News - All of canada

January 5, 2004
While many diverse views were represented, all agreed that the current welfare system fails to offer low-income Canadians dignity and the means necessary to have an acceptable quality of life, and...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
November 25, 2003
It's estimated more than one million Canadian children are living in poverty. The percentage is highest in Manitoba, where more than 22.5 per cent of children live below the poverty line. See a news...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 21, 2003
"Feds, provinces, territories fail to meet commitments as nation-wide affordable housing crisis grows worse" say the National Housing and Homelessness Network's recent report card. Three key demands...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
November 17, 2003
"Two million adult workers in Canada today [that's one in six workers] earn less than $10 an hour. Barely enough to sustain an individual, let alone a family, or lift them out of poverty." Canadian...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
October 13, 2003
Canada's non-reserve Aboriginal population faces ongoing challenges in health, education, housing and language, according a new report showing first results from the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
October 13, 2003
Canada's non-reserve Aboriginal population faces ongoing challenges in health, education, housing and language, according a new report showing first results from the 2001 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
October 12, 2003
Imagining a Future of Inclusion, the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance 2003 Pre-Budget Consultations is available online.
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
September 11, 2003
This autumn the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) will be urging the federal government to consider poor Canadians when it drafts Canada’s next budget. On behalf of seven organizations, the...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
August 29, 2003
"From the economic viewpoint, one can infer that poverty and disablement are synonymous with each other. What happens when poverty and disability are experienced at the same time?" Disablement and...
Keywords: Disability, Women, All of Canada
August 27, 2003
The Evaluation of the National Homelessness Initiative: Implementation and Early Outcomes of the HRDC-based Components is available on the Human Resources Development Canada website.
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
July 21, 2003
Funding Matters: The Impact of Canada’s New Funding Regime on Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations is the title of the new study (in PDF) by the Canadian Council on Social Development. "The sense of...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, All of Canada
July 21, 2003
While all levels of government talk about a national housing strategy and curbing homelessness and poverty, tens of thousands of Canadians including thousands of children are paying the price for our...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
June 12, 2003
The Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities tabled the report entitled Tax Fairness for Persons With Disabilities. In the report the standing...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
June 12, 2003
"The Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference is a bilingual national event that has been held biennially since 1982 at different universities in Canada. The purpose of the conference is to advance...
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, All of Canada
June 12, 2003
"The evidence also suggests that low income Canadians use payphones substantially more frequently than others, and are thus more reliant on payphone service than are higher income Canadians. It is...
Keywords: Organizing, Utilities, All of Canada
June 12, 2003
The Market Basket Measures (MBM) provides a new perspective on low income as it is based on a specific transparent basket of goods and services. The cost of purchasing this basket of goods and...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 7, 2003
In a long-awaited judgment, the Federal Court of Appeal has upheld the federal employment insurance scheme's rules requiring women to work a certain number of hours, saying it is not a breach of...
Keywords: Unemployment, Women, All of Canada
April 27, 2003
In her Report tabled April 8, 2003 in the House of Commons, the Auditor General of Canada, Sheila Fraser, expresses concern over the continued critical shortage of adequate housing for First Nations...
Keywords: Housing, Indigenous, All of Canada
January 17, 2003
In 2001 Louise Gosselin challenged a cut to the welfare rate in Quebec for "employable" persons between the ages of 18 and 30 from $470 a month to $170 a month. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Welfare, All of Canada
January 17, 2003
The biennial Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference will be held at the University of Ottawa from June 15 to 17, 2003. The working title for the theme of this year's Conference is "Social...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada