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Poverty law resources

Related subject areas
o    Employment (incl. for employment insurance) 
o    Human rights
o   Beveridge, A., Poverty Law Primer (Vancouver: Legal Services Society of British Columbia, 2009)
o   Birnbaum & Mosher, Law for Social Workers: A Canadian Guide, 4th ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2008)
o   Crowe & Baker, Dying for a home: homeless activists speak out (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2007)
o   Davies, Alone and Cold: The Davies Commission Inquiry into the Death of Frank Paul (Interim Report) (Vancouver, BC: The Davies Commission, 2008)
o   Doust, L., Foundation for Change: Report of the Public Commission on Legal Aid in British Columbia (Vancouver: Public Commission on Legal Aid, 2011)
o   Halsbury’s laws of Canada, Social Assistance (Markham: LexisNexis , 2010)
o   Hanna & Callison, Aboriginal Poverty Law Manual (Vancouver: Legal Services Society, 2004)   
o   Regehr & Kanani, Essential law for social work practice in Canada (Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2006)
o   Samuels & Tanner, Managing a legal and ethical social work practice (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2003)
o   Vayda & Satterfield, Law for social workers: a Canadian guide, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 1989)
o   Young et al, Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship, and Legal Activism (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007)
Other countries
o   Bilchitz, D., Poverty and Fundamental Rights: The Justification and Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
o   Gómez Heredero, A., Social security as a human right: the protection afforded by the European Convention on Human Rights (Strasbourg : Council of Europe Pub., 2007)
o   Noone & Tomsen, Lawyers in Conflict: Australian Lawyers and Legal Aid (Annandale, N.S.W.:  Federation Press, 2006)
o   Salomon, M., Global Responsibility for Human Rights: World Poverty and the Development of International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)
o   Van Langendonck, J., The Right to Social Security (Antwerpen: Intersentia, 2007)
Canada Benefits
Review Tribunals for Canadian Pension Plan and Old Age Security
Government of Canada. Serving Employment Insurance Appellants (Employment Insurance Act)
Charter Committee on Poverty Issues
Canadian social research links
Homeless Street Archive website
Your Welfare Rights: A Guide to BC Employment and Assistance
British Columbia
BC Employment and Income Assistance Web Orientation
Pivot Legal Society is a non-profit legal advocacy organization located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Employment and Assistance Tribunal Board of British Columbia
Welfare fact sheets
Your welfare rights: a users guide to BC employment and assistance
UBC Law Students' Legal Advice Program
Discretionary Justice and Social Welfare - an Information and Research Resource (University of Toronto, Discretionary Justice and Social Welfare Working Group)
Welfare (Ontario Works) page on
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC)
International Lawyers and Economists Against Poverty