Saskatchewan Income Support

Anti-Poverty Advocate pleased with Provincial Auditor’s recommendations

Jun 7, 2023 | 4:27pm

The Ministry of Social Services received six recommendations from Provincial Auditor Tara Clemott on improving the Saskatchewan Income Support (SIS) program. Clemett found that the Ministry needs to improve in six key areas: Provide potential clients with better access to apply for SIS benefits Establish a reasonable timeframe for completing initial planning meetings with SIS […]

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 […]

Sask. NDP concerned with new income assistance program

Jun 23, 2019 | 11:00am

The provincial opposition is not happy with the newly announced Saskatchewan Income Support program. Opposition Leader Ryan Meili said how the plan only offers tweaks to the existing social assistance program, instead of coming up with a proper poverty reduction strategy. The program is meant to be simpler, transparent, client friendly and have more features that […]

Provincial government launches new income assistance program

Jun 18, 2019 | 11:13am

The provincial government revealed a new income support program for people in need this morning. The Saskatchewan Income Support program is meant to be simpler, transparent, client friendly and have more features that will help clients to more independence and a better quality of life. Social Services Minister Paul Marriman says it will include new […]