British Columbia

October 20, 2003
On April 1, 2004, the Government of British Columbia will begin to cut recipients off welfare if they have been on it for 24 months. Many vulnerable people will not be able to provide food, clothing...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia
October 12, 2003
"My kids are supposed to grow up healthy yet I can't even afford to buy them food." A report by the Community Nutritionists Council of BC and Dietitians of Canada - BC Region, a low income family...
Keywords: Article , Family, Foodbanks and Food, News, British Columbia
August 29, 2003
The year-long persons with disabilities designation review process is complete and the vast majority of cases reviewed are eligible under the new criteria. The Employment and Assistance for Persons...
Keywords: Article , Disability, News, British Columbia
August 27, 2003
The Report of Preliminary Recommendations for the Aboriginal Homelessness Plan (Link removed - No longer exists) was recently released. Among others: "A priority that was identified by committee...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Indigenous, News, British Columbia
August 27, 2003
The Equity and Fairness report (Link removed - No longer exists) from the University of Victoria presents the findings and recommendations of the Panel that conducted a review of the structures,...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, News, British Columbia
August 27, 2003
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC has produced a report on child and family poverty in BC for the B.C. Federation of Labour. The report A Path to Poverty: A Review of Child and Family...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Family, News, Poverty Research, British Columbia
August 27, 2003
The BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) filed a case on July 30th, 2003 in BC Supreme Court on behalf of two women who signed repayment agreements under duress while receiving disability...
Keywords: Article , Disability, News, British Columbia
July 21, 2003
Effective July 1, 2003, the British Columbia Ministry of Human Resources extended exemptions to primary caregivers of children with disabilities. Exemption changes include rules regarding vehicle...
Keywords: Article , News, Welfare, British Columbia
July 21, 2003
Documents accessed by the CBC through the Freedom of Information Act show that BC's government was warned by experienced bureaucrats that the government's changes to the administration of welfare...
Keywords: Article , News, Welfare, British Columbia
June 12, 2003
West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has launched an Affidavit Campaign (Link removed - No longer exists) to collect convincing evidence from across the province of British...
Keywords: Article , Legal Aid, News, Women, British Columbia
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