News - Welfare

March 30, 2001
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study, Depressing Wages: Why welfare cuts hurt both the welfare and working poor, examines the impact of welfare cuts in the mid-1990s (in PDF), not only on...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
December 7, 2000
Judging Poverty: Using International Human Rights Law to Refine the Scope of the Charter by Bruce Porter of the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues is about whether the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Human Rights, Welfare, All of Canada
September 20, 2000
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (604) 681-4786, and End Legislated Poverty are launching a postcard campaign to urge Prime Minister Chretien to ensure that provinces do not deduct National the...
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, All of Canada
June 15, 2000
On June 15, 2000, the B.C. Supreme Court struck down a regulation requiring people seeking income assistance and other benefits to transfer outstanding arrest warrants to British Columbia and plead...
Keywords: Welfare, British Columbia
May 11, 2000
The Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security has announced that effective July, 2000, BC Benefits rate increases averaging two percent will combine with higher Canada child tax benefit...
Keywords: Government Policy, Welfare, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Effective December 1, 1999 changes in the BC Benefits program will allow couples on welfare in British Columbia to earn up to $200 a month and single recipients to earn up to $100 a month without...
Keywords: Welfare, British Columbia
September 30, 1999
Provincial and territorial welfare-to-work program reforms in the 1990s have resulted in uneven program benefits across the country and they appear to be leaving some recipients worse off, according...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
July 31, 1999
Cecile Guay, long-time advocate for people with low incomes and disabilties, is the recipient of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, presented to volunteer whose contributions provide...
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia