End the child support clawback

A note from our friends at the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition regarding child support clawback for single mothers on welfare:


BC’s government currently has a policy of taking off child support dollar for dollar from single parents’ income assistance benefit. By taking that money away, the provincial government is depriving children living in lone-parent households – some of the most vulnerable children in the province – of their right to child support. This clawback must end!

Please take a moment to support the campaign by signing this petition from our member BC ACORN.

For more information, see the call to party leaders from members First Call, West Coast LEAF and the Community Legal Assistance Society. And check out Twitter to see the level of media and public support for this issue. Even Vaughn Palmer from The Vancouver Sun agrees!

Our newest coalition member, the Single Mothers’ Alliance of BC, is collecting testimonials from single mothers on welfare and disability about their experience of the clawback. Please contact them directly to share yours.