British Columbia

Poverty: Health Hazard for All
September 9, 2014
Talk by Dr Gary Bloch, a strong advocate for addressing the social determinants of health through primary care and political advocacy. Register for the event: *Not in...
Keywords: Article , Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia
September 4, 2014
Vancouver Community Network, the Lower Mainland FreeNet, is working to ensure that life-saving information can circulate quickly among affected groups via text messages. The system will provide...
Keywords: Article , Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Welfare, British Columbia
September 3, 2014
Vibrant Communities Canada bloggers talk about the limitations of poverty reduction strategies and a Poverty Outline for Saint John, New Brunswick.
Keywords: Article , Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario
August 18, 2014
A short documentary by David Shortt and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition highlighting the root causes of queer and trans poverty in British Columbia. Premiering at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Welfare, British Columbia
July 14, 2014
A report released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives examines the rise of temporary agency work in British Columbia, and explores the experiences of temporary agency workers. The...
Keywords: Article , Workers' Rights, British Columbia
July 14, 2014
A recent study conducted by the Housing Justice Project indicates that among other issues, renters in Metro Vancouver struggle with housing affordability and instability. With major community...
Keywords: Article , Housing, British Columbia
June 27, 2014
A room full of surprised veteran B.C. Aboriginal leaders erupted in “cheers and tears” after the Supreme Court of Canada, in the most important aboriginal rights case in the country’s history, ruled...
Keywords: Article , Indigenous, British Columbia, All of Canada
June 27, 2014
When the management of a block of luxury flats in London, England, felt they had an issue with homeless people sleeping on the doorstep, their solution was apparently to install a set of spikes. In...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
At Your Hearing graphic
June 25, 2014
A new resource for refugee claimants developed by Kinbrace, this guide helps you: learn key refugee legal issues track your refugee claim on the right timeline learn strategies to help prepare for...
Keywords: Online Resource , Immigrants/Refugees/Newcomers, refugee hearing, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Ontario
June 17, 2014
A 10-year plan which is supposed to address the needs of people with disabilities in British Columbia is not going over well with advocates. Jane Dyson, Executive Director of the BC Coalition of...
Keywords: Article , Seniors and Elders, Welfare, British Columbia
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