Posts

Pour un tarif social du transport en commun / For a social rate for public transit

Supporting a social rate for public transit

"When you can’t afford a bus ride, you’re stuck!"
Prochaines sorties barrées
At the Storefront / Au Centre de services individuels

The Storefront: Sorting out welfare woes

When Ms. B.'s monthly welfare cheque was somewhat mysteriously cut by over $400, she was referred to Project Genesis by a friend.
Régie du lentement
Menachem

Solving problems

"The complexity of this case, coupled with Ms D’s marginalized status as an elderly person without strong English or French language skills, suggests that without our intervention, Ms D may never have received welfare."
Russel, bénévole au comité anti-pauvreté / Russell, Anti-Poverty committee volunteer

Gaining insight and building solidarity

"(This activity) was an eye-opener...and it built solidarity amongst ourselves while fuelling us to engage in further actions."
Bénévole Càd consulte le personnel / HAS volunteer consulting a staff person

Home Advocacy Services: The Heat is On!

Ms. K. is a 91-year-old woman living alone. Although her apartment was very cold, her landlord refused to turn on the heat...
Catherine

Obtaining benefits for a single mother in a time of crisis

"We were able to ensure that welfare would take the place of the job training payments during her period of treatment and convalescence."
Line

Caring about local residents

"Project Genesis is made up of people who care about Côte-des-Neiges residents and are available to help them exercise their rights."