British Columbia

March 14, 2004
"WISE (Wellbeing through Inclusion Socially and Economically) (Link removed - No longer exists) is a grassroots group of citizens whose mission is to organize, represent, act on behalf of, and join...
Keywords: Article , Mental Health, News, Organizing, British Columbia
March 14, 2004
Dramatic cuts to legal aid to legal aid in British Columbia have left many poor people without lawyers, with troubling consequences says a Chris Tenove article in The Tyee. “I’ve seen people go to...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, News, British Columbia
February 13, 2004
An announcement by the Ministry of Human Resources that a new clause to include "people who have an employment plan, are complying with their plan, are actively looking for work, but have not been...
Keywords: Article , News, Welfare, British Columbia
February 13, 2004
More than 125 organizations are calling on B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell to totally rescind the two-year time limits on welfare benefits. The organizations are also asking Prime Minister Paul Martin...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia
January 30, 2004
"The intention of this booklet is to give voice and strength to the many people living in BC’s Capital Region who are living on low income. Many have shared very personal stories of their housing...
Keywords: Article , Housing, News, British Columbia
January 13, 2004
West Coast LEAF, the Poverty and Human Rights Project and the Community Legal Assistance Society are concerned about the impact on single mothers of recent cuts to welfare rates and tightened...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, News, Welfare, British Columbia
January 11, 2004
In December 2000, the Seniors Housing Information Program (SHIP) received funding to research the emergency shelter and services needs of seniors and older adults living outside of the Downtown...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, News, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia
January 5, 2004
The new Residential Tenancy Act (RTA) came into force on January 1, 2004. The new act is set out in Residential Tenancy Act 1992 (Bill 70), and is amended by Tenancy Statutes Amendment Act 2003 (Bill...
Keywords: Article , News, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
November 23, 2003
As the 2 year assistance limit comes closer the BC government has announced Ministry of Human Resources (now the Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance) office closures. See a current list of...
Keywords: Article , News, Welfare, British Columbia
November 17, 2003
The British Columbia residential tenancy act has passed Third Reading and is scheduled for assent on November 17, 2003. The Status of the bill's Third Reading is available on a complete list of the...
Keywords: Article , News, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia
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