AbWorks.ca is here to help you & I both.
We are all in this together – and we should be helping each other, not as Government employees, but as Canadian citizens, as Albertan's and most importantly as human beings "treat those the way you wish to be treated."
"We're not all out to steal our own money, some of us really do need the help! "
Alberta Legislation pertaining "2 persons with a baby living in the same residence, must be a couple", has to change for the well being of that child!
We should work together to make our cause known, to reach out to other groups who share our vision. Whether you’re ready to lend a hand at one of our online activities , have photos or articles to share about a recent event, here’s the place to do it.
Please come and share your stories today and help raise awareness.
I've been an Alberta works/ welfare client for the last 8 years, I was injured on the job multiple times, claimed W.C.B , was then rejected by W.C.B , then placed on Alberta works system and Calgary housing allowance, then had Calgary housing allowance rejected. I was then given $277 rent shortfall from Alberta works only to have it taken away because I moved residence. I had a child with my old room-mate and because we had a baby together, my monthly income dropped from $1,236 month to $150 month, we were then forced to claim common-law relationship by Alberta Legislature Act though we were never a couple. We had always had at least 2 bedrooms, one for her one for myself. After the baby was born, 3 bedrooms for each of us with the evidence on all past lease agreements."
Alberta works would not allow me to live with my own Child & his Mother "Not my Wife, Not my Common-law Partner, but a female room-mate at times an understanding and compassionate companion."
These last 13 months were hard enough watching my Sons Mother suffer of high blood pressure, and almost die due to Preeclampsia. My Son was born months premature and so tiny, yet Thank God his lungs were healthy. We spent weeks in the Rockyview N.I.C.U. , hoping, praying, then learning so much from the amazing Doctors & Nurses.
We had to move from our old residence when my son was only weeks old and weighed only 4 Lbs due to mold, splintering kitchen cupboards, electrical issues, leaking roof, a leaking upstairs toilet dripping feces and sewage into the downstairs bathroom "due to lack of property maintenance" and other health violations against the landlord. I had Alberta Health Services inspect the residence and tell us we had to move as critical issues and violations were listed.
Now we have to live this nightmare being handed out by the Alberta Government, almost feeling penalized and made to suffer financially, emotionally and physically for having a beautiful, and now healthy, baby boy.
I have personally been subject to great mental distress and physical discomfort by Alberta Legislation governing the rules of Alberta Works, as a result thus driving me into a deep depression, caused by financial bullying by my Alberta Government.
Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to our cause, we invite you to join us. We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, new and old.