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  1. Editor's Message: Income

    [Visions Article]

    Twelve years ago, Visions Journal did an issue on Poverty, Unemployment and Income. Since 1999, the party in power has changed, the names of ministries have changed, the names of benefit programs have changed, and benefit amounts have changed (a bit). But ...

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  2. More Than Dollars and Cents

    [Visions Article]

    Income is a key determinant of health and is related directly to other determinants of health, including access to adequate healthy food and access to safe and secure housing. Many people in our communities take for granted that their income allows them t ...

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  3. Where Do We Stand On Income?

    [Visions Article]

    Income is money you receive, such as a wage or salary from work or assistance from government programs. It’s one of the most powerful determinants of health. Canadians rate finances among the top three sources of stress, above caring for children and pers ...

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  4. More for Less

    [Visions Article]

    The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) is a nation-wide, volunteer organization that promotes the mental health of all, and supports people experiencing mental illness. CMHA does this through advocacy, education, research and service. It strives to ...

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  5. PovNet

    [Visions Article]

    PovNet is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization that provides online tools to facilitate communication, community and access to information about poverty and related issues. ...

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  6. How do I apply for income assistance?

      Back to Ask Us | Email a question to HeretoHelp Ask Us is for readers who want to take charge of their well-being, support a friend or loved one, find good help, or just learn more about mental health and substance use. Here, the information and resourc ...

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  7. Money and Relationships

    Supporting a spouse/partner with a mental illness Scott Hannah Reprinted from "Couples" issue of Visions Journal, 2015, 10 (4), p.17 Money and relationships can be challenging even under the best of circumstances. We bring our own money views in ...

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  8. Getting By on Social Assistance

    [Visions Article]

    If you are living on disability assistance (also known as “Persons with Disability” or PWD benefits)—granted by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) under provincial Employment and Assistance legislation—you already know the harsh reality: the cost of ...

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  9. Income Resources

    [Visions Article]

     This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources. ...

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  10. Visions- Income

    [Visions Article]

    According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, social and economic status may be the most important determinants of health—that is, the most important factor that contributes to (or takes away from) your health. Your economic situation may have a greate ...

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