News - All of canada

March 22, 2007
The federal government has promised an increase of $21 million for First Nations in this years budget. This is a far cry from the $5 billion dollars promised in the Kelowna Accord which the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Indigenous, All of Canada
March 6, 2007
According to a Statistics Canada report, A Portrait of Seniors in Canada (in HTML and in PDF) although the financial situation of seniors has improved over the past quarter century, senior women who...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Québec, All of Canada
February 18, 2007
Just about everyone agrees that a minimum wage is not a living wage. A couple of articles make more arguments for increasing the minimum wage. An article on Rabble.ca, "Making the minimum wage a...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
February 17, 2007
The National Council of Welfare has released their report, Solving Poverty: Four cornerstones of a workable national strategy for Canada (in PDF). Solving Poverty’s four cornerstones focus on:...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
February 17, 2007
Code Blue for Child Care, a national campaign to protect child care is accusing the Conservative government of abandoning child care. Code Blue has issued Harper and his government an "F" in three...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Organizing, British Columbia, All of Canada
January 7, 2007
The Canadian Association of Foodbanks recent report, Hunger Count 2006 (in PDF) has found that though there has been an overall drop in overall use, more working poor and more children are relying on...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
January 7, 2007
A number of websites have sprouted up to protest the Conservative cuts to the Status of Women Canada. The cuts will also end funding to women's organizations that do lobbying, advocacy or research on...
Keywords: Organizing, Women, All of Canada
January 7, 2007
First Nations people across Canada have become increasingly unhappy with the Conservative government's policies on First Nations issues. According to an article in the Straight Goods, "Deep-sixing...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada
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
January 7, 2007
The Canadian Council for Refugees has published its Annual Status Report on Refugee and Immigrants for 2006 (in PDF). The report gives an overview of the positive and negative impacts of government...
Keywords: All of Canada
November 24, 2006
There are a number of progressive organizations across Canada that are selling beautiful and inspiring fundraising calendars for the new year. You can order many of these online or seek out calendars...
Keywords: Art and Culture, All of Canada
November 8, 2006
The Federation of Francophone and Acadian Communities of Canada is taking the federal government to court over the government's decision to cut the court challenges program. The program set aside...
Keywords: Government Policy, Legal Aid, 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
Pivot's report, Beyond Decriminalization: Sex Work, Human Rights and a New Framework for Law Reform presents the results of two years of research and in depth discussions with eighty-four sex workers...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Women, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
September 16, 2006
The Canadian Association of Social Workers has released a new report entitled The Declining Health and Well Being of Low Income Women in Canada: A Preventable Tragedy. This CASW report, the fourth in...
Keywords: Health, Welfare, All of Canada
September 9, 2006
In a September 6, 2006 Canadian Bar Association release, the association reaffirmed its ongoing commitment to a constitutional right to civil legal aid and access to justice. This followed the BC...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada
September 4, 2006
In an August 2006 press release, National Council of Welfare press release the National Council of Welfare announced the completion of their report, Welfare Incomes 2005. It shows that, when adjusted...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
September 4, 2006
From September 26-29, a National Youth Homelessness Conference (Link removed - No longer exists) will be taking place in St. John's. The title of the conference is Beyond the Street: Youth and...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, All of Canada
September 4, 2006
Not only is Canada's federal government failing in its obligations to ensure that Canadians have access to the human right to adequate housing, according to a decision of the UN Committee on Economic...
Keywords: Housing, Human Rights, All of Canada
July 13, 2006
PhotoVoice is a participatory action research method pioneered by Carolyn Wang. PhotoVoice is a process that enables community members to produce photographs to document their experiences. The...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Women, All of Canada