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September 24, 2015

Help us increase Alberta social assistance programs to the cost of living

Please support our friend Jim who has undertaken on behalf of all Albertans on social assistance like Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH) and Alberta Works. 
MLA Robyn Luft and Jim talk about social assistance
Jim and MLA Robyn Luff talked
about social assistance rates

Jim has created a petition to have government no only increase social assistance base amounts this year, but promise to continually increase the assistance programs like AISH  at the same rate that inflation goes up every year. 

Jim went to meet with MLA Robyn Luff of Calgary East to share his concerns and ask for her commitment to support the petition. She was very receptive and helpful. She has committed to present the petition in the legislature once there are enough signatures on it. Robyn even invited Jim to up to Edmonton when she does. 

If you would like to help our friend Jim,
click here to download the petition on scribd 
You may need to create an account if you don't already have one.

Great work Jim! 

September 18, 2015

Standard 8 stopped!! Time to say thanks!

We are giving a thumbs up to the Alberta Goverent for announcing today consultations will begin around The Safety Standards!

It's time to say thanks for stopping standard 8 and share how meaningful consultation process will include all stakeholders and both Muncipal Affairs and Human Services Minsitries! 

Article in Saturday's Calgary Herald 

September 11, 2015

Please support Sliding Fee Scale to more fair fares for the bus, the pool and other City of Calgary Services.
Cost of doing nothing when fees are not based on income
Members of the Disability Action Hall will  be attending the Standing Policy Committee of "Community Protective Services" to speak in favour of the use of a sliding scale to help set fares based on the ability to pay. 

Income is a fair way to help our City decide  who needs discounts to access community services, employment, to see the doctor and to help fight social isolation. 

We encourage people to share our message with your City Councillor by either writing or call 3-1-1 today. 

Thank you for your support!