News - Poverty Research

January 28, 2015
In a recent article, Iglika Ivanova, an economist for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives points out that income inequality continues to be a pressing issue for Canadians. Even though there...
Keywords: Media, Poverty Research, All of Canada
January 23, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation released its 2015 Gates Annual Letter this week. The letter, titled “Our Big Bet for the Future,” makes a bold prediction: “The lives of people in poor...
Keywords: Health, Human Rights, Media, Poverty Research, International
January 19, 2015
Oxfam International has just released a report which forecasts that the richest 1% of the global population will own more than half the world’s wealth by next year. Oxfam’s executive director is...
Keywords: Media, Poverty Research, International
November 24, 2014
British Columbia has the fifth highest child poverty rate in Canada, according to the 2014 Child Poverty Report Card released today by First Call B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. This means...
Keywords: Poverty Research, British Columbia
September 16, 2014
The Board of Directors at Canada Without Poverty (CWP) is made up of individuals from all over Canada who have lived experience of poverty. The experiences of their board help CWP to understand the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
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: http://bchealth.eventbrite.ca *Not in...
Keywords: Health, Poverty Research, 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: Poverty Research, Welfare, British Columbia, New Brunswick, Ontario
August 5, 2014
An interesting article posted on the Carnegie Community Action Project blog. In “Challenging the rhetoric of stigmatization: the benefits of concentrated poverty in Toronto’s Regent Park”, Martine...
Keywords: Housing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 12, 2014
The federal Justice Department has chopped $1.2 million from its research budget, and is tightening control to ensure future legal research is better aligned with the government’s agenda. Previous...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 11, 2014
A recent B.C. study has found that a program that provides alcohol to chronic, homeless alcoholics reduces emergency hospital visits and arrests, likely saving taxpayer dollars in the long run. The...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
December 10, 2013
Today on the 20th Anniversary of Human Rights Day and with this week's passing of Nelson Mandela we look a speech he made in 2005 for a campaign to end poverty. But in this new century, millions of...
Keywords: Poverty Research
November 7, 2013
According to a newest Statscan survey on Internet use there is a huge link between household income and internet use. According to Statscan, 62% of people in the poorest households use the internet...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Technology, All of Canada
October 8, 2013
Researchers say that the data quality for Canada's National Household Survey was even worse than expected and has masked shifts in poverty and income inequality. In 2010 the federal government...
Keywords: Poverty Research, British Columbia
August 7, 2013
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. Public...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Mental Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
July 8, 2013
The child poverty rate in British Columbia is back to being the worst in Canada. It rose from 10.5 percent in 2010 to 11.3 percent in 2011, according to newly-released figures from Statistics Canada...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia
June 27, 2013
The Canadian Human Rights Commission has released a report that documents the impact of poor conditions on the daily lives of Aboriginal people. The report, Equality Rights Data Report on Aboriginal...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Poverty Research, All of Canada
June 18, 2013
This paper, Poverty as a Human Rights Violation by Vincent Greason, explores how six provincial anti-poverty strategies are remarkably similar in spite of the fact that they address differing socio-...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, All of Canada
May 31, 2013
Calgary city council has approved the aim of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative (CPRI) to reduce the number of people in Calgary living in poverty so that 95% of people are above the poverty...
Keywords: Alberta, Government Policy, Poverty Research
May 30, 2013
A year ago the Conservative government eliminated the budget of the National Council of Welfare (NCW). Since 1969, the NCW has provided welfare and poverty statistics, fact-based social policy...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
December 4, 2012
In late November, First Call released their annual Child Poverty Report Card, that again showed that BC remains near the bottom when it comes to various measures of poverty. The report found: BC had...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia
July 25, 2012
The blog for the Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has an interesting article comparing the poverty reduction strategies for Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia. Twelve years ago, the two...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, British Columbia, Newfoundland, All of Canada
May 24, 2012
A B.C. Supreme Court Justice, Mark McEwan has struck down Victoria's civil court hearing fees as unconstitutional. The BC government charges $500 a day for civil court starting on day four of a trial...
Keywords: Legal Research, Poverty Research, British Columbia
May 16, 2012
For the last couple of days, the Tyee has been posting a series that explores three of the most widely advocated proposals to end poverty: the living wage, a guaranteed annual income, and government...
Keywords: Poverty Research, British Columbia
May 1, 2012
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, British Columbia
April 17, 2012
As Alberta gears up for a provincial election, parties are promising various ways to reduce poverty. The Edmonton Social Planning Council plans to occasionally analyze social policy commitments of...
Keywords: Alberta, Government Policy, Poverty Research
April 2, 2012
As part of the Federal Budget, the Tories have eliminated the National Council of Welfare (NCW). This shocking news will impact on many, not the least will be those who relied on NCW reports in anti...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
March 22, 2012
In 2009, Stephen Harper’s Conservative government changed the contents of the official citizenship guide that is given to all recent immigrants. The new version contained a lot more military history...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Ethnicity and Race, Immigrants and Refugees, Poverty Research, All of Canada
March 22, 2012
Local research indicates 20 per cent of Revelstoke (and area) residents are struggling to meet their basic needs and Revelstoke has some of the highest rent and food prices in the region. Due to the...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
March 12, 2012
The Huffington Post reports on a study by geographers at UBC that uses census data to explore how Vancouver is becoming more segregated based on income and race. The report draws on a similar study...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Poverty Research, Manitoba
March 6, 2012
The Carnegie Community Action Project has created a map that shows the increase of property values and businesses that exclude low income people, and the decrease in the number of low cost housing...
Keywords: Housing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
February 24, 2012
An article in Rabble talks about how gentrification in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is a form of structural violence and ultimately normalizes power structures.
Keywords: Homelessness, Poverty Research, British Columbia
February 21, 2012
Classroom teachers are front-line witnesses to the devastating impact of poverty on children in their communities. Amy Dash, a Home Economics teacher at Lakes District Secondary in Burns Lake, notes...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia
February 14, 2012
Today in the Vancouver Sun, Seth Klein from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Michael Goldberg former director of research at the Social Planning and Research Council of BC and Steve...
Keywords: Poverty Research, British Columbia
February 2, 2012
According to Kim Slater: Here's what we still know about the province: the child poverty rate in B.C. has reached 12% again and is the highest in Canada for the eighth consecutive year; the overall...
Keywords: Poverty Research, British Columbia
January 11, 2012
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition works towards introducting a bold and comprehensive poverty reduction plan in BC Check out their new website.
Keywords: Organizing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
January 11, 2012
According to the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) by noon on January 3rd, the first official working day of the year, Canada's Elite 100 CEOs (the 100 highest paid CEOs of companies...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
December 23, 2011
From the Homeless Hub: 30,000 Hamiltonians are working and still living in poverty. How is this possible? It used to be that if someone was having a tough time making ends meet, the simple answer was...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Workers' Rights, Ontario
November 24, 2011
November 2011 marks 22 years since the House of Commons adopted an all-party resolution to end child poverty in Canada. Today, Campaign 2000 has released its 20th National Report Card on Child/Family...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 15, 2011
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia
November 3, 2011
The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group (VIPIRG) has collaborated on a report on Policing Poverty in Victoria Policing practices and the criminal justice system hold distinct and dramatic...
Keywords: Poverty Research, British Columbia