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27Mar, 2020

Press Release: Advocates Call on Minister of Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson to Make New Federal Benefits Available to Workers on Welfare

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March 27, 2020 – For Immediate Release

Vancouver and Victoria – Legal advocacy groups are urgently calling for the provincial government to make legislative changes that would allow British Columbians who both work and receive disability or income assistance cheques to keep […]

26Mar, 2020

Joint Letter to Minister Simpson Re: COVID-19 & Income Assistance and Disability Assistance

March 26, 2020|Tags: , , |

Hon. Shane Simpson
Minister of Social Development & Poverty Reduction
PO Box 9933 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria BC V8W 9R2
SDPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca

March 24, 2020

Dear Minister Simpson:

RE: COVID-19 & Income Assistance and Disability Assistance

We write to you in light of the evolving public health emergency concerning […]

24Mar, 2020

BC Tenants’ Rights Advocates Unite to Call for Ban on Evictions

March 24, 2020|Tags: , , |

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Yesterday, Canadians were given a clear and direct order from Prime Minister Trudeau: “go home and stay home.” But how can renters stay home when threatened with losing their homes through evictions?

Tenants’ rights advocates […]

20Mar, 2020

CLAS Advocates and Offers Government Support for COVID-19 Related Eviction Protections for Tenants

March 20, 2020|Tags: , , |

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

The Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) is extremely concerned about the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable citizens, and on all renters in the province of B.C. Through the Community Law Program funded by the Law Foundation, […]

10Mar, 2020

People who experience workplace sexual harassment get help with new SHARP Workplaces program

March 10, 2020|Tags: , , , |


For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) and the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) launched a new program today geared to help workers facing sexual harassment on the job. […]

10Dec, 2019

Human Rights Award to be presented to Sustainabiliteens

December 10, 2019|Tags: , , |

Human Rights Award to be presented to Sustainabiliteens

Sustainabiliteens is this year’s recipient of the Renate Shearer human rights award.

This award, presented annually on International Human Rights Day, recognizes a group or individual’s significant contribution to advancing human rights, dignity, and […]

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