Episode 96 – Gaps in the Social Safety Net

On this episode we visit our latest Vital Topic: Gaps in our Social Safety Net.  This report looks at how programs designed to help vulnerable populations have been trimmed or reworked by various governments. The result is a complicated system of services that can be nearly impossible for those in need to access or maintain.

Our correspondent, Emily Rendell-Watson, speaks with Erick Ambtman, Nadine Chalifoux and Karen Bruno to learn more about what it means to navigate assistance and programing when you are struggling to make ends meet.

Read the Vital Topic: Gaps in the Social Safety Net and check out the sources.
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If you’d like to take a look at the programs you heard about in this episode, you can find more information here:
– Canada Emergency Response Benefits (CERB)
Alberta Works Income Support
Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
Edmonton’s Food Bank

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Music for the Gaps in the Social Safety net story is The Winner Takes It by Crowander.