A project developed by a group of four St. Thomas University Social Work students (including Natalia Martinez, Emma Kilpatrick, Andrew Daniels and Taylor Newman) was called Hidden Faces of Poverty: Stories Untold. The primary focus of the project was the Household Income Policy. However, at the public event they hosted it was suggested by attendees that the current system should eventually be replaced by a more equitable manner of assisting people.
Mr. Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Ms. Taeyon Kim, the Constituency Coordinator for Mr. Coon, discuss the New Brunswick’s Department of Social Development’s Household Income Policy, with its often devastating effects on Social Assistance recipients.
We spoke with our guest for Episode 8, Mr. Tim Blades of Halifax, via telephone. Mr. Blades is a recipient of Social Assistance so provides us with valuable First Voice experience of living in poverty in Canada.
Mr. Blades is a Poverty Activist and as co-chair of the Child Support Clawback Action Group (CSCAG), worked tirelessly on the issue of the child support claw in Nova Scotia at the time of the airing of this show. Three months after speaking with him, Mr. Blades happily reported back to 1 in 7 that the CSCAG met with success and as of August 2018 the clawback will be a thing of the past in Nova Scotia!
Mr. Blades is also a member of the Benefits Reform Action Group (BRAG).
Episode 7 is the second of a two part interview. Once again our guest, Joanne, who has struggled with poverty through part of her adult life, will give you her First Voice experience with poverty, homelessness and working through the maze that is government bureaucracy. Joanne does not sugarcoat her experiences but with her educational
Episode 6 is the first of a two part interview. Today our guest is Joanne, who has struggled with poverty through part of her adult life. This interview is a perfect example of First Voice experience with poverty, homelessness and working through the maze that is government bureaucracy. Joanne does not sugarcoat her experiences but
Interview with Ms. Natalia Hicks who works at The Human Development Council in Saint John, New Brunswick. The HDC identifies and addresses social issues in Greater Saint John through research, information, coordination and networking. Ms. Hicks’s primary focus with the HDC is the maintenance and development of their Community Services Database; actively advocates for the
Interview with Ms. Joan Kingston, President of the Board of Directors of the Fredericton Community Action Group on Homelessness, and the co-Nurse Manager of the Fredericton Downtown Community Health Centre (CHC).
Interview with Harriett McLachlan, former President of the Board of Directors of Canada Without Poverty (CWP), currently the interim Deputy Director of CWP.
Part two of interview with Faith McFarland, Executive Director of CAGH (Community Action Group on Homelessness); an interview with Stephanie Tierney, a transgender person living in Saint John.
Part One of interview with Faith McFarland, Executive Director of CAGH (Community Action Group on Homelessness) discussing CAGH, homelessness and the Housing First model.