Three measures the federal government is taking to help with inflation this year

GST credit increased based on income & family size An estimated 11 million people & families will benefit from this additional support Canada Dental Benefit announced for uninsured Canadians with an annual family income of less than $90,000 Program will begin by covering children under 12 in 2022 Canada Housing Benefit may be available to families with incomes less than …

Cooling Centre & Misting Station operating in White Rock

July 25, 2022 In response to the heat warning issued by Environment Canada, the City of White Rock will be operating cooling centres and a misting station this week. Locations: White Rock Community Centre, 15154 Russell Avenue, will operate Monday until 4:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (July 26-28): 8:30am – 6:00pm An air-conditioned space, chairs, and bottled water will be …

Additional Accessibility for Moving, Transportation and Living Costs Supplement

July 08, 2022 The Ministry of Social Development & Poverty Reduction has updated their policy: Allowing those experiencing homelessness to access the Moving, Transportation and Living Costs Supplement if they meet eligibility criteria Removed restriction of personal assets for those who request moves outside of BC Policy has been updated to clarify that those experiencing homelessness can access the Moving, …

New Category of hardship assistance

July 01, 2022 A new category of hardship assistance has been created for applicants fleeing armed conflict abroad. Family units to receive up to 6 months of hardship assistance Category will include monthly earning exemption Must re-establish eligibility each month Must meet all other eligibility requirements except citizenship This category of hardship assistance is not repayable More information>

Minimum Shelter Cost Changes

May 01, 2022 Recipients of income assistance, disability assistance, and hardship assistance who have no shelter costs (i.e. homeless) will now be eligible to receive $75 as part of the Shelter portion of the benefit. This will automatically be adjusted for any eligible recipients and does not need to be applied for. Policy and rate tables have been updated to …