News - Education

January 12, 2015
A new report published by the Ministry of Children and Family Development has found that children in foster care are disproportionately accessing income assistance upon turning 19, according to an...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
May 23, 2014
Canada Without Poverty (CWP) has joined forces with the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) in a legal case going to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2014. The case is called Taypotat v...
Keywords: Education, Human Rights, Indigenous, All of Canada
January 23, 2014
According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, former foster children in B.C. will soon have access to a $200,000 fund that will help pay for non-tuition expenses if they cannot afford to attend post-...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, British Columbia
December 4, 2012
The Globe and Mail and CBC's As it Happens have reactions and analysis of the Supreme Court of Canada's landmark decision that held that severe learning disabled students are entitled to the same...
Keywords: Disability, Education, British Columbia
November 19, 2012
Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision that held that severe learning disabled students are entitled to the same access to education as students without...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Education, British Columbia, All of Canada
September 11, 2012
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since 1990, projects fees for each province for the next four years, and examines...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Debt and Consumer Law, Education, All of Canada
September 27, 2011
There are two sides to the debate over child poverty in British Columbia. According to the well-funded researchers at the Fraser Institute, the problem is exaggerated, but despite attempts such as...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Family, Poverty Research, British Columbia
September 19, 2011
Nick Smith, a BC public school teacher, wrote in The Tyee last week about the utility of open source software, and the special advantages it has for teaching courses online. Smith is an affiliate of...
Keywords: Education, Technology, British Columbia, International
August 24, 2011
A successful First Nations university program has closed as a result of federal funding cuts. The Indian Studies Support Program of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, which had...
Keywords: Education, Indigenous, British Columbia
November 15, 2006
The Nova Scotia government has announced that 50 individuals a year will be able to receive welfare while attending post secondary education. The program will fund any gaps between an individual's...
Keywords: Education, Welfare, Nova Scotia
June 7, 2006
"New evidence suggests that adult learning and raising literacy skills have the potential to significantly improve the economic wellbeing of those with relatively low initial education and skills...
Keywords: Education, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
A report by of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation’s program of analysis for the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP) sponsored by the federal Department of Human Resources and Skills...
Keywords: Education, Welfare, All of Canada
February 11, 2006
A report provides evidence of Ontario children being humiliated if unable to pay their school fees. The report argues that these fees are not only difficult on low income families, but are also...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ontario
February 8, 2006
A new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) and Simon Fraser University (SFU), A Path Out of Poverty (in PDF), indicates the province must invest in education programs for low-...
Keywords: Education, British Columbia
February 9, 2001
Humanities 101 is a program for low-income people who have been denied access to university education in the past. The program exposes people who would like to learn about the liberal arts such as...
Keywords: Education, British Columbia