Steering Committee of Deputy Ministers: Patricia Ripley (Provincial Co-Chair), Jean-Jacques Noreau (Federal Co-Chair), Garry Mullins, Ernest MacKinnon, Rosemary Proctor, Stanley Remple
Federal/Provincial/Territorial Committee: Shulamith Medjuck (Provincial Co-Chair), Dean Moodie (Federal Co-Chair), Norma Dubé, Ken Nash, Kelly Nolan MacLean, Michael Cannings, Donald Gallant, Steve Mullen, Gudrun Fritz, Don Fairbairn, Michael McCann, Andy Langford
Secretariat: Jane Atkey, Donald MacLeod, Peggy Penney
Observers: Georges Latour, Suzanne Potter
Consultation Coordinators: Marcia Rioux, Cameron Crawford
Relevant Report(s) Produced:
The Mainstream ’92 initiative was launched at the Conference of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Social Services, and was designed to establish a “collective strategic framework” that could be utilized by the federal government in its delivery of programs and services to fully integrate people with disabilities into Canadian society.
Mainstream ’92 focuses on four key policy and program areas, one of which is income support and replacement. While the Federal/Provincial/Territorial committee suggests that inequities could arise from an uncoordinated system, it does not advocate improved coordination between income supports in its Pathway to Integration report—rather, the committee suggests that income supports for people with disabilities be better integrated with the income supports for their peers without disabilities.
In his report commissioned as part of the Mainstream ’92 initiative, titled The Case for Comprehensive Disability Income Reform, Harry Beatty calls for several improvements to the disability income system, including improved coordination between programs.