News - All of canada

December 10, 2008
Today on the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the National Council of Welfare (an advisory body to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development) released an...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada, International
December 5, 2008
The following are some of our recently added postings to our Find an Advocate listings. If you are a non-profit advocacy group working in Canada and your organization is not listed in PovNet's Find...
Keywords: All of Canada
November 22, 2008
Campaign 2000 has released the 2008 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty, revealing that 19 years after the 1989 resolution that Canada would resolve child poverty by 2000, one in nine children...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 4, 2008
Much of what is being said about the global economic crisis is coming from above -- from government leaders, the heads of banks and financial institutions -- from those who helped create the crisis....
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
October 27, 2008
Twenty-five years ago, Canada was among the first countries to sign the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) treaty. The Canadian Feminist...
Keywords: Women, All of Canada, International
October 14, 2008
With growing concern over the economy, advocates across the country claim that federal candidates are not addressing those who will be hardest hit by growing economic uncertainty. Since the federal...
Keywords: Government Policy, Homelessness, Poverty Research, All of Canada
October 5, 2008
Indigenous women's organizations are calling on all candidates in the upcoming federal election to stop the violence against indigenous women and children and to uphold and promote the rights of all...
Keywords: Indigenous, Women, All of Canada
September 7, 2008
Since the government has called a federal election for October 14th, various news and blogs sites will have resources, opinion pieces, news stories and more about the election and poverty issues.
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
August 25, 2008
A blog post on the Progressive Economics Forum, "Falling Poverty Among the Elderly - A Canadian Success Story," describes how the poverty rate for seniors has fallen from 11.3% in 1989 to just 5.4%...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
July 22, 2008
The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned an earlier decision which found the Safe Third Country Agreement violated international and Canadian law. Under the Safe Third Country Agreement persons...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada, United States
June 28, 2008
Recently the Canadian government enacted legislation that gives the same human rights to First Nation members living on reserve as Canadians in the rest of Canada. Previously, native people on...
Keywords: Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada
June 28, 2008
In memory of all the missing and murdered women and children, aboriginal women are walking from Victoria, BC to Ottawa from June to September 2008. Gladys Radek, who lost a niece to the Highway of...
Keywords: Indigenous, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada
May 28, 2008
A Fraser Institute, What is Poverty? Providing Clarity for Canada (in PDF), claims that despite recent census data that showed increased levels of poverty across Canada, poverty has remained between...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 28, 2008
On May 29th, Aboriginal people across Canada will hold the second National Aboriginal Day of in Action. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) calls upon people in Canada to stand together to call on...
Keywords: Indigenous, Organizing, All of Canada
May 21, 2008
An interesting article in the Tyee, "Dying for the Rich" looks into a widely researched correlation between a wide income gap and a shorter overall life expectancy. Although in Canada, public health...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia, All of Canada
May 20, 2008
In the last budget, the federal government promised to create a new independent body, the Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board to determine EI premium rates from 2009 and on. However,...
Keywords: Unemployment, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 14, 2008
A payday loan is a short-term high-interest loan, typically marketed as easy cash to cover costs until the borrower’s next payday. Payday lenders have popped up all over Canada in the last decade....
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Ontario, All of Canada
March 14, 2008
LICOs (Low Income Cut-Offs) are published by Stats Canada and defined as an income threshold below which a family will likely devote a larger share of its income on the necessities of food, shelter...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 9, 2008
Federal Budget 2008 Resources: Federal Budget 2008 Wellesley Institute's Federal Pre-Budget Backgrounder CCPA Federal Budget 2008 Analysis CCPA Alternative Federal Budget 2008 L'Alternative...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
February 13, 2008
The Caledon Institute has released a policy paper, Canadians Need a Medium-Term Sickness/Disability Income Benefit (in PDF) discussing the possibility of a new sickness or disability benefit. The...
Keywords: Disability, Health, Workers' Rights, All of Canada