CTV Atlantic reports:
Nova Scotia’s privacy commissioner is among those questioning forms being used to screen clients at a Halifax food bank.
The Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank is asking detailed questions in a new assistance application form in an effort to identify clients in need, but some say the form is too intrusive.
“Have this whole list of things and then say they want you to provide proof, that’s a little humiliating,” says Hellen Williams, who is a volunteer and a client at the food bank.
The form is four pages long and asks for clients’ health card numbers and birthdates, as well as income information and a long list of household expenses, and applicants are expected to provide proof.
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