Kendall Worth writes on yet another person living in poverty who encounters problems getting home after day surgery. Good thing poor people look out for each other, even if they don’t know one another!
Press release: The Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association is declaring a State of Health Emergency in our Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw communities.
On Friday evening June 14 the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers is bringing together five professionals to share their experiences and perspectives regarding child welfare. Their discussion will be followed by a public Q&A.
Two major events dealing with a Green New Deal are scheduled in Halifax this month. We talk to one of the organizers of this Thursday’s town hall about how the two events relate, and where they differ.
Kendall Worth with a reminder that even the smallest things, like buying cleaning supplies, are a challenge when you are on income assistance. And when your trusty old vacuum cleaner dies you’re really screwed.
At last night’s screening of My Week on Welfare in Dartmouth, g=human rights lawyer Vince Calderhead talked about how the much-hyped transformation did not at all make things better for people on income assistance and his fear that special needs allowances will be next.
He also tackles the subject of tactics, don’t waste your time trying to convince bureaucrats, he says.
Kendall Worth reports on some good news for income assistance recipients: as of May 1 you will be able to keep more of your earnings from tips, commissions and other income from self-employment.
Check out Nova Scotia Advocate frequent contributor and tireless activist Kendall Worth talking about income assistance and the need for a basic income.
Community Health Centres in Nova Scotia are doing terrific work, way beyond the 15 minute face to face with a physician, yet stable government funding remains an issue.
Kendall Worth gives us an update on a young woman he wrote about earlier. Thankfully the harassment by a fellow tenant has stopped, but she lost some of her income assistance benefits. If we had a guaranteed basic income none of this would have happened, writes Kendall.