Welfare

July 24, 2013
An article in the Times Colonist says that advocates for the Together Against Poverty Society in Victoria say it is impossible to reach the BC Income Assistance Office by calling the toll free line....
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
EIA Network
July 11, 2013
The Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Advocates Network was set up to share experience in advocating with people who rely on EIA, to help each other and community members better understand EIA...
Keywords: Online Resource , Unemployment, Welfare, Manitoba, Organizations
May 30, 2013
A year ago the Conservative government eliminated the budget of the National Council of Welfare (NCW). Since 1969, the NCW has provided welfare and poverty statistics, fact-based social policy...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
September 26, 2012
Raise the Rates has launched a new welfare challenge to everyone: live for one week on $26 worth of food, the amount that a single, able-bodied person on welfare would have. In January of last year,...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Welfare, British Columbia
August 8, 2012
The Ministry of Social Development announced a number of changes to income assistance policies. The majority of these changes will come into effect Oct 1, 2012. The exceptions are School Start-up...
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
Your Welfare Rights
April 24, 2012
Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance has been revised and reprinted and is now available to order. This popular booklet is for people in British Columbia who need welfare. It...
Keywords: Article , Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Welfare, British Columbia
April 2, 2012
As part of the Federal Budget, the Tories have eliminated the National Council of Welfare (NCW). This shocking news will impact on many, not the least will be those who relied on NCW reports in anti...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
February 2, 2012
At the end of May 2011 Raise the Rates launched the ‘MLA Welfare Challenge’. This challenged one or more of BC MLAs to live on welfare for a month to gain real life experience of living on welfare....
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
January 31, 2012
With Jagrup Brar's time on welfare coming to an end he has called the challenge “a very, very eye-opening, heartbreaking experience.” He has met with many individuals and organizations dealing with...
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
January 16, 2012
BC Coalition of People with Disabilities' Robin Loxton has written an article in Visions: BC's Mental Health and Addictions Journal on the various benefits available to people who are on Persons with...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Mental Health, Welfare, British Columbia
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