Income Security

Follow-Up Joint Letter to Minister Simpson Re: COVID-19 Supports for PWD and Income Assistance

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

April 7, 2020

Dear Minister Simpson:

RE: Follow-up Concerning COVID-19 Supports for PWD and Income Assistance

We are so pleased to see that the Ministry of Social Development […]

Statement on COVID-19 Support for Income & Disability Assistance in BC

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

The Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) supports the new, encouraging COVID-19 income and disability measures to help British Columbians announced by the provincial Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (“the Ministry”).

  • People already receiving […]

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

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 the […]

2020-03-27T10:49:57-07:00March 27, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

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

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 Covid-19 […]

2020-03-27T09:15:07-07:00March 26, 2020|Categories: Release, Statements|Tags: , , |

BC legal organizations put forward justice reform priorities for provincial government

Justice Reform for BC

The Community Legal Assistance Society, Pivot Legal Society, West Coast LEAF, and the BC Civil Liberties Association have released a set of priorities that would improve and strengthen the justice system, advance human rights and ensure the principles […]

Government agrees to let families keep EI maternity and parental benefits

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

In response to a human rights complaint, the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation announced yesterday that it will end the practice of clawing back Employment Insurance (EI) maternity and […]

2019-06-27T20:32:48-07:00September 28, 2016|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

Family files human rights complaint challenging EI maternity and parental benefits clawback

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

The Community Legal Assistance Society has filed a human rights complaint on behalf of a BC woman who had her Employment Insurance (EI) maternity and parental benefits taken away because her partner receives […]

2019-06-27T20:50:58-07:00May 16, 2016|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |

Families file lawsuit challenging the claw back of child support

For Immediate Release

Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories

On October 14, 2014, three families and the Single Mothers’ Alliance of BC filed a legal action in the BC Supreme Court to challenge the claw back of child support payments from families […]

2019-06-27T21:16:41-07:00October 15, 2014|Categories: News, Release|Tags: |
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