Welfare

January 2, 2012
When Raise the Rates challenged any BC MLA to live on welfare for one month, only one MLA took up the call. Surrey NDP MLA Jagrup Brar started his one month on welfare on January 1st with a backpack...
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
Jagrup Brar
November 30, 2011
Jagrup Brar, MLA Surrey Fleetwood, has accepted the MLA Welfare Challenge to live on the welfare rate of $610 for a month. He will start on January 1, 2012, spending part of the month in Surrey and...
Keywords: Article , Welfare, British Columbia
October 17, 2011
From PeacockPoverty: PeacockPoverty is a collection of individuals with an experience of poverty who join together to share knowledge, strength, talent and wisdom with each other and our friends....
Keywords: Online Resource , Blogs, Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, General resources, Multimedia, All of Canada, International
October 17, 2011
Since 1993, today has been recognized by the United Nations, and its members around the world, as International day for the eradication of poverty 2011. Today, October 17, 2011, the United Nations...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, International
September 7, 2011
The deadline to submit a response to Ontario's Social Assistance Review Commission's first discussion paper has just passed and submissions by the Income Security Advisory Committee (ISAC) and the...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario
August 11, 2011
100 Mile House & District Women's Centre has received funding from the Legal Services Society to provide a range of legal services in the 100 Mile House area. More details area available in this...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
July 8, 2011
In BC, according to provincial legislature if you qualify as a "persons with disabilities" and perform at least 10 hours of volunteer work a week, you are eligible for a volunteer supplement. But...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Welfare, British Columbia
July 6, 2011
The FNSDS is a non-profit society that provides support services to the Band Social Development Workers of BC who administer Income Assistance On-reserve for BC First Nation Communities. They provide...
Keywords: Online Resource , income assistance on reserve, Indigenous, Welfare, welfare on reserve, Manuals and guides, Organizations
June 24, 2011
The Commission for the Review of Social Assistance has released its first discussion paper and is now travelling around Ontario to do consultations in various communities. You can read the paper at...
Keywords: Article , Welfare, Ontario
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre sent a letter to the commissioners of the Social Assistance Review in Ontario, urging them to consider issues of gender and equity in the review process. You can...
Keywords: Online Resource , Disability, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
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