Month: December 2018

Alberta increases support payments for persons with disabilities and individuals living on a low income

The Alberta government has proposed important changes for individuals living in poverty and persons with disabilities through Bill 26: An Act to Combat Poverty and Fight for Albertans with Disabilities. As the the bill was passed in late November, Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Income Support recipients will see increases to their monthly benefit amounts, and for first time these payments will… Read more

Dee found her way to her trade

Seeing a poster while in line for the food bank was the opportunity Dee was looking for. She has always wanted to be a carpenter, a passion instilled in her by her adoptive family. “I am Ojibwe and grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba,” says Dee. “I was adopted when I was 5 months old into a Caucasian family… my family has always been in the… Read more