Complaint to the Ombudsperson of British Columbia regarding the conduct of the Ministry of Housing and Social Development: Shelter allowance cuts when children are in temporary care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)

The MCFD has the power to destroy families and do not always follow due process that can have devastating impacts on all of us but especially the children and families affected. Click here or on the pdf file to read the entire complaint and response which is just a normal delay tactic or learn more about the Income Assistance/Welfare Rates in the Province of British Columbia (BC).

The BCCLA recommends that families continue to receive benefits where the removal would jeopardize reunion. For example protection workers should be encouraged to approach B.C. Housing and financial assistance workers so that families on social assistance whose child had been temporarily apprehended to not lose the child’s shelter allowance and family social housing. When these are lost, the possibility of successfully reuniting the family is greatly decreased. 16 [emphasis added]

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