December 1, 2010
The Mowat Centre has convened a research-driven Employment Insurance (EI) Task Force that is examining Canada’s support system for the unemployed.
This workbook is a tool for having your say. It is a fillable pdf document with space to type in answers to questions about how the EI system should work.
The Mowat Centre’s EI Task Force is consulting social service, non-profit, business, labour, Aboriginal and government stakeholders as well as those with lived-experience with the EI system. The Task Force is also soliciting written submissions from these stakeholders. We are seeking input on some foundational questions: what should the EI program’s objectives be? Are these being achieved with the current design? How could support for the unemployed be improved in a manner that strengthens our economy?
Based on the input that we receive through consultation and the outcomes of a parallel research program, the Mowat Centre EI Task Force will make a series of recommendations for a new and improved system of support for the unemployed.
The workbook poses a series of principles-based questions designed to provoke discussion about what a program that works for Ontario and all Canadians would look like. There are a variety of viewpoints on unemployment support. We hope that the consultation process will help to produce a better understanding of the trade-offs confronting program designers and lead to recommendations that balance them.View PDF