What others are doing

What you need to know about getting a birth certificate -
birth services offered in the following provinces:

B.C. - Financial Empowerment Initiative

  • Financial Empowerment Resources Network (FERN) - a collaborative initiative led by Community Social Planning Council, bringing interested stakeholders together to create a "community of practice" focusing on "financial literacy, financial inclusion and asset-building as pathways out of poverty".
    • FERN Community Resource Guide [pdf] - a collection of over 60 programs and services in Greater Victoria which "address the financial needs of people living on no, low or moderate incomes". Because government programs are rapidly changing and can be difficult to navigate, this guide includes organizations who will help you find what you need.

Alberta - Benefits and Subsidies

  • You Can Benefit - for people living in Edmonton. By answering a few questions, you can find federal, provincial, and municipal benefits and subsidies for which you may be eligible. Details are also provided on how to apply.

Ontario - Poverty Infographics

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit:
Rethink Poverty: Change minds, change lives
  Solution to food insecurity - infographic
The real solution to local hunger
December 2016
    Low income - not enough to pay for basics
Not enough to pay for basics
2016 Nutritious Food Basket
  With great thanks to Elsie Azevedo Perry
at Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit

New Brunswick - Tax Clinics

Advocacy and Research in the United States

  • StreetCred program - "Over 90% of children in the United States saw a pediatrician at least once last year, which means too many busy, hardworking, stressed families spent lots of precious time in waiting rooms or by hospital beds." StreetCred advertises eligibility for government assistance programs in hospitals, clinics and surrounding communities; they are trained by local partners to walk families through completing complicated applications and filing taxes.
  • The relationships among SNAP benefits, grocery spending, diet quality, and the adequacy of low-income families resources - by Patricia M. Anderson and Kristin F. Butcher. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, June 14, 2016



Resources and Benefits

Booklet (2020)

Project summary