All of Canada

July 25, 2012
The blog for the Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has an interesting article comparing the poverty reduction strategies for Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia. Twelve years ago, the two...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Poverty Research, British Columbia, Newfoundland, All of Canada
July 18, 2012
The topic of Homeless Hub's latest newsletter is the affect social profiling has on the homeless, Social profiling refers to the use of a person's social status (in this case, their homelessness) by...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Human Rights, Poorbashing, All of Canada
July 16, 2012
In late April 2012, the federal government announced a series of sweeping changes to the Interim Federal Health (IFH) program (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/arriving-healthcare.asp),...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
July 16, 2012
The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary, taxpayer-funded coverage of health-care benefits to people in the following groups who are not eligible for provincial or...
Keywords: Applications/Forms , Health, health care, Immigrants/Refugees/Newcomers, refugee, All of Canada
At Home
May 23, 2012
Check out the interactive web documentary, "At Home: In search of the real cost of homelessness," on the National Film Board of Canada website that explores the At Home/Chez Soi project across Canada...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, All of Canada
May 4, 2012
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has just issued its first decision on a complaint against Canada under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on...
Keywords: Article , Human Rights, Indigenous, Violence, Women, Northwest Territories, All of Canada
May 1, 2012
The Human Resources Ministery has changed the rules so employers will now be allowed to pay foreign temp workers 15 per cent less than the average wage. See the Canadian Council for Refugees and...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 1, 2012
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population. It has been estimated that approximately 25-40% of homeless...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, All of Canada
April 17, 2012
A new Centre for Policy Alternatives report, Working After Age 65: What is at Stake?, looks at some of the realities of working past age 65, and examines the potential impact of increasing the OAS...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
April 17, 2012
Four levels of human rights protections may be used to promote and enforce housing rights in Canada - provincial human rights codes, the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Article , Housing, Human Rights, Ontario, All of Canada
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