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Waterloo Region’s Guaranteed Income Supplement Campaign

Published on 06/01/2005

Spurred by media reports about a lack of uptake of the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) by low-income seniors, Human Resources Development Canada and the OP2000 poverty reduction project in Waterloo Region collaborated on a successful GIS awareness campaign in 2002.  This community story is the first in a series which highlights work undertaken by municipalities now involved in Vibrant Communities – a pan-Canadian initiative which seeks local solutions to reduce poverty and build more caring communities.

ISBN – 1-55382-123-8

Summary

Spurred by media reports about a lack of uptake of the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) by low-income seniors, Human Resources Development Canada and the OP2000 poverty reduction project in Waterloo Region collaborated on a successful GIS awareness campaign in 2002. 

Topic(s)

Cities and communities, Civic engagement, Income security, Seniors and pensions