Getting it right

A critical look at Alberta’s income support program

12 March 2021

Sources: National Council of Welfare for the years 2000-2009 using the Low Income Cut Off for the poverty line; Maytree Welfare in Canada report for the years 2012-2020 using the Market Basket Measure 2008 base for Calgary.

The daily grind of not having enough to live on, combined with regular administrative hurdles to receive income support is taxing on a person’s mental and physical health, and arguably pushes them further from, not closer to employability.