News - All of canada

June 11, 2009
For the last ten months, Penny from PovNet has been interviewing BC advocates about how they use PovNet and how it has changed the way they work as advocates. She has put together a digital story...
Keywords: Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
May 19, 2009
As more people are being laid off from full time jobs, access to Employment Insurance is continuing to be an issue. According to a report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, more people...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
March 30, 2009
A couple of reports have looked at the links between income, women, and childcare in Canada. Stats Canada just released a report that shows that a sizeable earnings gap exists between Canadian women...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Women, All of Canada
March 23, 2009
The Canadian Council on Social Development develops and promotes progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities. Much of their...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 11, 2009
The HUMA Committee, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA)in the House of Commons has released a summary on the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
February 25, 2009
MOSAIC has recently updated some of their public legal guides. Check out Immigration and Refugee Law Guide (Editor's Note, Sept 2010: This Guide is now called Legal Issues for Newcomers and is...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
February 5, 2009
NAPO, the National Anti-Poverty Organization, has changed its name to Canada Without Poverty. According to their website: "These changes are part of our repositioning for the strongest possible...
Keywords: Organizing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
February 4, 2009
February is Black History Month and across the country organizations are celebrating and organizing special events. Check out the links below to find out what is happening in your community. For an...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, All of Canada
February 1, 2009
More analysis of the Federal 2009 Budget from a variety of critics.
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
January 27, 2009
Some preliminary analysis of the 2009 federal budget.
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
January 27, 2009
Some Budget Highlights: Increasing for two years all regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefit entitlements by five extra weeks and increasing the maximum benefit duration to 50 weeks from 45 weeks...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
January 27, 2009
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has released their 2009 Alternative Federal Budget. Government officials say that the federal government will run a deficit in the coming fiscal year but...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
January 26, 2009
Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities 2008 is the sixth annual federal progress report on disability. It provides an overview of key initiatives that federal departments have...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
January 26, 2009
The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is a focal point within the Government of Canada for key partners working to promote the full inclusion and participation of Canadians with disabilities in all...
Keywords: Disability, All of Canada
January 24, 2009
Check out PovNet's listings on how to apply for legal aid in provinces and territories across Canada.
Keywords: Legal Aid, All of Canada
January 18, 2009
Organizations, individuals and provincial governments from across Canada are calling on the federal government to make drastic changes to the Employment Insurance program. Presently only fifty-four...
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
January 9, 2009
According to a report by the Fraser Institute, increasing the minimum wage in BC and across Canada to $10 will boost unemployment, especially for young people. The BC Federation of Labour and the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
December 30, 2008
Human Resources and Social Development Canada (HRSDC) has just released a new report, Low Income in Canada: 2000-2006 Using the Market Basket Measure. The Market Basket Measure (MBM) is a more robust...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
December 19, 2008
According to an article in the Globe and Mail, wait times for EI cheques have increased from 28 days to up to 40 days probably due to the increase of laid-off workers.
Keywords: Unemployment, All of Canada
December 19, 2008
Some more articles and resources about poverty and anti-poverty work and policy during the ongoing economic crisis.
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada