Panhandling

May 1, 2014
The street vending bylaw, currently being constitutionally challenged by Pivot Legal Society, penalizes a survival strategy for low-income people who struggle to make ends meet. More than 95% of all...
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, Panhandling, British Columbia
May 30, 2011
Real Change is a street newspaper, an advocacy group, a Homeless Speakers Bureau, and literary program out of Seattle. They aim to build bridges among the poor, homeless and the greater community,...
Keywords: Online Resource , Homelessness, Media, Organizing, Panhandling, Seattle, Washington, General resources, United States
July 22, 2010
Stephen Gaetz talks about the Alberta government's new plan to discourage people from giving money to panhandlers and give to agencies instead. He argues that "this kind of thinking represents policy...
Keywords: Article , Alberta, Housing, Mental Health, Panhandling, Poorbashing, Welfare, All of Canada
DNC
June 22, 2010
The Downtown Eastside Neighborhood Council is a representative group of downtown eastside residents who advocate for the needs, interests, and aspirations of our neighbourhood. Issues include First...
Keywords: Online Resource , Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Panhandling, Poorbashing, British Columbia, Organizations
August 18, 2009
It is never a good time to be poor but the criminalization of poverty seems to be intensifying locally and internationally. In Vancouver this week, a homeless man died in a park in East Vancouver in...
Keywords: Article , criminalization, Homelessness, News, Panhandling, British Columbia, International
May 22, 2008
According to the Wellesley Institute blog, the Toronto City Council's Executive Committee has adopted a panhandling strategy that ensures panhandlers have access to housing, supports and income. This...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, British Columbia, Ontario
February 18, 2007
The Toronto city council is proposing a bylaw to outlaw panhandling in tourist areas but according to a short legal outline by the Wellesley Institute, Are the poor allowed to ask for help? an anti-...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, Ontario
January 6, 2007
Vancouver mayor, Sam Sullivan, has launched the Project Civil City (Link removed - No longer exists) to address "public disorder." According to the mayor the goals of the project are to eliminate...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, News, Panhandling, Poorbashing, British Columbia
December 7, 2005
The Safe Streets Act affects many people, including panhandlers, squeegee kids, street vendors and charity fundraisers. Abrochure published by the Legal Services Society, BC Public Interest Advocacy...
Keywords: Article , News, Panhandling, British Columbia
September 5, 2005
Halifax agencies are organizing to protest the act because it targets low income individuals. "The Provincial legislation with the stated purpose of promoting safety on the streets by controlling...
Keywords: Article , News, Organizing, Panhandling, Nova Scotia
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