Hello, my name is Elisa. I have just started volunteering, working with Disability Without Poverty initiative that is trying to get the situation that allows people like me and others with disabilities to have a living wage and to reach their full potential.
Living with a disability can teach you a lot of things; how to adapt where others may see an obstacle, knowing that you might have to navigate a path that looks different than anyone else, and that’s OK. However, there can be struggles that are a little more difficult to discuss, for example, when you consider the idea of disability and poverty.
My name is Andrea van Vugt and I’m a Community Organizer for Disability Without Poverty in Alberta. When I think about the work that I’m doing as a community organizer, these are the words that come to mind.
On June 2nd, 2022, the federal government took an important step towards lifting disabled Canadians out of poverty by tabling Bill C-22
The conversation took place on April 28th with moderator Margot Brunner and panelists Michael Prince, Brent Page and our very own Michelle Hewitt. The chat was about the proposed Canadian Disability Benefit and what the next steps could be. Michelle Hewitt is a...
Disability Without Poverty is pleased to see the NDP motion calling on Government to table the Canada Disability Benefit Bill today. Over 1.4 million disabled people live in poverty across the country, and the Canada Disability Benefit presents the opportunity to help them live their lives with dignity.