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January 17, 2003
Statistic Canada has released the the 2001 Low Income Cut-Offs - the 'Poverty Line'. The information can be found in the Canadian Council of Social Development's (CCSD) easy to read table or in the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
January 17, 2003
Campaign 2000 has released the 2002 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada (in PDF) and has called on the federal government to adopt three main recommendations as priorities for a social investment...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
January 17, 2003
Health charities issued a news release expressing their outrage at the federal government's proposal to amend the Income Tax Act to further tighten the eligibility criteria for people who have...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
StatsCan's publication, The Daily, recently featured a story regarding the release of family income figures for the year 2000. "After-tax income rose for the fifth straight year in 2000 ... At the...
Keywords: Family, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
"An effective social safety net must address both aspects of poverty, as well as the fact that poor people are not a homogeneous group that can be fitted with a one-size-fits-all solution." Social...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
The Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) project, coordinated by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, released its Economic and Fiscal Update. The report forecasts a combined surplus of $27.9...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
A Framework to Improve the Social Union for Canadians (which has come to be known as the Social Union Framework Agreement ) was signed by the Prime Minister and Canada's Premiers, except for the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
Not everyone may realize that governments in Canada are obligated to ensure that everyone has adequate housing. However, Canada is a signatory to international human rights treaties that oblige...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
National Housing Day is November 22, 2002 and the National Housing and Homelessness Network (NHHN) is encouraging people to get involved. The NHHN's website and the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
October 30, 2002
Download the study by EKOS Research Associates, Tracking the Dual Digital Divide (in PDF), tracks updates on general access levels to the internet, and who's still not online. It also discusses...
Keywords: Technology, All of Canada
October 30, 2002
The federal government has failed in its pledge to reduce hunger and poverty as more and more Canadians must turn to food banks across the country to feed their families. The 2002 HungerCount Report...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
October 7, 2002
The United Way's publication A Decade of Decline not only analyzes the changes in financial wellbeing of Torontonians through the level of household income, the rate of poverty, the depth of poverty...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Poverty Research, All of Canada
October 7, 2002
A study that finds that some HIV/AIDS patients admitted to St. Paul s Hospital check themselves out early before their treatment is completed, in order to avoid a reduction in their welfare benefits...
Keywords: Health, Welfare, All of Canada
October 7, 2002
The current law in Canada governing charities restricts them to using just 10 percent of resources for advocacy. The Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS) project is working to...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
October 7, 2002
The federal government has failed in its pledge to reduce hunger and poverty as more and more Canadians must turn to food banks across the country to feed their families. The 2002 HungerCount Report...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
June 9, 2002
Affordable housing was the topic of a debate following Libby Davies' Private Members Bill C-416, an act to provide for adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, be read the second...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
June 9, 2002
The National Housing and Homelessness Network (NHHN) has issued a statement on which provinces are living up to the agreement signed in November 2001. In that agreement all ten provinces agreed to...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
June 9, 2002
On Her Own: Young Women and Homelessness in Canada is a new report released by Status of Women Canada. It explores the causes, demographics and patterns of homelessness among young women (aged 12 to...
Keywords: Homelessness, Women, All of Canada
May 18, 2002
A report entitled Getting it Right for Canadians: The Disability Tax Credit by the Parliamentary Sub-Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities has denounced a letter by Canada Customs and...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
May 18, 2002
The National Council of Welfare's (NCW) March report on welfare Incomes (in HTML) (the 2002 NCW's report can also be downloaded in PDF) found that welfare incomes were still well below the poverty...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada