Online Resources - Welfare

February 11, 2014
Yukon Health and Social Services is the department responsible for welfare in the Yukon.
Keywords: Welfare, Government information, Yukon
February 7, 2014
Education, Culture and Employment Home Page is the online site for the ministry responsible for welfare in the Northwest Territories.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Education, Welfare, Northwest Territories, Government information
February 3, 2014
The BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation website has information on employment, welfare, and disability.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Unemployment, Welfare, British Columbia, Government information
July 11, 2013
The Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Advocates Network was set up to share experience in advocating with people who rely on EIA, to help each other and community members better understand EIA...
Keywords: Unemployment, Welfare, Manitoba, Organizations
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: Blogs, Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, General resources, Multimedia, All of Canada, International
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: income assistance on reserve, Indigenous, Welfare, welfare on reserve, Manuals and guides, Organizations
June 13, 2011
The Ontario Provincial Government appointed a commission to review the income security system, including social assistance. The commission's mandate was to develop a plan to reform the system.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, Organizing, social assistance review, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) contains videos of a symposium held by ISAC and the Social Assistance Action Committee in March 2011 on how Ontario Works could be improved.
Keywords: Disability, isac, ontario works, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Multimedia, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre and the Ontario Community Legal Clinic System’s Social Assistance Action Committee (SAAC) held a roundtable discussion on May 30, 2011, to explore the issue of how...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Reports and documents
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: Disability, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 1, 2011
City Life/Vida Urbana is a community organization in Boston that has organized against evictions and for community controlled housing. They have long struggled for community control of local...
Keywords: Boston, Children and Youth, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Organizations, United States
June 1, 2011
The Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) is a provincial network of faith groups working together for greater social justice. ISARC was born out of the hope that together a coalition...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Welfare, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC (SPARC BC) is a non-partisan, charitable organization operating in BC since 1966. SPARC BC focuses on social justice issues and works together with...
Keywords: Disability, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia, Organizations
May 30, 2011
A new HRSDC website, Indicators of Well-being in Canada presents comprehensive, up-to-date information on the well-being of Canadians and Canadian society, including Homeless Shelters and Beds, Low...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, Welfare, General resources, Government information, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
Liens vers le site Web de chaque Régie régionale; la plupart des sites régionaux offrent soit un répertoire régional des organismes communautaires ou des liens vers les sites Web de ces organismes....
Keywords: Health, Welfare, Organizations, Québec
May 30, 2011
This online resource provides extensive links to non-government organizations, arranged alphabetically, providing listings of BC NGOs (A-C) and BC NGOs (D-Z). The site also includes BC welfare links.
Keywords: NGOs, Welfare, British Columbia, Directories
May 30, 2011
Raise the Rates is a coalition of organizations in BC working to raise welfare rates and the minimum wage.
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
May 30, 2011
Extensive links to Ontario non-government web sites. Arranged alphabetically: Ontario NGOs (A-C) and Ontario NGOs (D-W). The site also includes links to Ontario welfare websites.
Keywords: Welfare, Directories, Ontario
May 29, 2011
The BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre has published a fact sheet (in PDF) for anyone who has been told by the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation that they owe them money.
Keywords: Legal Research, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 29, 2011
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 27, 2011
The Vancouver Status of Women's (VSW) Welfare Resource Guide for Women (in PDF) provides general information to women about British Columbia's welfare system or Employment and Assistance Regulations...
Keywords: Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 25, 2011
The Alberta links section of Canadian Social Research provides a directory of resources on development, poverty, unemployment, and related topics.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, Welfare, Workers' Rights, Directories, Research and education
May 25, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) has published many fact sheets that are available for download. Factsheets include topics such as the Safe Street Act, BC Utilities...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Human Rights, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 25, 2011
Le FCPASQ est un organisme de revendications et de défense des droits des personnes assistées sociales qui regroupe une quarantaine d'organismes locaux.
Keywords: Welfare, Organizations, Québec
April 14, 2011
Pivot Legal works to advance the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action. Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to...
Keywords: child welfare, child welfare, criminalization, criminalization, Downtown Eastside, Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, homelessness, homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Organizing, policing, policing, sex workers, sex workers, social change, social change, social justice, social justice, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education, Services
April 14, 2011
Canadians were outraged in August 2001 when Kimberly Rogers died, destitute, alone and eight months pregnant, while under house arrest for welfare fraud. What many people do not know is that the...
Keywords: justice, Poorbashing, Welfare, welfare fraud, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Research and education
April 12, 2011
Social assistance policy manuals are an important source of detailed information about such questions as initial and ongoing eligibility, the treatment of assets and income, how benefits are...
Keywords: Disability, social assistance, social assistance, Welfare, welfare manual, welfare policy, welfare policy, Government information, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
March 8, 2011
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition facilitates the elimination of poverty in the Yukon through awareness, advocacy and action. Our members are an action-based team who partner with other community...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Disability, food bank, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Organizing, Poverty Research, services, shelters, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Organizations, Yukon
December 17, 2010
Poverty Amid Plenty is a slideshow about welfare and poverty in British Columbia created by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). It features interviews with welfare recipients and...
Keywords: Poverty Research, slideshow, video, Welfare, British Columbia, Multimedia
April 29, 2010
In this podcast, Rebecca Cuttler interviews Pivot lawyer Doug King about the new provincial legislation banning social assistance for people who have outstanding warrants for their arrest.
Keywords: podcast, social assistance, warrants, Welfare, British Columbia, Multimedia
March 29, 2010
The City of Prince George's directory of advocacy services.
Keywords: advocacy directory, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, Homelessness, Housing, Legal Aid, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, British Columbia, Directories
December 16, 2009
The Bay Area-based welfareQueens, a project of the POOR News Network, are fighting back against a system that dehumanizes poor mothers—with poetry, theater, and any other media tool they can access.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Welfare, Women, Multimedia, United States
October 19, 2009
These LSS fact sheets outline the consequences that arise for clients beyond the criminal implications of a conviction. Each title has a companion piece for the client. The fact sheets are good for...
Keywords: advocacy resources, Legal Research, Welfare, welfare fraud, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
September 28, 2008
BCPIAC had a factsheet for advocates dealing with alleged welfare overpayments from the BC Ministry of Housing and Social Development.
Keywords: advocacy, Welfare, welfare overpayment, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs