22/08) * Government increases AISH rates and supports employment (Jan.31/08) * Low-Income Review presents a vision for the future (May 22/02) * Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) - AISH Policy Manual Employment and Assistance Act - Employment and Assistance Regulations Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act - Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Regulations Source: BC Laws Welfare rates (benefits) Increases to Income Assistance Rates (Feb. rates before and after April/07 Income Assistance rates - (effective January 1, 2005) Disability Assistance rates - (effective January 1, 2005) Source: BC Employment and Assistance Rate Tables (PDF - 294K, 37 pages) - June 2008 Source: Vancouver Island Public Interest Group Related link : British Columbia Welfare Time Limits * MEIA Service Plan, 2008/2009 to 2010/2011 (from BC Budget 2008 - Feb.
of Canada) * Main changes under the Individual and Family Assistance Act : New programs as of January 1, 2007 (PDF, 145K, 2 pages) * Québec Parental Insurance Plan * The Insertion Model or the Workfare Model?
This means that any interprovincial comparison of welfare rates for families must, for the sake of comparability, include the basic welfare benefit for the household AND the total of any federal/provincial/territorial child benefits that the family receives on behalf of each child.
The Government of Canadas Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB) system comprises the CCTB Base Benefit and the NCB Supplement.
* Department of Community Services Business Plan 2007 - 2008 (PDF - 262K, 25 pages) Source: Department of Community Services Publications, Policies & Reports Welfare statistics See Social Assistance caseload/beneficiary statistics and expenditure information, 1997 to 2014 (further down on the page you're reading presently) Caseload Trends Caseload Profile Caseload and Recipients 2010-2011 Annual Report, Department of Social Development (PDF - 420K, 65 pages) * Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation (poverty reduction plan) * Overcoming Poverty Together (PDF - 1MB, 37 pages) Undated (PDF file dated January 2011) * Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan (PDF - 100K, 5 pages) - November 13, 2009 * Department of Social Development Annual Report 2008-09 (PDF - 942K, 74 pages) [ links to earlier annual reports and other publications of the Department ]Name of the welfare programs Social Assistance Program (for people with no severely limited capacity for employment) Social Solidarity Program (for people with severely limited capacity for employment)Individual and Family Assistance Act - Individual and Family Assistance Regulation Source: Laws and regulations administered by the Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity [ Revised statutes and Regulations of Québec ]Welfare statistics See Social Assistance caseload/beneficiary statistics and expenditure information, 1997 to 2014 (further down on the page you're reading presently) Recipients under social assistance programs Youth and social assistance programs Previous statistics [If you can read French, see Statistiques sur la clientèle des programmes d'assistance sociale for detailed caseload profile info] See also: Number of People on Welfare, March 1995 to March 2005 (PDF file - 133K, 1 page) Source: National Council of Welfare NOTE: for families with children, you must add in the amount of the child assistance payment.
Child assistance payment - The child assistance is intended to cover the basic needs of children under age 18 in low-income families, taking into account the Canada Child Tax Benefit paid by the federal government.