News - All of canada

February 13, 2008
More and more anti-poverty organizations and coalitions are using the web to broadcast videos of their work. Housing not War, a campaign to demand the federal government spend money on housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, All of Canada, United States
January 24, 2008
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has called for a national action plan to end homelessness and deliver affordable housing. Read more in a CBC article, "$3.35B needed each year for housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
January 21, 2008
Check out PovNet's Applications and Forms page and find online applications and forms and information on how to apply for welfare, disability, unemployment, student loans, housing and more by region...
Keywords: All of Canada
January 8, 2008
New research by Jack Hicks, a social research consultant living in Iqaluit, Nunavut, tracks how suicide trends in the Arctic correlate with increased colonialism and modernization in the Arctic....
Keywords: Indigenous, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada, International
January 2, 2008
Do Canada's social programmes satisfy our obligations under human rights treaties to which Canada is a signatory? What have UN treaty bodies said regarding Canada's compliance with its international...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
January 2, 2008
The Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women has a new fact sheet, Women’s experiences of social programs for people with low incomes (in PDF). This fact sheet weaves together the...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Indigenous, Welfare, Women, All of Canada
November 29, 2007
The Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) and the Canadian Peace Alliance (CPA) have launched a Housing Not War campaign to demand that funding the federal government has directed towards war and...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, Ontario, All of Canada
November 22, 2007
CUPE has published a short but thorough overview of low wage work in Canada by province and demographic group. Read "Low paid work still widespread in Canada" on the CUPE website.
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
November 14, 2007
The Canadian Association of Food Banks has released their national yearly survey of emergency food programs in Canada. This annual survey documents the struggle of food banks to keep up with ever...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
November 14, 2007
In follow up to his recent visit to Canada, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Miloon Kothari, has released a press release that calls for Canada to take immediate action to tackle the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, All of Canada
November 6, 2007
BCPIAC is is taking a test case to court on the new identification rules on voting in a federal election. As of June 2007, even if you are a registered voter, you will be refused a ballot on election...
Keywords: Homelessness, Human Rights, British Columbia, All of Canada
October 23, 2007
Yesterday, Miloon Kothari, the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing of the United Nations Human Rights Council presented his preliminary findings on adequate housing in Canada. Mr. Kothari visited...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
October 23, 2007
The C.D. Howe Institute has released a report, Reducing Poverty: What has Worked, and What Should Come Next (in PDF) that claims that policies that target employment for the poor, along with improved...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
October 15, 2007
Shelagh Day and Gwen Brodsky have authored a study entitled: Women and the Canada Social Transfer: Securing the Social Union (in PDF). The report explains how social assistance and legal aid have...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Welfare, Women, All of Canada
October 15, 2007
As Miloon Kothari, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Right to adequate Housing, does his fact-finding mission to Canada from October 9 to 22, the Wellesley Institute has released a...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
September 6, 2007
A new report, Improving the Health of Canadians: Mental Health and Homelessness (in PDF) explores the complex relationship between homelessness and mental illness. The report finds homeless people in...
Keywords: Homelessness, Mental Health, All of Canada
June 27, 2007
A comprehensive report issued by the Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics, called "Homelessness in a Growth Economy" (in PDF) shows that homelessness is now a chronic problem across Canada. The...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
June 26, 2007
Last week, at the National Aboriginal Women's Summit, the Minister for Heritage and the Status of Women announced five years of funding to build and support women's shelters on reserves. According to...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Yukon, All of Canada
March 28, 2007
CCPA released a report, Bringing Minimum Wages Above the Poverty Line (in PDF) that shows provincial governments have allowed the value of minimum wages to be eaten away by inflation for too long....
Keywords: Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
March 26, 2007
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has posted a 2007 Alternative Federal Budget.
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada