Social assistance reform in the province “can’t wait any longer,” Halifax advocates say.

On Thursday morning, a network of stakeholders and anti-poverty groups representing those who have been affected by the province’s social assistance program gathered at Dalhousie Legal Aid to demand that Nova Scotia take reformative action against poverty.

“The time is now to work collaboratively to reform the social assistance program in this province, it’s necessary and it can’t wait any longer,” said one of four spokespeople at the event, Dalhousie Legal Aid community legal worker Fiona Traynor.