Welfare Rights Group
Organization profile published 1980
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX1050
This group has been meeting and working together for more than a year now in an attempt to discover their real needs and affirm their own capacity to be self-reliant.
Isle Madame, where D'Escousse is located, is a small island off the southern coast of Cape Breton Island. It has a very marginal economy based on a bit of agriculture and fishing. For over a hundred years the island has been bi-lingual. A very large percentage of the people are illiterate in both French and English. An important part of the purpose of the welfare rights group is to develop literacy and writing ability through their involvement with concrete efforts to develop self-reliance. At present they are gathering second hand clothing and have a depot through which it is distributed. They are thinking about the possibility of a producer's co-op.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1980.