News - Poverty research

April 1, 2006
Vibrant Communities Saint John (VCSJ) was founded in 2004. Saint John community organizers take pride in the rich interwoven relationships that form the basis of their work to identify and remove...
Keywords: Poverty Research, New Brunswick
February 8, 2006
Perception (in PDF) is a digest of the Canadian Council of Social Development brings you news and views on social development issues like poverty and income security, employment, health, pensions and...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 7, 2005
"This document is a call for partners to come forward to help work out the best way to reduce poverty in our province. As is discussed in the paper, a comprehensive approach with a mix of policy...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Newfoundland
November 3, 2005
An international study says inequality and homelessness are rising in Canada - despite a sustained economic boom and repeated federal promises to cut poverty. Poverty is rising among children and new...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
October 3, 2005
Divided and Distracted (in PDF), a Social Watch report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives documents how recent federal reinvestments in social programs failed to relieve deep poverty in...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
December 3, 2004
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Nova Scotia has released a report card specific to Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Card 2004 (in PDF) provides information on Canada’...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Nova Scotia
May 4, 2004
"A report by Statistics Canada says many people in low-paying jobs can't find better work. The study found about half of those paid the minimum wage or less in 1996 were faring no better five years...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 1, 2004
A report by the Canadian Council on Social Development and United Way Toronto: Poverty by Postal Code, "provides evidence of a dramatic increase in high poverty neighbourhoods, hence the title. When...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Ontario
November 25, 2003
It's estimated more than one million Canadian children are living in poverty. The percentage is highest in Manitoba, where more than 22.5 per cent of children live below the poverty line. See a news...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
August 27, 2003
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC has produced a report on child and family poverty in BC for the B.C. Federation of Labour. The report A Path to Poverty: A Review of Child and Family...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Poverty Research, British Columbia
July 21, 2003
"The number of children living in poverty in Toronto increased by 21,800 in the past eight years..." states a report by Campaign 2000. On top of illustrating a general increase in child poverty, this...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Ontario
June 12, 2003
The Market Basket Measures (MBM) provides a new perspective on low income as it is based on a specific transparent basket of goods and services. The cost of purchasing this basket of goods and...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
January 17, 2003
Statistic Canada has released the the 2001 Low Income Cut-Offs - the 'Poverty Line'. The information can be found in the Canadian Council of Social Development's (CCSD) easy to read table or in the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
January 17, 2003
Campaign 2000 has released the 2002 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada (in PDF) and has called on the federal government to adopt three main recommendations as priorities for a social investment...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
StatsCan's publication, The Daily, recently featured a story regarding the release of family income figures for the year 2000. "After-tax income rose for the fifth straight year in 2000 ... At the...
Keywords: Family, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
"An effective social safety net must address both aspects of poverty, as well as the fact that poor people are not a homogeneous group that can be fitted with a one-size-fits-all solution." Social...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
A Framework to Improve the Social Union for Canadians (which has come to be known as the Social Union Framework Agreement ) was signed by the Prime Minister and Canada's Premiers, except for the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
October 7, 2002
The United Way's publication A Decade of Decline not only analyzes the changes in financial wellbeing of Torontonians through the level of household income, the rate of poverty, the depth of poverty...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Poverty Research, All of Canada
June 9, 2002
Young people raised in the poorest neighbourhoods of Canada's biggest city fare about the same as those from suburban, middle-class neighbourhoods in terms of income and education, a new federal...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Ontario
December 6, 2001
A position paper published in October 2001 by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) gives the CCSD's perspective on poverty lines, with recommendations to Statistics Canada and the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 30, 2001
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study, Depressing Wages: Why welfare cuts hurt both the welfare and working poor, examines the impact of welfare cuts in the mid-1990s (in PDF), not only on...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
March 8, 2000
Inequality in private market income has been growing steadily since the early 1970s. The publication of The Growing Gap, prepared by the Centre for Social Justice, highlighted that trend, and drawn...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada