Online Resources - Research and education

May 19, 2011
A global network based in the U.K. - containing references to hundreds of publications, recent news and upcoming events, as well as details of organisations working worldwide for children. The site...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Legal Research, Research and education, International
April 14, 2011
Pivot Legal works to advance the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action. Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to...
Keywords: child welfare, child welfare, criminalization, criminalization, Downtown Eastside, Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, homelessness, homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Organizing, policing, policing, sex workers, sex workers, social change, social change, social justice, social justice, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education, Services
April 14, 2011
Canadians were outraged in August 2001 when Kimberly Rogers died, destitute, alone and eight months pregnant, while under house arrest for welfare fraud. What many people do not know is that the...
Keywords: justice, Poorbashing, Welfare, welfare fraud, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Research and education
April 11, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services
April 8, 2011
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation has created an antipoverty social justice action group to help support you in your work as teachers or social justice activists. One of their goals is to...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Poverty Research, school, social justice, teachers, teaching, youth poverty, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Research and education
April 8, 2011
The Canadian Council for Refugees is a non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and...
Keywords: immigrant rights, immigrant rights, Immigrants and Refugees, newcomers, newcomers, refugee reform, refugee reform, refugee rights, refugee rights, Campaigns and initiatives, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
March 11, 2011
Lasa is a UK charity that helps organization give better welfare rights advice, use technology to deliver more effective and efficient services and influence policy on legal services. Lasa produces a...
Keywords: Technology, technology, Welfare, Research and education, International, Services
December 9, 2010
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy does rigorous, high-quality research and analysis; seeks to inform and influence public opinion and to foster public discussion on poverty and social policy;...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, social policy, All of Canada, Research and education
November 25, 2010
Decoda Literacy Solutions is BC’s literacy organization. We are committed to being a vehicle for individual and community change; a catalyst for a culture of literacy and learning for people of all...
Keywords: Education, literacy, British Columbia, Programs and courses, Research and education
November 25, 2010
The Manitoba Research Alliance for Transforming Inner-city and Aboriginal Communities is a five-year research project dedicated to solving the complex problems of poverty and social exclusion in...
Keywords: Indigenous, inner city, Poverty Research, Manitoba, Research and education
November 18, 2010
Research, presentations and reports from the Bed Bug Symposium 2010 Conference Proceedings.
Keywords: bed bugs, Housing, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
November 17, 2010
The goal of Community Health Online Digital Archive Research Resource (CHODARR) is to improve health and social welfare research and advocacy by providing academic and community-based health...
Keywords: Health, health research, HIV/AIDS, Housing, Indigenous, Mental Health, social justice, social welfare research, Women, British Columbia, Directories, Reports and documents, Research and education
October 20, 2010
Westcoast LEAF has a site that reviews rights in the workplace and personal relationships for youth. It also reviews sources of rights (government, laws and the justice system) and what we can do if...
Keywords: Children and Youth, employment rights, employment rights, Human Rights, youth justice, youth justice, youth rights, youth rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Research and education
October 14, 2010
In 2000, Northern FIRE: The Centre for Women's Health Research at UNBC was established to undertake community development and research activities aimed at exploring and addressing the determinants of...
Keywords: Health, Women, women's health, British Columbia, Research and education
August 19, 2010
This Stats Canada site includes statistics and reports on individuals and families living with low income in Canada, various provinces, or other geographical units (e.g., cities, small towns, and...
Keywords: inequality, low income, Poverty Research, poverty statistics, Stats Canada, Government information, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
August 19, 2010
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Growing Gap project takes an in-depth and sustained look at one of the biggest challenges of our time: Worsening income and wealth inequality in Canada....
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, income gap, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
August 17, 2010
The National Council of Welfare has an interactive welfare incomes map that shows amount families, people with disabilities, and single people receive in provinces and territories across Canada.
Keywords: map, Welfare, welfare incomes, All of Canada, Research and education
June 30, 2010
The Coming Together Project is an arts-based community research project exploring how women and transwomen who are marginally housed build support networks with each other in order to survive.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Homelessness, Women, Ontario, Research and education
March 25, 2010
Cooper Institute is a development education centre which does popular education and research. Cooper Institute works with groups that are organized for social change, such as primary producers,...
Keywords: community development, Education, Foodbanks and Food, Indigenous, livable income, Poverty Research, social change, Women, Prince Edward Island, Research and education
December 22, 2009
IM-POWER-ED is a one-year project that aims to assist all groups of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in orienting, educating and empowering themselves via access to public legal education and...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Legal Info (PLEI), temporary foreign workers, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Research and education
September 10, 2009
The Basic Income European Network (BIEN) aims to serve as a link between individuals and groups committed to, or interested in, basic income, i.e. an income unconditionally granted to all on an...
Keywords: basic income, Poverty Research, Research and education, International
January 24, 2009
The Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick's website has publications on a wide range of legal topics including wills and estate planning, family law, family violence,...
Keywords: Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, New Brunswick, General resources, Research and education
December 30, 2008
CROP is a response from the academic community to the problem of poverty. CROP concentrates on research. The major aim is to produce sound and reliable knowledge, which can serve as a basis for...
Keywords: Poverty Research, General resources, Research and education, International
October 28, 2008
This paper by Toronto-based social policy analyst John Stapleton for CCPA, looks at the history of public investments during economic downturns and finds that the ghost of the last recession (in the...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada, Research and education
July 13, 2008
The Centre for Urban and Community Studies was established in 1964 as a research unit of the School of Graduate Studies. Its research associates include professors and graduate students from a dozen...
Keywords: Poverty Research, urban issues, Ontario, All of Canada, Research and education
July 13, 2008
Eurosio, which is Latin for "to yearn, to hunger for," is a student refereed academic journal published by the Ontario Association of Food Banks ( in collaboration with Meal...
Keywords: hunger, poverty, Poverty Research, Ontario, Research and education