Welfare

May 13, 2015
In a 40 page complaint filed yesterday, nine social service agencies from across BC have asked the Ombudsperson of BC to launch a systemic investigation into service reductions at the Ministry of...
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
March 5, 2015
Welfare rates in BC have not increased in eight years and recipients are increasingly finding that as prices in BC continue to rise, getting by on the existing rates is virtually impossible. The BC...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Welfare, British Columbia
January 12, 2015
A new report published by the Ministry of Children and Family Development has found that children in foster care are disproportionately accessing income assistance upon turning 19, according to an...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Education, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
Poverty: Health Hazard for All
September 9, 2014
Talk by Dr Gary Bloch, a strong advocate for addressing the social determinants of health through primary care and political advocacy. Register for the event: http://bchealth.eventbrite.ca *Not in...
Keywords: Article , Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia
September 4, 2014
Vancouver Community Network, the Lower Mainland FreeNet, is working to ensure that life-saving information can circulate quickly among affected groups via text messages. The system will provide...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Welfare, British Columbia
September 3, 2014
Vibrant Communities Canada bloggers talk about the limitations of poverty reduction strategies and a Poverty Outline for Saint John, New Brunswick.
Keywords: Article , Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario
August 18, 2014
A short documentary by David Shortt and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition highlighting the root causes of queer and trans poverty in British Columbia. Premiering at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Welfare, British Columbia
June 17, 2014
A 10-year plan which is supposed to address the needs of people with disabilities in British Columbia is not going over well with advocates. Jane Dyson, Executive Director of the BC Coalition of...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, Welfare, British Columbia
May 9, 2014
Social workers unable to access the government’s child-welfare computer system are being told to check with police to see whether there are prior safety concerns about a family, documents show. A...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
May 7, 2014
The Opposition Critic for Social Development says a major glitch in the provincial computer system is putting vulnerable children and adults at serious risk. The province’s Integrated Case Management...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
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