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December 9, 2005
The Housing Again Bulletin is a monthly electronic bulletin highlighting housing and homelessness initiatives in communities across Canada sponsored by Raising the Roof as part of the Housing Again...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
December 7, 2005
Child poverty continues to be a problem in Canada. Immigrant families, in particular, are living in poverty, due largely to the failure of the Canadian government to recognize their credentials. Not...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
December 7, 2005
HungerCount is a national survey of emergency food programs in Canada conducted by the Canadian Association of Food Banks (CAFB). The survey reveals trends in food bank use, such as the number of...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
December 7, 2005
Download the 12 page winter edition of the the National Disaster Post's housing newsletter (in PDF).
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
December 7, 2005
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' election links page intended to help people make informed decisions.
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
November 8, 2005
The Housing Again Bulletin is a monthly electronic bulletin highlighting what people are doing to put housing back on the public agenda across Canada and around the world, sponsored by Raising the...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
November 8, 2005
19 Canadian NGOs attended the 5th review of Canada's compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Committee and made...
Keywords: Women, All of Canada
November 7, 2005
In response to the rise in energy costs, the Government of Canada has issued an Energy Cost Benefit to help low income families. More information on the Energy Cost Benefit is available on the...
Keywords: Utilities, All of Canada
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
November 3, 2005
In a world of "full participation”, persons with disabilities would have equal access to the physical environments in which we work, live and play. Media and information would be equally available to...
Keywords: Disability, 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
October 3, 2005
The concept of gender equality recognizes that treating women and men identically will not ensure equality because they experience different social relations and living conditions. This concept also...
Keywords: Women, All of Canada
October 3, 2005
Campaign 2000's brief to the Standing Committee on Finance pre-Budget consultation urges changes to the child tax credit, the minimum wage, early childhood education, and post-secondary education...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, All of Canada
October 3, 2005
As increasing engery costs are becoming a large strain on the poor, the National Anti-Poverty Organiztion (NAPO) is calling government, at all levels, to take action. The NAPO is concerned that...
Keywords: Utilities, All of Canada
October 3, 2005
The federal government's current budgetary process is leaving women behind. A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International...
Keywords: Government Policy, Women, All of Canada
October 3, 2005
Recently revised, the National Council of Welfare's "Welfare Incomes 2004" (a 125 page report) is the latest annual update on welfare in each province and territory. It estimates welfare incomes for...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
September 5, 2005
"A newborn child, just because she happens to be born female, is more likely to grow up to be poor as an adult. Women form the majority of the poor in Canada. One in seven (2.4 million ) Canadian...
Keywords: Women, All of Canada
September 3, 2005
In Left Behind: Low-Paid Workers in Canada (in PDF), Ron Saunders, Director of Canadian Policy Research Network (CPRN), profiles those who work full-time for less than $10 an hour [full-time students...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
June 30, 2005
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy has released commentary on the proposals in the 2005 federal Budget that will help reduce costs, primarily through the disability tax credit and the medical...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
June 30, 2005
WE*ACT has put together a position paper on senior women living in poverty called: Pensions in Canada: Policy Reform because Woman Matter (in PDF). The Vancouver City Council recently voted to add...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, Women, All of Canada