Access to Services

Individuals who are experiencing poverty make lack the necessary information to access services and advocate for themselves. The removal of barriers to accessing services is a key component in tackling issues around poverty. Oftentimes, the lack of access to services leads to a lack of information for the entire system. Increasing access to services also addresses the issue of collecting more data on people who are living in poverty. 211 (2-1-1 on a telephone) is a resource helpline of information that allows people to find out about resources in their area.

 

Resources

Dignity & Pain: Beneficiaries’ Perceptions of Fundraising Imagery (Dissertation)

Difficulty Accessing Health Care Services in Canada (Statistics Canada, 2016)

Service Canada Service Charter

Understanding Inequalities in Access to Health Care Services for Aboriginal People

Ideas presented here do not reflect the COH and the Homeless Hub.