HIV and Poverty in Canada


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Accompaniment
ASO staff will accompany clients to appeals/meetings with public income program administrators


Advocacy/Lobbying
Advocating or lobbying for increased government response to poverty (increased funds, prevent cuts, etc.)


Benefits Counselling
ASO staff counsels clients on private or public income support programs - LTD, CPP(D), EI, etc.


Benefits Workshops
ASO invites public income representatives to speak to clients on public benefits


Community Garden
Clients can grow their own vegetables in a shared garden


Emergency/Support Funds
Emergency funds that do not need to be paid back


Emergency/Support Loans
Emergency loans that need to be paid back


Financial Planning
Workshops or one-on-one support on budgeting and financial planning


Food Bank
Clients can access groceries for free


Grocery Co-op
Clients can purchase groceries for a reduced price


Housing Support
Workshops, one-on-one support, or accompaniment to find housing


Individual Advocacy
Advocacy on behalf of clients to access private or public income support programs


Return to Work Programs
Skills, resume building, computer courses, etc


Support for Filling out Forms
ASO staff will help clients fill out forms when applying for public benefits


Treatment Advocacy
Workshops, one-on-one support to increase access treatment (allopathic and/or complementary)


Workplace Training
Workshops or training to current, former or potential workplaces

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