Income Assistance Reform Engagement Sessions
March 21st, 2019
April 4th, 2019
April 17th, 2019
Westin Wall Centre, Richmond BC
In order to improve the on-reserve Income Assistance program, Indigenous Services Canada will be holding engagement sessions with BC First Nations. Engagement will take place with three separate groups: Chief and Council, Income Assistance Workers, and Income Assistance Recipients.
Since the inception of the program in 1964, the on-reserve Income Assistance program has not had significant changes. Indigenous Services Canada is looking to First Nations to inform policy options that can improve the program. The engagement sessions will help the Department understand how to make the Income Assistance Program more responsive to the needs of individuals and families living on reserve, and to identify the supports required to help IA recipients transition from income assistance to employment and education.