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May 18, 2002
Today, widespread homelessness in Canada is recognized as a national disaster that is both urban and rural and which most dramatically effects women. Despite this, programs and responses to...
Keywords: Housing, Women, All of Canada
May 18, 2002
Canadian Bar Association (CBA) released a study on the Constitutional Right to Legal Aid. The study is entitled Making the Case: the Right to Publicly-Funded Legal Representation in Canada (in PDF)...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada
May 18, 2002
An evaluation set out to examine what has happened as a result of the Criminal and Young Offender Legal Aid cost-sharing agreements with the provinces and to assess the extent to which national legal...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada
May 18, 2002
Butterfly 208 (Link removed - No longer exists) is an art and essay contest for Canadian youth to step up, speak out and take action against poverty and other major development issues affecting young...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, All of Canada
January 18, 2002
December 2001 saw the release of the federal budget. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)'s Alternative Budget demonstrates the federal government could inject more funding into social...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
January 18, 2002
On December 18, 2001 the Governments of Canada and British Columbia announced the signing of an Affordable Housing Agreement which will provide $177.4 million over the next five years to help...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
January 18, 2002
According to the National Housing and Homelessness Network Canada has moved another big step towards a fully-funded national housing program, thanks to effective political pressure at the federal-...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
December 6, 2001
A position paper published in October 2001 by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) gives the CCSD's perspective on poverty lines, with recommendations to Statistics Canada and the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
October 27, 2001
Nationally, Jim O'Dea (former chair of B.C. Housing) has been hired by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help them prepare for the federal-provincial-territorial housing ministers'...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
October 6, 2001
In August the Federal, provincial and territorial housing ministers made an important promise at their annual summit. They promised to sign-off on a new national housing program at a special meeting...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
October 6, 2001
August 21, 2001 - by Michael Shapcott, National Housing and Homelessness Network An important breakthrough at the federal-provincial-territorial housing ministers' meeting in London - thanks to the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, All of Canada
August 21, 2001
Jean-Guy Allard's Granma International article (Link removed - No longer exists) reports on a tragic situation and its human rights implications for Canadian Aboriginal and First Nations people.
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada
August 21, 2001
CERA (Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation) is launching a new project called "Women and Housing in Canada: Barriers to Equality" and wants to hear from women in Canada about how their ability...
Keywords: Housing, Women, All of Canada
June 11, 2001
A new book by Jean Swanson, a long time anti-poverty activist with End Legislated Poverty, challenges how people with power and money attack the poor. "I am sure that anyone who has experienced...
Keywords: Poorbashing, All of Canada
April 13, 2001
Canada's employment insurance laws are constitutionally unfair to women because, as primary caregivers, it is harder for them to work the hours needed to qualify, a tribunal ruled Thursday. "When a...
Keywords: Unemployment, Women, All of Canada
March 30, 2001
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives study, Depressing Wages: Why welfare cuts hurt both the welfare and working poor, examines the impact of welfare cuts in the mid-1990s (in PDF), not only on...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
December 7, 2000
Judging Poverty: Using International Human Rights Law to Refine the Scope of the Charter by Bruce Porter of the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues is about whether the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Human Rights, Welfare, All of Canada
December 7, 2000
Elections Canada has eased the address requirement so that homeless people were able to vote in the recent federal election. Registered shelters for the homeless were allowed to take a list of...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada
September 21, 2000
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (604) 681-4786, and End Legislated Poverty are launching a postcard campaign to urge Prime Minister Chretien to ensure that provinces do not deduct National the...
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, All of Canada
September 21, 2000
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on July 9, 2000 in Mavis Baker v. Minister of Citizenship and Immigration that administrative decisions made on the basis of prejudice against single mothers,...
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada