New emergency measures are in place for people on income assistance or disability assistance and seniors with low incomes. See the BC government website for details. See also Welfare and benefits Q&A on the Family Law in BC website.
Sponsorship Breakdown is for permanent residents who need help when the person sponsoring them in Canada is no longer supporting them, and they are unable to support themselves. It explains what happens when a sponsorship breaks down, and how to apply for social assistance (welfare). There is also a resource section listing community groups and other help.
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