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Help us test Your Welfare Rights!

We’re working on improving our booklet, Your Welfare Rights, which includes finding out how easy it is for people to use. To do this, we need a group of volunteers.

Do you have clients with low incomes in the lower mainland who:

  • are either on or need to apply for Income assistance, hardship assistance, PWD, or PPMB;
  • read and speak English;
  • can attend a 90-minute, in-person interview with a researcher; and
  • would benefit from a $75 IGA gift card in return for helping us?

Note: We would like to see clients with some barriers to accessing information (lower literacy, ESL, disability, mental health problems that would not make it impossible for them to contribute to our project). Please note that clients must be able to sit through a 90 minute interview. Finally, we will not able to interview clients who, in your experience, might be violent or threatening to staff.

If so, we would like them to help us test Your Welfare Rights. Please have them email their contact information to publications@lss.bc.ca.

Once we have their info, we will call them for a brief (5–10 minute) screening interview. We will ask some personal questions about their situation. Screening will end on November 28, 2013. Eligible volunteers may be asked to come to LSS for a 90-minute interview.

Please pass along this information to anyone who fits the criteria and might be interested.

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