Towards a New Architecture for Canada's Adult Benefits

From the Caledon Institute comes a paper on reforming Canada's income security programs and supportive services for working-age adults, which Caledon has dubbed "adult benefits." The first part of the paper explains why current programs – especially welfare and Employment Insurance, the two core adult benefits – fail to meet the needs of working-age Canadians. Fundamental and comprehensive reform is required, through integrated changes to both federal and provincial/territorial programs and a realignment of governments’ roles and responsibilities. The second part offers our thinking on how to build a new architecture for adult benefits. Read the 37 page paper, Towards a New Architecture for Canada's Adult Benefits (in PDF).