Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation News Releases http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/esic/news.html Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation News Releases Release of report on inclusive transportation in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.12.1583.html The provincial government has received the report From Surfaces to Services: An inclusive and sustainable transportation strategy for the Province of New Brunswick 2017-2037, from a committee of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:21:00 -0300 New members appointed to Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation board http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.12.1545.html Three new members have recently been appointed to the board of directors of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 10:19:00 -0300 Small Acts, Big Impact campaign considered a success http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.11.1437.html The Small Acts, Big Impact awareness campaign, which challenged New Brunswickers to perform meaningful acts of volunteerism to help overcome poverty in the province, reached thousands of people through social media in October. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:12:00 -0300 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.10.1339.html The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is being observed in New Brunswick and around the world today. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:32:00 -0300 New Brunswickers challenged to perform small acts to help overcome poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.10.1304.html An awareness campaign, Small Acts, Big Impact, challenges New Brunswickers to choose a small but meaningful act of volunteerism to help overcome poverty in the province. The campaign, led by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, runs throughout the month of October. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:46:00 -0300 New Brunswick Family Plan report on reducing poverty released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.05.0710.html The provincial government has released a report on reducing poverty, which stems from the New Brunswick Family Plan’s stakeholder engagement process. Tue, 16 May 2017 14:38:00 -0300 Economic Opportunities Summit on economic inclusion http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.05.0706.html A second Economic Opportunities Summit on economic inclusion was held in Moncton on Monday. Tue, 16 May 2017 10:45:00 -0300 New Brunswickers must file income tax return to be eligible for HST credit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.04.0578.html New Brunswickers who want to benefit from the available provincial and federal tax credits, including the provincial HST credit, are reminded to file their income tax return before the Canada Revenue Agency’s April 30 deadline. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:09:00 -0300 Members sought for board of Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.04.0567.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to apply to serve on the board of directors of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation as representatives of the non-profit or business sectors. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:09:00 -0300 New Brunswickers receive awards for poverty reduction initiatives http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.04.0459.html New Brunswickers have received two awards for their poverty reduction initiatives at the Poverty Reduction Summit organized by the Tamarack Institute and Vibrant Communities in Hamilton. Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:14:00 -0300 Income tax preparation clinic for people on modest incomes http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.03.0378.html An income tax preparation clinic was held at the Université de Moncton as part of a joint initiative between the provincial and federal governments. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:50:00 -0300 Family Plan summit held on reducing poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2017.02.0266.html Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is minister responsible for Poverty Reduction and the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, hosted a summit on reducing poverty as part of the development of the New Brunswick Family Plan on Monday, Feb. 27, in Saint John. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:56:00 -0300 Legislation to be introduced to continue and expand Home Energy Assistance Program http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.11.1087.html Legislation will be introduced today that would continue and expand the Home Energy Assistance Program. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:44:00 -0300 Member sought for Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.11.1079.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to apply to serve on the board of directors of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation as a representative of the non-profit sector. Wed, 09 Nov 2016 09:03:00 -0300 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.10.0988.html The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is being celebrated today in New Brunswick and around the world, with the theme Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms. Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:32:00 -0300 Low-cost Internet offered to 19,000 families http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.07.0679.html The provincial government has partnered with Rogers to offer its Connected for Success program, which will offer families, seniors and individuals living in public housing the opportunity to benefit from a low-cost Internet access to help them fully participate in the digital economy. Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:26:00 -0300 Provincial government reminds New Brunswickers of HST credit and businesses of transitional rules http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.06.0607.html The provincial government is reminding New Brunswickers about the low- and middle-income Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) credit and businesses about transitional rules relating to the increase in the HST. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:56:00 -0300 Members sought for Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.05.0468.html New Brunswickers are encouraged to apply to serve on the board of directors of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. Fri, 27 May 2016 16:14:00 -0300 Legislation tabled to make tuition free for low-income and middle-class families http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.05.0420.html The provincial government today tabled amendments to the Post-Secondary Student Financial Assistance Act, which will make tuition free for New Brunswick students from low-income and many middle-class families. Tue, 17 May 2016 15:07:00 -0300 Minister visits economic and social inclusion projects in Charlotte County http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.05.0402.html The adoption of Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan has helped Charlotte County make great strides when it comes to creating inclusive communities and supporting youth. Thu, 12 May 2016 15:33:00 -0300 New Brunswickers must file income tax to be eligible for HST credit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.04.0337.html New Brunswickers who want to benefit from the available provincial and federal tax credits, including the new provincial HST credit, are being reminded to file their income tax return before the Canada Revenue Agency’s April 30 deadline. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:22:00 -0300 Corporation commends free tuition for low-income and middle-class families initiative http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.04.0292.html The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation enthusiastically welcomes the Tuition Access Bursary for post-secondary education for low-income and middle-class individuals announced by Premier Brian Gallant. Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:27:00 -0300 Free tuition for low-income and middle-class families http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.04.0283.html Premier Brian Gallant and Post-Secondary Education, Training, and Labour Minister Francine Landry have announced that through the Education and New Economy Fund, tuition will be free for New Brunswick students from low-income and many middle-class families. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:55:00 -0300 Community conversation on health equity in New Brunswick http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/news/news_release.2016.02.0133.html New Brunswickers are invited to attend a community conversation entitled Building a Healthy New Brunswick: Acting Together for Equity. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 14:57:00 -0300 Corporation welcomes the refundable provincial HST credit http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.02.0082.html The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation welcomes the refundable provincial Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) credit announced by Finance Minister Roger Melanson in the 2016-17 provincial budget. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:54:00 -0300 Summit on economic inclusion http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2016.01.0017.html Premier Brian Gallant hosted an Opportunities Summit on Monday in Saint John to discuss economic and social inclusion of all New Brunswickers in the province’s economy. Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:55:00 -0300 Small Acts Big Impact campaign a success http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.12.1149.html The Small Acts, Big Impact awareness campaign, which challenged New Brunswickers to perform meaningful acts of volunteerism, has reached thousands of people through social media over the past two weeks. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:14:00 -0300 New Brunswickers challenged to take on small acts to help overcome poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.11.1107.html A two-week awareness campaign launched today, Small Acts, Big Impact, is challenging New Brunswickers to choose a small but meaningful act of volunteerism to help overcome poverty in the province. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:27:00 -0300 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.10.0982.html The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed in New Brunswick and around the world on Saturday, Oct. 17. Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:30:00 -0300 Three new members appointed to Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation board http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.08.0759.html Three new members have been appointed to the board of directors of the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 14:43:00 -0300 Report released on the impact of 2009-2014 Economic and Social Inclusion Plan http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.06.0592.html The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation (ESIC) released today the report Together: The Impact of New Brunswick’s 2009-2014 Economic and Social Inclusion Plan. The report documents actions and initiatives that were part of the provincial plan. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:16:00 -0300 New Brunswick receives two awards on poverty reduction from national organization http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2015.05.0388.html New Brunswick received two awards for its initiatives on poverty reduction at the Poverty Reduction Summit organized by the Tamarack Institute and Vibrant Communities in Ottawa. Mon, 11 May 2015 13:59:00 -0300 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2014.10.1195.html The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed in New Brunswick and around the world on Friday, Oct. 17. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0300 Poverty reduction plan unveiled http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2014.05.0559.html The second poverty reduction plan was unveiled today by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation of New Brunswick. Fri, 16 May 2014 11:24:00 -0300 Applications for low-income seniors benefits now available http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2014.04.0311.html Applications for the 2014 Low-Income Seniors' Benefit are now available. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:40:00 -0300 Social assistance rates to increase April 1 http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2014.03.0301.html Basic social assistance rates in New Brunswick will increase by three per cent on Tuesday, April 1, for most clients except those who are single and able to work. This follows an increase of four per cent in October, 2013. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:04:00 -0300 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2013.10.1027.html Around the world, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is being observed today, Oct. 17. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:14:00 -0300 Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation to hold public sessions to renew poverty reduction plan http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/premier/news/news_release.2013.08.0807.html A series of public dialogue sessions will be held this autumn by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation, leading to a renewal of Overcoming Poverty Together – The New Brunswick Poverty Reduction Plan. Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:01:00 -0300 Progress report on poverty reduction plan released http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2013.06.0560.html The third progress report on the poverty reduction plan, Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan was released today by the Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 10:15:00 -0300 Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation applauds proposed reforms to the social assistance system http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2013.04.0382.html The Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation welcomes the major changes to social assistance policies announced recently by Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:03:00 -0300 Record $1.1-billion budget estimates for Department of Social Development http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2013.04.0367.html The Department of Social Development plans to spend a record $1.1 billion in 2013-14, an increase of $4.7 million from the previous year. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:57:00 -0300 Investment made in Community Food Mentor program http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2013.02.0155.html The provincial government is investing more than $35,000 to support the Community Food Mentor program this year. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:53:00 -0300 Provincial government receives recommendations on drug insurance plan http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2012.12.1197.html The provincial government has received the report, An Insurance Plan for Prescription Drugs for Uninsured New Brunswickers, from the Advisory Committee on Health Benefits. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 13:56:00 -0300 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/social_development/news/news_release.2012.10.0966.html The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be celebrated in New Brunswick and around the world on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with the theme Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting empowerment and building peace. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:28:00 -0300 Rebuilding New Brunswick / Premier highlights progress on poverty reduction http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2012.08.0755.html Premier David Alward visited Paquetville today to highlight progress made in reducing poverty as part of rebuilding New Brunswick. Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:40:00 -0300 Applications available for dental, vision plan for children of low-income families http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2012.08.0714.html Applications are now available for New Brunswick's dental and vision plan for children of low-income families. The Healthy Smiles, Clear Vision program comes into effect Sept. 1. Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:59:00 -0300 Community development workshop held http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2012.07.0642.html More than 300 people from across New Brunswick attended a workshop on asset-based community development by John McKnight, co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 09:59:00 -0300 Dialogue session examines public transportation http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/departments/dti/news/news_release.2012.06.0561.html Public transportation in New Brunswick was the focus of a recent stakeholders’ session convened by the New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 13:22:00 -0300 Community Food Action Program launched http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2012.06.0550.html The Community Food Action Program was launched today in Saint John at the Crescent Valley community garden by Culture, Tourism and Healthy Living Minister Trevor Holder. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:04:00 -0300 Appointments made to Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation board of directors http://www2.gnb.ca:80/content/gnb/en/news/news_release.2012.06.0536.html Eight appointments to the board of directors of the New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation were announced today by Social Development Minister Sue Stultz. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:44:00 -0300 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:21:00 -0300