Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry

Regina organization files charter challenge against SAID program

Mar 31, 2023 | 3:29pm

The Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry has filed a charter challenge against the Government of Saskatchewan for what they call a ‘discriminatory practice.’ The ministry is challenging the province over how the Saskatchewan Assured Income for Disability (SAID) program requires seniors to take money out of their Canada Pension Plan (CPP) early at age 60. Peter Gilmer, […]

Anti-Poverty protest breaks out at the Legislature before Wednesday’s Throne Speech

Oct 27, 2021 | 4:46pm

Several anti-homelessness advocates were a part of a protest outside of the Legislature Wednesday as the start of session proceeded. The protests called on the government to open up the 300 social housing units that currently sit vacant, as well as increase Saskatchewan Income Support benefits and reverse previously-made changes to the benefit. Doreen Lloyd […]

Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry calling for universal basic income

Oct 5, 2021 | 7:48am

The Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry is advocating for a universal basic income in Saskatchewan. The program they would like to see would include federal and provincial dollars to help those struggling to find work maintain their basic needs of life, including shelter, food, and transportation. Advocate Peter Gilmer says there’s a lack of adequacy in the […]

Doctorate of Divinity degrees awarded to two Regina Anti-Poverty Advocates

May 10, 2021 | 5:36pm

Peter Gilmer and Bonnie Morton from the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry have been honoured with Doctorate of Divinity degrees from St. Andrews College. Both Gilmer and Morton have worked for several years with the ministry to help low-income residents and families get back on their feet, as well as public advocacy. While the doctorates were supposed […]

Sask. political parties need to do more to address poverty, says Anti-Poverty Ministry

Oct 17, 2020 | 12:04pm

While we have heard both the Saskatchewan Party and NDP talk about many things during this election campaign, there has not been a lot of chatter about social and economic rights. With today being the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry is calling on both the Sask Party […]