In April 2011, DABC formed the Disability Without Poverty Network (DWPN). In addition to DABC the Network’s members are the BC Association for Community Living (BCACL), Canadian Mental Health Association - BC and Yukon Division (CMHA), Social Planning and Research Council (SPARC) and the Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS).
The goal of our network is to develop positive recommendations for change so that British Columbians who have a disability and who receive the Persons with Disabilities Benefit (PWD) are not living in poverty.
In July 2012, we completed our paper entitled, Overdue: The Case for Increasing the Persons with Disabilities Benefit in BC, which includes the following key proposals:
Our paper makes a strong case that these changes are needed to help ensure PWD recipients are not living in poverty.
In March 2014, DWPN produced a brief entitled What would it take to make British Columbia the most progressive jurisdiction for people living with disabilities? This brief is the DWPN's submission to the province's Disability White Paper consultation process.
The Disability Without Poverty Network continues to urge the province to increase provincial disability benefit rates. We meet regularly with the Minister of Social Development and Social Innovation and senior Ministry staff.
If you have any questions or comments about our paper, please contact Jane Dyson at email@example.com.
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