News - Organizing

April 27, 2005
The Tyee has launched a "superblog" - a compilation of news items and stories related to the provincial election with the ability for reader comments.
Keywords: Media, Organizing, British Columbia
March 30, 2005
Cecile Guay didn't think much of computers and the internet. But she was very pleased when, in Naramata at a federated anti-poverty group AGM, she was shown a paper copy of the front page of the...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia
March 13, 2005
CreativeResistance.ca (Link removed - No longer exists) has taken a proactive stance and invited individuals and organizations throughout the province to contribute to special section of the Creative...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia
March 10, 2005
February 2005 saw a wide cross-section of charities, trade unions, faith groups, students, academics, literary, artistic and sports leaders launch Make Poverty History, a campaign against poverty. At...
Keywords: Organizing, International
October 16, 2004
The marginalization of people living with and vulnerable to HIV that is associated with poverty is unacceptable, and it is time that governments of all levels took action to eliminate poverty....
Keywords: Organizing, International
October 16, 2004
A group of demonstrators in Saskatchewan rallied together to pressure the government to raise the minimum wage from $6.65 an hour to at least $8.16 an hour. The Canadian Federation of Independent...
Keywords: Organizing, Saskatchewan
October 16, 2004
This year marks the 5th anniversary of National Housing Day. On November 22nd communities across the country will host events, drawing attention to the dire need for affordable social housing. The...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
April 9, 2004
The Representation Agreement Act of British Columbia provides the means for planning for or dealing with decisions that may have to be made after an adult becomes incapable. In May, the Attorney...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia
March 14, 2004
"WISE (Wellbeing through Inclusion Socially and Economically) (Link removed - No longer exists) is a grassroots group of citizens whose mission is to organize, represent, act on behalf of, and join...
Keywords: Mental Health, Organizing, British Columbia
February 13, 2004
More than 125 organizations are calling on B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell to totally rescind the two-year time limits on welfare benefits. The organizations are also asking Prime Minister Paul Martin...
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia
October 19, 2003
On April 1, 2004, the Government of British Columbia will begin to cut recipients off welfare if they have been on it for 24 months. Many vulnerable people will not be able to provide food, clothing...
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia
July 20, 2003
Funding Matters: The Impact of Canada’s New Funding Regime on Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations is the title of the new study (in PDF) by the Canadian Council on Social Development. "The sense of...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, All of Canada
June 11, 2003
"The Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference is a bilingual national event that has been held biennially since 1982 at different universities in Canada. The purpose of the conference is to advance...
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, All of Canada
June 11, 2003
"The evidence also suggests that low income Canadians use payphones substantially more frequently than others, and are thus more reliant on payphone service than are higher income Canadians. It is...
Keywords: Organizing, Utilities, All of Canada
May 6, 2003
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) issued its Concluding Comments on Canada in February, 2003. It singled out B.C. for criticism because of the...
Keywords: Organizing, Women, British Columbia
January 17, 2003
Bill 112, a law drafted by community groups, and designed to cut poverty in half over the next ten years, was passed unanimously by the National Assembly. The new law commits the provincial...
Keywords: Organizing, Québec
January 17, 2003
The biennial Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference will be held at the University of Ottawa from June 15 to 17, 2003. The working title for the theme of this year's Conference is "Social...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
National Housing Day is November 22, 2002 and the National Housing and Homelessness Network (NHHN) is encouraging people to get involved. The NHHN's website and the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
October 30, 2002
October 17 was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The day was proclaimed in 1993 by the United Nations Assembly. The annual United Nations Development Project awards honour...
Keywords: Organizing, International
October 6, 2002
The current law in Canada governing charities restricts them to using just 10 percent of resources for advocacy. The Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society (IMPACS) project is working to...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada
July 31, 2002
$30.2 million allocated to support families and youth in difficulty, improve living conditions, oppose exclusion and help communities to take charge of their destinies For Immediate Release MONTREAL...
Keywords: Organizing, Québec
May 17, 2002
Butterfly 208 (Link removed - No longer exists) is an art and essay contest for Canadian youth to step up, speak out and take action against poverty and other major development issues affecting young...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, All of Canada
March 20, 2002
March 2002 saw a Human Rights Award presented to Juan Carlos Canales-Leyton by the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. The award honours in particular Mr. Canales-Leyton's work in multiculturalism...
Keywords: Organizing, Nova Scotia
January 18, 2002
A group of seniors in Quebec are a big part of Project Genesis’s Social Action Group, and have spent much of the past few years fighting federal and provincial cutbacks to Medicare funding, medical...
Keywords: Organizing, Seniors and Elders, Québec
October 5, 2001
Trying to raise awareness about workers' rights there is an ongoing world-wide campaign to display a poster advertising the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in workplaces...
Keywords: Organizing, Workers' Rights, International
October 5, 2001
The federated anti-poverty groups of BC (“fapg”) is an umbrella organization of over 130 groups as well as approximately 65 individual members concerned with poverty and social justice issues, and...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia
October 5, 2001
In August the Federal, provincial and territorial housing ministers made an important promise at their annual summit. They promised to sign-off on a new national housing program at a special meeting...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, All of Canada
October 5, 2001
This video is based on interviews with leading members of OCAP including John Clarke and Gaetan Heroux, as well as footage of actions organized by the group in the last few years. Judy Koch has...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Organizing, Ontario
October 19, 2000
The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and other groups are supporting a group of panhandlers in Toronto who have been charged with violating the new Safe Streets Act. The panhandlers are...
Keywords: Organizing, Panhandling, Ontario
September 20, 2000
The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (604) 681-4786, and End Legislated Poverty are launching a postcard campaign to urge Prime Minister Chretien to ensure that provinces do not deduct National the...
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, All of Canada
September 20, 2000
The Canadian Women's March Committee demands that the United Nations and its member states take concrete measures to eliminate poverty and ensure a fair distribution of the planet's wealth between...
Keywords: Organizing, Violence, Women, All of Canada
July 31, 1999
Cecile Guay, long-time advocate for people with low incomes and disabilties, is the recipient of the Governor General's Caring Canadian Award, presented to volunteer whose contributions provide...
Keywords: Disability, Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia
February 9, 1998
"Building a People First Economy: Canada under the occupation of an army of marketeers" is a speech by Dr. Ursula Franklin delivered at the Ten Days for Global Justice seminar in Toronto in 1998. It...
Keywords: Organizing, All of Canada