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Eligible applicants include: aboriginals, newcomers to Canada, low income individuals and social assistance recipients, seniors, and students.
It will act as a key contributing mechanism to leverage participation of citizens and develop the social welfare concept into a new one that enables able social assistance recipients to become a productive force contributing to the growth of the national economy.
The researchers found that: * the eligibility criteria and cost-sharing details of the publicly funded prescription drug plans differed markedly across Canada, as did the personal financial burden due to prescription drug costs; * seniors pay 35% or less of their prescription costs in 2 provinces, but elsewhere they may pay as much as 100%; * with few exceptions, non-seniors pay more than 35% of their prescription costs in every province; * most social assistance recipients pay 35% or less of their prescription costs in 5 provinces and pay no costs in the other 5.
Tony Prudori, a communications officer for Indian Affairs, explained that the NCB money is actually a federal top-up to the benefits that social assistance recipients get under the provincial Ontario Works program.
The mandate of "work first" is to match "employable" social assistance recipients with THA.
The argument is that too many social assistance recipients are simply too lazy to find work and that they need to be aggressively challenged to become economically self-sufficient.
Among the many other matters before it, the Council: took a stand against workfare, voting to encourage all mission units and pastoral charges to refuse to participate in any employment or work programs that force social assistance recipients to be involved; passed a motion calling for changes to the federal Income Tax Act so that same-sex partners receive the same treatment as spouses; reaffirmed the denomination's commitment "to act for justice and antiracism"; and authorized as a study document a report on United Church-Jewish relations that emphasizes the Jewish background of Jesus and respect for the continued development of the Jewish tradition.
They are more likely than other workers to be social assistance recipients.