News - All of canada

July 13, 2006
The Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology released its fifth and final report on mental health, mental illness and addiction in Canada: “Out of the Shadows at Last.” The report...
Keywords: Mental Health, All of Canada
July 7, 2006
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada formerly Canada Employment Commission (CEC), has an easy to read website with links to all their programs including the Internet Job Bank and Employment...
Keywords: All of Canada
July 7, 2006
The Government of Canada Website is the jumping off point for all federal ministries, programs, publications and forms. Le site web du Gouvernement de Canada est le point de commencement de tous les...
Keywords: All of Canada
July 7, 2006
The Social Development Canada - Persons with Disabilities page offers information and links on government initiatives related to people with disabilities. Le Développement Social Canada - page pour...
Keywords: Disability, All of Canada
July 6, 2006
A new study provides evidence that the higher mortality rate of poorer men compared with that of wealthier men could be caused by the higher number of poor male smokers. One researcher suggested a...
Keywords: Health, All of Canada
July 6, 2006
The Canadian government's Federal Statutes webpage provides information on Canada's laws and legal system.
Keywords: All of Canada
July 4, 2006
From the Caledon Institute comes a paper on reforming Canada's income security programs and supportive services for working-age adults, which Caledon has dubbed "adult benefits." The first part of...
Keywords: Unemployment, Welfare, All of Canada
July 4, 2006
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) June 2006 paper looks at the question of wage supplements. Read the 13 page CCPA report (in PDF.)
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
July 4, 2006
Articles on how Canada's Defense budget may impact housing, the Toronto annual Street Count and Housing and International Human rights are some of the topics in the Cathy Crowe's July 2006 newsletter...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
July 4, 2006
The Housing Again Bulletin is a monthly electronic bulletin highlight what people are doing to put housing back on the public agenda. Archived copies are also available online.
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
June 18, 2006
http://integration-net.ca - A Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) funded site with links to refugee and immigrant services across Canada.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
June 12, 2006
(Editor's note, June 2010: Link removed due to changes in organization. This organization is no longer active.) The National Coalition on Housing and Homelessness believes it is time for the federal...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
June 10, 2006
The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights issued many criticisms regarding Canada's poverty laws. It was noted the neither minimum wages nor income assistence meat the basic needs of...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
June 7, 2006
"New evidence suggests that adult learning and raising literacy skills have the potential to significantly improve the economic wellbeing of those with relatively low initial education and skills...
Keywords: Education, All of Canada
June 7, 2006
The May 2006 edition of E-Network (in PDF) - a Canadian Policy Research Network publication - contains stories on vulnerable workers, poverty in Canada and a link to their spring newsletter.
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
June 7, 2006
Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a volunteer driven political non-profit collective comprised of committed activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators,...
Keywords: Organizing, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 21, 2006
The UN's recommendations (in PDF) (Link removed - no longer exists) specifically mention cuts to civil legal aid (they refer to British Columbia in particular), insufficiency of minimum wage and...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
May 21, 2006
The UN's recommendations (in PDF) specifically mention cuts to civil legal aid (they refer to British Columbia in particular), insufficiency of minimum wage and welfare to maintain an adequate...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
May 7, 2006
Social justice groups from Canada report on Canada’s disappointing performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The Canadian Feminist Alliance for...
Keywords: Human Rights, All of Canada
May 6, 2006
The May 2006 issue of Housing Again features: Feature: Counting the Homeless, Community Profile: The Street Culture Kidz Project Inc. News Briefs: Recognizing Programs that Support Homeless or At-...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada