News - New brunswick

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
April 16, 2014
Last week, the Fredericton Morgentaler clinic announced that it would be closing its doors in July due to a lack of funding from the New Brunswick government. New Brunswick is the only province in...
Keywords: Women, New Brunswick
November 5, 2013
A federal court judge has overturned unilateral changes to social assistance on reserves. The federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development had ordered the Mi'kmaq bands to reduce...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Welfare, New Brunswick, All of Canada
August 22, 2011
Food prices are rising globally, but how is that affecting the cost of basic items in Canadian grocery stores? Common Front for Social Justice has released data collected in New Brunswick showing the...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, New Brunswick, All of Canada
August 3, 2010
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy has put together a report on reforming welfare in New Brunswick. Reconstructing Social Assistance in New Brunswick: Vision and Action July 2010 The Government...
Keywords: Welfare, New Brunswick
November 16, 2009
Over the past year governments, business and non profit sectors, people living in poverty and individual citizens have worked together to create a plan to reduce poverty in New Brunswick....
Keywords: Government Policy, New Brunswick
March 25, 2009
Organizations in Fredricton, Moncton and Halifax have all released report cards on homelessness in their cities. The report cards are used to try and identify indicators that can be used to measure...
Keywords: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
December 4, 2008
Some provincial governments across Canada have implemented poverty reduction strategies. The following links have information on these strategies.
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec
December 2, 2008
The New Brunswick government has launched a year long consultation for New Brunswickers, community organizations, business, and the government to come together to create a long-term plan to reduce...
Keywords: Government Policy, New Brunswick
November 22, 2007
New Brunswick will be increasing the minimum wage to $7.75 and will continue to review the wage at least once a year to bring the wage in line with standards of living. (Read more on CBC, "N.B.'s...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, New Brunswick
February 18, 2007
Across the country there are two projects involving low income women taking photographs of their lives. In Saskatchewan a group of First Nations women are photographing what they see everyday as part...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Art and Culture, Women, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan
July 10, 2006
This New Brunswick government website entitled Immigrating to New Brunswick has information on programs and services for immigrants to New Brunswick.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, New Brunswick
April 1, 2006
Vibrant Communities Saint John (VCSJ) was founded in 2004. Saint John community organizers take pride in the rich interwoven relationships that form the basis of their work to identify and remove...
Keywords: Poverty Research, New Brunswick
October 3, 2005
"If Welfare Owns You, You Can't do Nothing": Life on Social Assistance in New Brunswick (in PDF). This 57 page research report by the Action Research Laboratory of the School of Social Work,...
Keywords: Welfare, New Brunswick
June 30, 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
March 12, 2005
With the increased cost of rent and utilities more people are having to rely on food banks. However, food banks in New Brunswick are having difficulty finding enough food for everyone during the...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, New Brunswick
January 23, 2005
The New Brunswick legislature has given final approval to a private-members bill that will protect the poor from discrimination. The amendment to the New Brunswick Human Rights Act - available online...
Keywords: Human Rights, New Brunswick
July 6, 2004
On June 30, 2004 the New Brunswick government passed an amendment to the New Brunswick Human Rights Act to include "social condition" as a protected ground in the Act. Throughout the Act all...
Keywords: Human Rights, New Brunswick
July 6, 2004
The government of New Brunswick is amending legislation regarding legal aid, so as to make it more accessible. Their goal is to ensure that anyone who cannot afford a lawyer is able to recieve legal...
Keywords: Legal Aid, New Brunswick
May 4, 2004
An amendment to the Human Rights act which prohibits discrimination on the basis of a social condition, such as poverty, could impact the distribution of welfare. This amendment was put forward with...
Keywords: Human Rights, Welfare, New Brunswick