News - Poverty research

July 4, 2009
The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is putting together The Social Development Report Series to understand how geography, history and politics have created different approaches to...
Keywords: Government Policy, poverty reduction, Poverty Research, All of Canada
June 19, 2009
Penny, in her blog Percolating, writes about her experiences at the Canadian Social Forum and how although the forum organizers made a serious effort to bring together diverse communities working...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
June 19, 2009
Barbara Ehreneich, the author of “Nickel and Dimed”, has written an editorial in the New York Times about how the media has been concentrating on how the economic downturn has effected the upper and...
Keywords: economic crisis, Poverty Research, recession, United States
June 11, 2009
For the last ten months, Penny from PovNet has been interviewing BC advocates about how they use PovNet and how it has changed the way they work as advocates. She has put together a digital story...
Keywords: Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
March 29, 2009
As BC is gearing up for a provincial election in May 2009, a number of organizations from around BC under the ad hoc group, Poverty Reduction in BC, have put out resources and statements about a...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
March 23, 2009
The Canadian Council on Social Development develops and promotes progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities. Much of their...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 11, 2009
A new study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has found that today's poor and middle class families in BC are in worse financial shape than their parents’ generation. The study...
Keywords: Family, Poverty Research, British Columbia
March 11, 2009
The HUMA Committee, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)in the House of Commons has released a summary on the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 1, 2009
In the past week, the Ontario government introduced anti-poverty legislation aimed at reducing child poverty by 25 per cent in five years. The bill won't make it a law for Ontario to reduce poverty...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Ontario
February 10, 2009
Over 500 people turned up to raise awareness about poverty and homelessness at the second annual Poverty Olympics. The Poverty Olympics featured a mock torch parade, the mascots -- Creepy the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
February 6, 2009
Two hundred organizations from across the province have joined together to call for all-party support for a legislated BC poverty reduction plan. The groups -which include charities, unions,...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
February 5, 2009
NAPO, the National Anti-Poverty Organization, has changed its name to Canada Without Poverty. According to their website: "These changes are part of our repositioning for the strongest possible...
Keywords: Organizing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
December 30, 2008
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) has just released a new report, Low Income in Canada: 2000-2006 Using the Market Basket Measure. The Market Basket Measure (MBM) is a more robust...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
December 12, 2008
A report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) calls on BC political parties to create and implement a poverty reduction plan. Although BC has the highest poverty rate in...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, British Columbia
December 10, 2008
Today on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the National Council of Welfare (an advisory body to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development) released an...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada, International
December 5, 2008
The Ontario government has released their Poverty Reduction Strategy with a plan to reduce the number of children living in poverty by 25 per cent over the next 5 years.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Ontario
December 4, 2008
Some provincial governments across Canada have implemented poverty reduction strategies. The following links have information on these strategies.
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec
December 4, 2008
GTA Children’s Aid Societies and the Social Planning Network released a report on child poverty that shows a huge increase in the number of children living in poverty. The report shows that lack of...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Ontario
December 2, 2008
People living in poverty in the Great Lakes area may be experiencing a higher level of air pollution in their communities, according to a study released by the Pollution Watch project. The study...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Ontario, Québec
November 24, 2008
The Ontario Association of Food Banks has released an important and timely new report on the economic cost of poverty in Ontario. This is a first for Ontario and possibly for any Canadian...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Poverty Research, Ontario
November 22, 2008
Campaign 2000 has released the 2008 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty, revealing that 19 years after the 1989 resolution that Canada would resolve child poverty by 2000, one in nine children...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 22, 2008
A report issued by First Call, a BC child and youth advocate coalition says that: BC had the highest child poverty rate in Canada for the 5th year in a row at 21.9% Average incomes for both female...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia
November 22, 2008
The Edmonton Social Planning Council released a report that shows 1 in 10 children in Alberta live in poverty and this increases to 1 in 8 children in Calgary, 1 in 6 in Edmonton. Children with lone...
Keywords: Alberta, Children and Youth, Poverty Research
November 17, 2008
A report by the Saskatoon Health Region looks at poverty-reduction policy and programs in other places to determine how Saskatchewan could lift people out of poverty and reduce the health gap between...
Keywords: Health, Poverty Research, Saskatchewan
November 4, 2008
Much of what is being said about the global economic crisis is coming from above -- from government leaders, the heads of banks and financial institutions -- from those who helped create the crisis....
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 4, 2008
A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) analyzes BC's carbon tax for different income levels and finds that the government needs to change the tax in order to ensure people...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, British Columbia
October 14, 2008
With growing concern over the economy, advocates across the country claim that federal candidates are not addressing those who will be hardest hit by growing economic uncertainty. Since the federal...
Keywords: Government Policy, Homelessness, Poverty Research, All of Canada
September 7, 2008
Oxfam has just released a new book called, From Poverty to Power (full text online in PDF) which gives an analysis world economic, finicial and state systems and how they can be changed and are being...
Keywords: Organizing, Poverty Research, International
August 25, 2008
A blog post on the Progressive Economics Forum, "Falling Poverty Among the Elderly - A Canadian Success Story," describes how the poverty rate for seniors has fallen from 11.3% in 1989 to just 5.4%...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
August 25, 2008
The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) has released a report, Our Choice for a Better Ontario: A Plan to Cut Poverty in Half by 2020 (in PDF). The report includes thirty concrete...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Poverty Research, Ontario
June 28, 2008
Various community groups are keeping a close eye on the ongoing consultation of the Ontario Cabinet Committee on Poverty Reduction. For a variety of informed viewpoints on Ontario's poverty reduction...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Ontario
May 28, 2008
A Fraser Institute, What is Poverty? Providing Clarity for Canada (in PDF), claims that despite recent census data that showed increased levels of poverty across Canada, poverty has remained between...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 14, 2008
LICOs (Low Income Cut-Offs) are published by Stats Canada and defined as an income threshold below which a family will likely devote a larger share of its income on the necessities of food, shelter...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 9, 2008
Echoes of Inner City Voices (in PDF) is a follow up report to a series of stories that ran in the Winnipeg Free Press between 1997 and 1999. The series tried to give a voice to inner city people. The...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Manitoba
January 2, 2008
The City of Toronto is becoming increasingly divided by income, ethno-cultural characteristics, and socio-economic status, says a new report, The Three Cities within Toronto (in PDF), issued by the...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Poverty Research, Ontario
November 5, 2007
The Poverty Reduction Strategy Coalition of Nova Scotia has released a new document: Framework for a Poverty Reduction Strategy for Nova Scotia. It is now available online through the Community...
Keywords: Homelessness, Poverty Research, Nova Scotia
April 6, 2007
The Strategic Research and Analysis Directorate at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has released a report called Levels and Sources of Individual and Household Level Income for Inuit in Canada,...
Keywords: Indigenous, Poverty Research, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec
January 7, 2007
The Tyee has an interesting article, "Child Poverty is Down. No, it's Up," about two reports issued in the last couple months about child poverty. One report issued by the Fraser Institute claims...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 3, 2006
Despite other research, in a new report the Fraser Institute claims that poverty in Canada has fallen to the lowest level in history. Read the news release, "Poverty in Canada Hits Record Low," or...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
September 17, 2006
An Tyee article, "Poverty Amidst Plenty" calls attention to a recently released Human Resources and Social Development Canada report that puts B.C.'s average poverty rate at 22.5% in 2002. Averages...
Keywords: Poverty Research, British Columbia