With this report, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network seeks to contribute to the informed development of the laws, policies and programs people living with HIV/AIDS in Canada rely upon to provide them with income security when they are unable to meet their income needs through paid work. This goal is achieved in two ways.
First, the report will build the capacity of people living with HIV/AIDS and people who provide services to them to advocate for improvements to income security programs. It does so by meeting the community’s need for information about federal and provincial, and public and private income security programs, including the ways in which these programs, individually and in the interaction among them, result in barriers to income security for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Second, the report makes recommendations for directions for reforms to the overall structure and approach of income security and related laws, policies and programs