I am a staff lawyer at the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre in Vancouver. Part of my job is to represent people on welfare in cases challenging unfair welfare laws, policies and practices.
Welfare rates are far too low in BC for people to be able to live with any dignity. Every day I hear about the struggles that people on welfare face as a result of having virtually no money. I have joined this Challenge as I admire the work of the Raise the Rates campaign in bringing attention to the need to increase welfare rates and want to participate, even though it is just in a small way.