Long time ACORN member Charlotte Taylor tells CBC how SAMS computer system is hurtful for social assistance recipients worrying about paying rent and buying groceries because of cheque delays or cuts.
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Members and volunteers of ACORN Ottawa gathered near the Human Rights Monument Wednesday to shine a light on problems with the Ontario Disability Support Program.
ACORN Ottawa says the housing allowance provided by the provincial government for people with disabilities needs to go up.
Members of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) are calling for a 20 per cent hike to their housing allowance
The B.C. Liberal government has, in the past few weeks, rolled out improvements to the province’s social safety net, targeting single parents and their children.
ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and the B.C. Federation of Labour combined efforts recently in getting the provincial government to rescind their decision to claw back child support payment to people on disabilities. This was a rare and major achievement for poverty advocacy groups. The two organizations now continue their efforts to raise the minimum wage in B.C. from $10.25/hr to $15.
BC ACORN members had quite the day last Tuesday when it was announced in the provincial budget that, starting September 1st, the government will end its policy of clawing back child support payments from single parent families receiving income and disability assistance.
The NDP MLA for Vancouver-Fairview has condemned the B.C. Liberal government's speech from the throne for being "out of touch" struggles that families in his constituency encounter on a daily basis.
As of September 1st, 2015, the BC government stops clawbacks of child support payments from single parents on welfare.