. That was the goal: inclusion. Somewhere along the way, ODSP became a means to push people with disabilities into society by getting them off ODSP (and the government financial assistance and/or humanitarian subsidies). That become the goal: save … Read more

The ODSP Chronicles

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve covered Ontario’s Disability Support Program (ODSP) on here and there’s a reason for that.   After delving into social assistance so much and ultimately becoming very discouraged, I needed a break from it. We’ve actively been avoiding serious subject matter on the podcast and I’ve even strayed away … Read more

I Wasn’t Always Like This

So let’s get my hot take out of the way: Nebula is the best character from Guardians Of The Galaxy.   Sure, Star-Lord is hilarious, Gamora is a bad ass, Groot, Drax, Mantis are all different combinations of the two and Rocket… well, he’s a talking raccoon that enjoys killing people…. like a lot of … Read more

Mr. Rocheleau Goes To Parliament

I was originally going to be clever and write “Mr. Rocheleau Goes To Ottawa” until realizing I’m e-mailing federal AND provincial members of Parliament. Ah well… maybe one day.   Anyway, After writing my blog entry about the Ontario Disability Support Program’s punitive rules against those collecting the Canada Emergency Response Benefit last week, many … Read more