News - Organizing

September 20, 2008
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
September 7, 2008
Oxfam has just released a new book called, From Poverty to Power (full text online in PDF) which gives an analysis world economic, finicial and state systems and how they can be changed and are being...
Keywords: Organizing, Poverty Research, International
August 13, 2008
A disabled activist and member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty has received an apology from a Toronto restaurant who discriminated against him. The manager at the Everest restaurant had told...
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Ontario
July 6, 2008
Colour of Poverty Campaign is trying to ensure the Ontario government's poverty reduction strategy begins to address the reality that people of colour are disproportionately living in poverty in...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Organizing, Ontario
May 28, 2008
On May 29th, Aboriginal people across Canada will hold the second National Aboriginal Day of in Action. The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) calls upon people in Canada to stand together to call on...
Keywords: Indigenous, Organizing, All of Canada
May 22, 2008
Read an article in the Toronto Star, "Poverty 'steals from your soul'" about a board member of the National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) (Link removed - No longer exists) travelling to Ottawa to...
Keywords: Organizing, Ontario
February 13, 2008
More and more anti-poverty organizations and coalitions are using the web to broadcast videos of their work. Housing not War, a campaign to demand the federal government spend money on housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, All of Canada, United States
July 3, 2007
The ODSP Action Coalition is seeking support for the demands they are making for the October Ontario provincial election. Read CLEONet's story about the campaign for more information.
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Ontario
February 17, 2007
According to research done by the PIVOT Legal Society (Link removed - No longer exists) and the Carnegie Community Action Project, one in five open lodging house rooms in Vancouver have been sold or...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia
February 17, 2007
Code Blue for Child Care, a national campaign to protect child care is accusing the Conservative government of abandoning child care. Code Blue has issued Harper and his government an "F" in three...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Organizing, British Columbia, All of Canada
January 7, 2007
A number of websites have sprouted up to protest the Conservative cuts to the Status of Women Canada. The cuts will also end funding to women's organizations that do lobbying, advocacy or research on...
Keywords: Organizing, Women, All of Canada
January 7, 2007
In November, women who use the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) asked the centre to be remain open after regular hours and act as a shelter for homeless women. With the help of volunteers, the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Organizing, Women, British Columbia
January 6, 2007
Government officials in Victora traditionally host a New Year's Levee when the public are invited into the main government building for food and beverages. For the past nine years, poor people and...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia
November 18, 2006
The Anti-Poverty Committee and their supporters have launched a housing campaign to force all levels of government to deal with the growing homelessness crisis in Vancouver. Over the past month, APC...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia
November 15, 2006
On the National Day to End Homelessness, the Victoria Ad Hoc Committee to End Homelessness and the Community Solidarity Coalition helped support a squat in an abandoned building in downtown Victoria...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia
November 8, 2006
The Hands Off Campaign has been working to stop the clawback of child benefits for those on social assistance. In Ontario, the provincial government clawbacks the majority of the federal tax benefit...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, Welfare, Ontario
November 3, 2006
Advocates and many others have been appalled by the abysmally low welfare rates in BC. The Raise the Rates Coalition was launched this spring by some community, faith and advocacy groups to call on...
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia
November 3, 2006
Ontario has increased the maximum monthly welfare cheque by 2% this month for Ontario Disability Support Program recipients and Ontario Works recipients. The Ontario Social Assistance Rate Increase (...
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Welfare, Ontario
October 9, 2006
The Save Low Income Housing Coalition (SLIHC) is a coalition working to save low-income housing units in the Greater Vancouver Area and to raise the rates of shelter allowance for income assistance...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Organizing, British Columbia
August 4, 2006
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Keywords: Organizing, Québec
July 4, 2006
Julian Beever does 3 dimensional illusionary drawings in chalk. One of his drawings, a forty foot long one, depicts a Make Poverty History world. See the Make Poverty History world from the front...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Organizing, International
July 4, 2006
Articles on how Canada's Defense budget may impact housing, the Toronto annual Street Count and Housing and International Human rights are some of the topics in the Cathy Crowe's July 2006 newsletter...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
June 10, 2006
Bishop Gary Gordon, who recently moved to Whitehorse, believes that a food bank would be a large help to the community. He is working with local anti-poverty advocates urging the establishment of one...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Organizing, Yukon
June 7, 2006
Justicia for Migrant Workers (J4MW) is a volunteer driven political non-profit collective comprised of committed activists from diverse walks of life (including labour activists, educators,...
Keywords: Organizing, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
May 3, 2006
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty's OCAP WOMEN OF ETOBICOKE brings the poor, unemployed, and youth together. We defend each other against Landlords, Bosses and Government who are attacking poor...
Keywords: Organizing, Ontario
April 1, 2006
Vivre Saint-Michel en Santé, a community revitalization initiative in the Montreal neighbourhood of Saint-Michel, has created a new offshoot organization to work specifically on projects that will...
Keywords: Organizing, Québec
April 1, 2006
The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) (Editor's note, May 2010: NAPO now called Canada Without Poverty) has launched a campaign that tracks Canada's commitment to the United Nations...
Keywords: Human Rights, Organizing, All of Canada
April 1, 2006
"Poverty is increasing and the gap between the rich and poor is widening. Poverty is not an inevitable part of the human social condition. It does not affect only 'the disadvantaged.' Poverty is not...
Keywords: Organizing, Nova Scotia
February 8, 2006
Nominate Someone Today for a Social Justice Award. The Centre for Social Justice searches every year to recognize those who have devoted their time and energy to the pursuit of social justice. "We...
Keywords: Organizing, Ontario
February 8, 2006
Established in 2002, Vibrant Communities is a pan-Canadian initiative that explores promising local solutions to reduce poverty. Fifteen communities from across Canada have formed a learning...
Keywords: Alberta, Organizing
January 9, 2006
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative's published Minority Report: A Report Card on the 2004-05 Minority Government, which examines the problems, grades the efforts, and outlines an unfinished...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
December 7, 2005
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' election links page intended to help people make informed decisions.
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
October 2, 2005
The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) has launched a Youth Poverty Initiative (Link removed - No longer exists) that seeks to engage youth in doing research, telling their stories through...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, United States
September 4, 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: Organizing, Panhandling, Nova Scotia
September 2, 2005
The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg have an electronic copy of their summer newsletter (in PDF).
Keywords: Organizing, Manitoba
September 2, 2005
September 10 is the opening day of the United Nations 2005 World Summit, where leaders and delegates will evaluate the progress made toward the Millennium Development Goals set for 2015. These goals...
Keywords: Organizing, International
June 29, 2005
The Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization and other groups have called the Economic Unit Policy one of the worst examples of discrimination against low income people and are asking for its full...
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, New Brunswick
May 21, 2005
Yad b'Yad (Link removed - No longer exists) works with other organizations in the greater Vancouver region to facilitate evidence based research that demonstrates the depth and scope of poverty in...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia
May 21, 2005
Solidarity Across Borders, a Montreal network of refugee groups, individuals and their allies, is planning a one-week march from Montreal to Ottawa to draw attention to the struggles of refugees and...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, All of Canada
April 27, 2005
Get Your Vote On is an initiative dedicated to encourage those under 34 to vote: "Because the world is run by those who show up. Because no one will care about our issues if we don't. Because those...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada