New Publications on Women’s Experiences of Social Programs for People with Low Incomes

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CRIAW is proud to launch a new comprehensive research report and a new fact sheet. These publications are part of CRIAW’s publication series on re-thinking economic and social justice: women resisting poverty and exclusion.

The objective of this study was to document the experiences and perspectives of marginalized women who are or have been on social assistance at some time since 1996 regarding the federal and provincial social program policies that affect them, focusing primarily on social assistance and its funding mechanisms, but also including Employment Insurance (EI), child care and tax benefits.  It combines existing quantitative research with new qualitative research based on the perspectives of policy makers, social service providers, low-income First Nations, immigrant, refugee women and women with disabilities from three Canadian cities.

Documents are available on the CRIAW website.