News - All of canada

March 1, 2011
Many Canadians believe that the poor are themselves responsible for living in poverty, says a new report exploring attitudes on poverty by the Salvation Army. This report launches The Dignity Project...
Keywords: Organizing, Poorbashing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
February 3, 2011
Just a Click Away is hosting a series of free webinars exploring different website models used to provide access online to public legal education and information. On January 25th, PovNet participated...
Keywords: Legal Info (PLEI), British Columbia, All of Canada, United States
January 17, 2011
PovNet has been highlighted on one of the biggest legal blogs in Canada. Slaw is a cooperative Canadian weblog on all things legal. Check out the Slaw blog and the post on PovNet.
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
January 12, 2011
The Legal Resource Centre is pleased to announce the launch of LawNet (formerly ACJNet), three web portals that will help you find the legal-related information you need: LawNet Alberta, LawNet...
Keywords: Alberta, Legal Info (PLEI), All of Canada
December 22, 2010
The Just a Click Away project has released a short report on social media and public legal education & information. What makes social media effective? How can social media and web 2.0...
Keywords: Legal Info (PLEI), All of Canada
December 15, 2010
A new report from the National Council of Welfare (NCW) shows that welfare can be harder to get today than 20 years ago. This means more people were forced into destitution to qualify for welfare in...
Keywords: Welfare, All of Canada
December 13, 2010
An interesting article in the Tyee analyses how right wing politicians have been twisting it backwards by declaring bicycles and public transportation as elitist.
Keywords: Poorbashing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 25, 2010
The child poverty rate in British Columbia dropped to 14.5 percent in 2008, according to the latest figures published by Statistics Canada. The number of poor children was 121,000 - or about one of...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
November 23, 2010
Metcalf Innovation Fellow John Stapleton has released a new report that explores the weaknesses in the design of North American social welfare institutions through the stories of two individuals. It...
Keywords: Government Policy, Welfare, Ontario, All of Canada, United States
November 23, 2010
The Toronto Star investigative series on how Status Indians are falling further behind other Canadians in quality of life.
Keywords: Indigenous, All of Canada
November 18, 2010
Dignity for All: the Campaign for a Poverty-Free Canada — a coalition of over 430 organizations from across the country – applauds the report from the Human Resources, Skills and Social Development...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
November 17, 2010
Sharon McIvor will file a complaint against Canada at the United Nations. She says, "Canada continues to discriminate against Aboriginal women and their descendants in the determination of...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, Women, All of Canada, International
November 15, 2010
For the past four years, the federal government has refused to endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, claiming that Canada could not support resource rights, the right to...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada, International
October 25, 2010
Penny Goldsmith interviewed several advocates and PovNet board members across BC and Canada during her fellowship with the Carold Institute last year. This illustrated story came out of an interview...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Organizing, Technology, All of Canada
August 24, 2010
The At Home/Chez Soi project is a three year national project based on the Housing First approach. A total of 2285 homeless people living with a mental illness will participate. 1,325 people from...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, All of Canada
August 19, 2010
The Centre for Policy Alternatives has published an article that says not only does Canada have the worst dept to income ratio of 20 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, All of Canada
July 27, 2010
Article from rabble.ca about the ramification on poor people of the conservative government's getting rid of the long census form: Sam Boshra, a former analyst for Statistics Canada, puts it this way...
Keywords: Disability, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
July 22, 2010
Stephen Gaetz talks about the Alberta government's new plan to discourage people from giving money to panhandlers and give to agencies instead. He argues that "this kind of thinking represents policy...
Keywords: Alberta, Housing, Mental Health, Panhandling, Poorbashing, Welfare, All of Canada
July 15, 2010
In this article based on his address to the Congress of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences on May 29th, 2010, the former leader of the NDP summarizes the journey of...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
June 25, 2010
The CBA has released a new report on legal aid in Canada called,Moving Forward on Legal Aid: Research on Needs and Innovative Approaches. The report considers the current state of legal aid, both in...
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada