Saskatchewan Income Support program

Mayors ask province to address issues with SIS

Jun 12, 2023 | 2:24pm

SUMA’s  city mayors are asking the province to address problems with the Saskatchewan Income Support Program (SIS) and social housing. Gerald Aalbers, mayor of Lloydminster and chair of the city mayors caucus, said in a media release that “The barriers put in place for accessing services, the rates that remain far below the cost of […]

Sask. residents fighting to reverse provincial CERB clawback

Dec 14, 2020 | 6:15am

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was aimed at helping people through the pandemic, and now people who received other benefits may have to pay it all back. As it stands, anyone who received CERB while receiving provincial income assistance, must pay back their CERB loans fully by December 31st. Peter Gilmer with the Regina […]

Anti-poverty groups gather in Regina to voice concern over new Sask Income Support program

Nov 14, 2019 | 12:51pm

Local anti-poverty groups have come together to share their displeasure with the new Saskatchewan Income Support program. The program, which was announced in June, was intended to be a more simple, transparent and client-friendly approach to income support, but several groups have come forward saying that hasn’t been the case. Anti-poverty ministry advocate Peter Gilmer […]