News - All of canada

May 5, 2006
"A particularly visible indicator of increasing economic inequality in Canada is the growth in homelessness, with its implied social message that Canadian society clearly does not care what happens...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
May 5, 2006
The CBC report, "Dying for a job," is the result of three years of research. Journalists with CBC's Investigative Unit navigated freedom of information laws and negotiated for data from workplace...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 5, 2006
A new research report, Home is Where the Heart is and Right now that is Nowhere (in PDF) by the Institute of Urban Studies at the University of Winnipeg examines hidden homelessness among Aboriginal...
Keywords: Homelessness, Indigenous, All of Canada
May 3, 2006
National Anti-Poverty Organization (Link removed - no longer exists) tells us tax cuts are bad for our health and bad for the poor; the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has an Alternative...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
May 3, 2006
The Financial Consumer Agency's mandate is to protect and educate consumers in the area of financial services. They provide consumer information and oversee financial institutions to ensure that they...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) (Editor's note, May 2010: NAPO now called Canada Without Poverty) has launched a campaign that tracks Canada's commitment to the United Nations...
Keywords: Human Rights, Organizing, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
Only slight progress was made according to the Second Report Card released by the Alliance to End Homelessness (in PDF). A page of the report's hightlights (in PDF) is also available to be downloaded...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
The March 2006 issue of Housing Again features: The Housing Agenda - Post Election and also looks at issues related to homeless youth.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
A report written in 1912 indicates the importance of housing: "It is from the standpoint of the health of the people that the all-important question of housing must be approached. Housing conditions...
Keywords: Health, Housing, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
A report by of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation’s program of analysis for the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) sponsored by the federal Department of Human Resources and Skills...
Keywords: Education, Welfare, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
Alberta's Reverend Hutchison called on the Federal government to provide housing for aboriginal peoples. He sees housing creation as a way to put an end to homelessness, however, an editorialist...
Keywords: Homelessness, Indigenous, All of Canada
February 11, 2006
The Canadian Association of Food Banks/ Phones-for-food have developed a program which works towards both environmental and social causes. The project recycles old cell phones and uses the profit to...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
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
February 8, 2006
Aboriginal children, on and off reserves are not doing nearly as well as non-Aboriginal children. Over half of Aboriginal children live in poverty. Twice as many Aboriginal babies will be born...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, Violence, All of Canada
February 8, 2006
Vulnerable workers are those whose participation in the labour market leaves their well-being at risk because of difficulty accessing work that is decently paid and/or that offers conditions of work...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
February 8, 2006
A recently released report argues that a number of new work and family related life-chance guarantees are required to improve income, job creation and security. Neither tax cuts, reductions in social...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
January 9, 2006
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative's published Minority Report: A Report Card on the 2004-05 Minority Government, which examines the problems, grades the efforts, and outlines an unfinished...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
January 8, 2006
An article in The Tyee - an alternative web magazine - by Jean Swanson suggests now is the time to make welfare rates an issue. Included in the article are rationale for the necessity of higher rates...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
January 8, 2006
The Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives (Link removed - No longer exists) writes a response to a mistake which appeared in the Toronto Star. The newspaper wrote that an adult refugee recieved...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
January 8, 2006
Cathy Crowe's January newsletter focuses on housing and the Federal Election.
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada