My Week on Welfare

A DVD of Jack­ie Tor­rens’ doc­u­men­tary My Week on Wel­fare can be shown to small groups in a work­shop type for­mat is avail­able.

The work­shop uses the film to high­light and dis­cuss issues relat­ed to ESIA poli­cies in the con­text of  the expe­ri­ences of the wel­fare recip­i­ents Jack­ie inter­views. The ESIA pro­gram, as you prob­a­bly  know, is to under­go a process of trans­for­ma­tion in the com­ing year. The film and work­shop will  help par­tic­i­pants under­stand why the sys­tem needs to change and what kind of changes are  need­ed in order to bet­ter address and serve the needs of peo­ple on income assis­tance. Char­lene  Moore of Nova Sco­tia Legal Aid, and I are offer­ing to show the DVD and facil­i­tate work­shops with groups of up to about 20 peo­ple at mutu­al­ly con­ve­nient dates and times.

Groups would need to pro­vide a DVD machine with a pro­jec­tor and a screen.  The work­shops

would last about 1.5 hours.

If any­one is inter­est­ed or they want more infor­ma­tion, please con­tact Stel­la Lord:


phone: 902 477 0094

My Week on Wel­fare- Offi­cial Trail­er