This discussion paper is intended as a general resource for framing the EI Task Force’s work. It begins by describing how the current EI program works. The paper then addresses a series of principles-based questions about the purpose and structure of the EI program. These questions are designed to provoke discussion and lead to a clearer understanding of what a strengthened EI program would look like.
The Task Force has commissioned 18 independent research papers, each addressing different areas of the EI system and presenting potential options for reform. The Task Force is also consulting with social service, non-profit, business, labour, Aboriginal, and government stakeholders and those with lived-experience with the EI system across Ontario.
This discussion paper is a companion to the Task Force’s Consultation Workbook. The Workbook presents concise summaries of issues related to the EI program.View PDF