Alberta - Welfare

Stephen Gaetz talks about the Alberta government's new plan to discourage people from giving money to panhandlers and give to agencies instead. He argues that "this kind of thinking represents policy...
Keywords: Alberta, Housing, Mental Health, Panhandling, Poorbashing, Welfare, All of Canada
Alberta has agreed to pay more than $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit with disabled, poor and widowed people who were receiving financial assistance from the province. Read a CBC news...
Keywords: Alberta, Welfare
The Alberta government is reviewing its disability benefits program. Many people are pressuring the government to raise the monthly assistance rate. While the government aggrees that $855 per month...
Keywords: Alberta, Disability, Welfare
"A new initiative, Alberta Works, will build on Alberta's success at helping unemployed people find, train for and keep jobs. It will support people when they move into the workforce, help families...
Keywords: Alberta, Unemployment, Welfare
The Edmonton Social Planning Council (ESPC), in cooperation with four other organizations, is asking people to provide feedback to the Alberta government on the regulations for the new Income and...
Keywords: Alberta, Government Policy, Welfare