The number of people receiving welfare in BC has been on the decline since 1995. Despite this, in 2002, the provincial government introduced dramatic policy changes designed to further shrink the welfare "caseload." Some of these changes were unprecedented in Canada. Many of them dealt with how people access welfare—the eligibility rules and application processes that people must navigate in order to receive assistance.
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The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is the largest national research institute devoted to homelessness in Canada. The COH is the curator of the Homeless Hub.Canadian Observatory on Homelessness