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December 3, 2004
Despite its important contribution to Canada’s social and economic policy goals, housing has become a policy orphan. In this December 2004 report, Housing is Good Social Policy (in PDF), Tom Carter...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
October 17, 2004
The annual Hunger Count report revealed that the amount of people using food banks has greatly increased in the last year. Many people using the food banks are employed, but low income earners. The...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
October 17, 2004
From a report by Amnesty International: "Social and economic marginalization of indigenous women, including some government policies, have pushed indigenous women into "extreme poverty, homelessness...
Keywords: Indigenous, Violence, Women, All of Canada
October 17, 2004
This year marks the 5th anniversary of National Housing Day. On November 22nd communities across the country will host events, drawing attention to the dire need for affordable social housing. The...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
September 4, 2004
The number of people on welfare jumped in the wake of the recession of the early 1990s, then fell sharply during the rest of the decade, according to a new study examining social assistance. StatCan'...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
July 6, 2004
A review by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives "argues that Canada has followed the United States in welfare programming, and has blended the United States model with ideology borrowed from...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
July 6, 2004
The Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health recently released the final report from a two-year study on the health of rural, remote and Northern women. The report is the largest qualitative study...
Keywords: Health, Women, All of Canada
May 6, 2004
The National Council of Welfare (NCW) is a citizens' advisory body to the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada on matters of concern to low-income Canadians. A new report Income for Living...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
May 4, 2004
"A report by Statistics Canada says many people in low-paying jobs can't find better work. The study found about half of those paid the minimum wage or less in 1996 were faring no better five years...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 1, 2004
A new National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) report (in PDF)(Link removed - No longer exists) on women who are homeless is based on interviews with 46 women who self-identified as homeless in...
Keywords: Homelessness, Women, All of Canada
May 1, 2004
"The poverty rate among Aboriginal peoples in the country’s 12 largest cities is between twice and four times the rate for non-Aboriginal people. More than 50 per cent of Aboriginal children live in...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
May 1, 2004
A new National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) report (in PDF)(Link removed - No longer exists) on women who are homeless is based on interviews with 46 women who self-identified as homeless in...
Keywords: Homelessness, Women, All of Canada
March 25, 2004
Response to the Liberals 2004 budget has been swift. From Dennis Howlett, Executive Director of NAPO (National Anti-Poverty Organization): It is a bitter pill indeed for Canada's poor, who as a...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
March 19, 2004
Life expectancy for First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada is five to 10 years shorter than other Canadians and infant mortality rates among these communities is two to three times that of the...
Keywords: Health, Indigenous, All of Canada
March 19, 2004
Paul Martin promised anti-poverty activists that he would put forward a housing releif plan as part of his party's platform upon entering the next election. Although he wouldn't say how much he would...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
March 19, 2004
Life expectancy for First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada is five to 10 years shorter than other Canadians and infant mortality rates among these communities is two to three times that of the...
Keywords: Health, Indigenous, All of Canada
March 15, 2004
Statistics Canada has released the low income cutoffs (LICOs) for 2003 and low income measures (LIMs) for 2001, before and after tax. LICOs are income thresholds, determined by analysing family...
Keywords: Family, Government Policy, All of Canada
March 15, 2004
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released its 10th annual Alternative Federal Budget 2004: Rebuilding the Foundations. The budget offers an alternative way of accounting for our tax...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
January 11, 2004
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is releasing a series of ten technical papers to accompany the 2004 Alternative Federal Budget. "...the overall economic record is more flawed when...
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
January 11, 2004
"This document provides a review of, and framework for understanding, disability definitions in key Government of Canada initiatives. Overall, the report illustrates and seeks to clarify the complex...
Keywords: Disability, All of Canada