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May 25, 2010
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 25, 2010
Once at No. 6 in world ranking, ‘shockingly high’ death rate now puts Canada at No. 24, prompting urgent request to Health Minister.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 14, 2010
Bearing the Brunt: How the 2008-2009 Recession Created Poverty for Canadian Families, a report published by Citizens for Public Justice, details the rise in poverty and economic insecurity caused by...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 14, 2010
York University health researchers produce public primer on who gets sick and why in the report, Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts. They find the primary factors that shape the health...
Keywords: Health, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 16, 2010
The Community Access Program (CAP) has been funding affordable internet access and skills in communities across Canada for the last 16 years. A number of CAP sites have recently received letters from...
Keywords: Technology, All of Canada
March 1, 2010
The Centre for Policy Alternatives has released their annual alternative federal budget for 2010. The CCPA budget, titled "Getting the Job Done Right," focuses on unemployment and job creation.
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
February 16, 2010
A study on family financial health in Canada shows that personal debt is an increasing problem. The study says that in 2009 the average household debt climbed to $96,100, creating a debt to income...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Family, All of Canada
January 18, 2010
An article in the online magazine, Global Voices looks into the crisis of Aboriginal youth suicides in Canada due to poverty, colonization, isolation and lack of basic services. Suicide rates have...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, All of Canada
December 9, 2009
The Senate Subcommittee on Cities released an important new report on combating poverty in Canada. The timing comes just two weeks after the House of Commons passed a motion for the federal...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 20, 2009
Nov 18th, 2009 by Michael Shapcott Poverty is cutting almost eight years off the average life expectancy of Canadian men, and almost five years from women. Only half of the poorest men in Canada can...
Keywords: Health, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 17, 2009
Food Bank Canada's annual Hunger Report report shows that food bank use has increased by 18% over the last year. This is the largest yearly increase since 1997. “It is likely that hunger in Canada...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
October 1, 2009
According to Stats Canada the number of Canadians receiving regular EI benefits declined in July 2009 which is likely a result of unemployed workers running out of EI benefits without finding a job....
Keywords: statistics, Unemployment, British Columbia, All of Canada
October 1, 2009
Overall, analysts say that Bill C-50 will temporarily give additional employment insurance benefits to unemployed long-tenured workers. Most agree that this is not the EI reform that workers and the...
Keywords: employment insurance, Government Policy, Unemployment, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
September 14, 2009
A new report from CCPA shows that Canada still has shockingly high rates of women's poverty and that the recession has sidelined government polices to address women’s poverty. Women tend to be among...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Women, All of Canada
July 17, 2009
Keywords: Poverty Research, Ontario, All of Canada
July 17, 2009
A study from UBC and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that kids who grow up in poverty are more likely to have health problems such as heart disease, stroke...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
July 17, 2009
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released a report that claims Employment Insurance in Canada is far below most other OECD countries and below the levels of Canadian...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
July 4, 2009
The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is putting together The Social Development Report Series to understand how geography, history and politics have created different approaches to...
Keywords: Government Policy, poverty reduction, Poverty Research, All of Canada
June 19, 2009
Penny, in her blog Percolating, writes about her experiences at the Canadian Social Forum and how although the forum organizers made a serious effort to bring together diverse communities working...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
June 12, 2009
The Homeless Hub is a web-based research library and information center representing an innovative step forward in the use of technology to enhance knowledge mobilization and networking. The Homeless...
Keywords: Homelessness, All of Canada