Income assistance in BC stuck at $900 below the poverty line

Income assistance in BC stuck at $900 below the poverty line

Da: Redeye
0 0 11 mesi fa
Every year for the past 6 years, Raise the Rates has issued the Welfare Food Challenge. This year, the organization realized that they couldn’t run the challenge again because the current welfare rate leaves only $6 a week for food – and that’s not possible to live on. Kell Gerlings says what’s needed now is for people of all income levels to demand the B.C. government do something about the depth of poverty that people are social assistance are experiencing.

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