Vulnerable children don't have access to Canada Child Benefit, says advocacy group

Posted In: News Date:Oct 15th, 2018

Thousands of Canada's most vulnerable children don't have access to hundreds of dollars a month in federal aid because of red tape, according to a non-profit organization.

The Elizabeth Fry Society, a charity that supports at-risk women, girls and children, recently launched a petition to ensure that children who need it most get the Canada Child Benefit.

The Trudeau government introduced the program two years ago. Amounts are based on family income, but can reach up to $541 per child, per month.