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October 8, 2013
A new report by the Wellesley Institute, has found that refugees have faced adverse health effects since the federal government cut health care coverage to claimants in mid-2012. The report, The...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
September 26, 2013
Two grassroots organizations, No More Silence and Families of Sisters in Spirit, are launching a community-based database of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, compiled by the victims’...
Keywords: Indigenous, Women, All of Canada
September 24, 2013
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario has launched the Reimagining Accessibility Design Challenge to challenge students to redesign the traditional disability symbol of a wheelchair and create a more...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Disability, All of Canada
September 10, 2013
Yesterday the Conservative government announced a three year freeze on Employment Insurance premiums for employees and employers by saying that less people are unemployed and collecting EI. Advocates...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
August 7, 2013
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. Public...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Mental Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
July 16, 2013
A paper published by a University of Guelph researcher, who focuses on the history of food in Canada, has found studies conducted after World War Two that researched the effects of malnutrition by...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
July 8, 2013
There has never been an inquest into the death of a migrant worker under the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program in Canada. In Ontario the Coroners Act provides for mandatory inquests for certain...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
July 8, 2013
CBC has a multimedia site on prison and indigenous women called, Warehousing Indigenous Women. Currently, indigenous women are the fastest growing prison population and account for 31.9 per cent of...
Keywords: Indigenous, Prisoners' Rights, Women, All of Canada
June 27, 2013
The Canadian Human Rights Commission has released a report that documents the impact of poor conditions on the daily lives of Aboriginal people. The report, Equality Rights Data Report on Aboriginal...
Keywords: Indigenous, Poverty Research, All of Canada
June 20, 2013
A study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has found that a deplorable 40% of indigenous children live in poverty in Canada. In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, two thirds of status...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, All of Canada
June 18, 2013
This paper, Poverty as a Human Rights Violation by Vincent Greason, explores how six provincial anti-poverty strategies are remarkably similar in spite of the fact that they address differing socio-...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 30, 2013
A year ago the Conservative government eliminated the budget of the National Council of Welfare (NCW). Since 1969, the NCW has provided welfare and poverty statistics, fact-based social policy...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
May 23, 2013
A new book, Tomorrow We’re All Going to the Harvest: Temporary Foreign Worker Programs and Neoliberal Political Economy, explores how the the temporary foreign worker program has created a Canadian...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 1, 2013
On this International Workers' Day, we have put together some recent stories on the struggles and victories for workers' rights in Canada: Mental health: The next frontier for workers' rights |...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, All of Canada
April 17, 2013
The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), as well as people with lived experience of homelessness, advocacy organizations and community groups from across the country have formed the Right to...
Keywords: Housing, All of Canada
February 20, 2013
From rabble.ca The latest detail to emerge about the recent changes to EI is from the Digest of Benefit Entitlement Principles. The Digest is a guide to enforcing Employment Insurance, with...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
January 2, 2013
Over the past few weeks, there have been more actions, gatherings, and round dances in support of the Idle No More movement. The best way to keep up with what is happening is through the Idle No More...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
December 24, 2012
The Idle No More movement continues to grow as a mobilization of grassroots indigenous people fighting against the ongoing erosion of indigenous rights across Canada and the world. You can follow...
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
November 19, 2012
Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision that held that severe learning disabled students are entitled to the same access to education as students without...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Education, British Columbia, All of Canada
October 3, 2012
This study on the Homeless Hub builds upon the findings of several recent participatory projects in Canada which women facing homelessness have taken the lead and voiced their knowledge about the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Women, All of Canada