News - Saskatchewan

March 21, 2009
The Saskatchewan government has released the 2009-2010 Budget and unlike many other provinces is predicting economic growth and a surplus. Included in the budget is $12.5 million to adjust shelter...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, Saskatchewan
December 30, 2008
According to advocates, homelessness in Saskatoon is increasing. Rent in Saskatoon is rising faster then any other city in Canada. The federal government has recently funded a new shelter but anti-...
Keywords: Homelessness, Saskatchewan
November 17, 2008
A report by the Saskatoon Health Region looks at poverty-reduction policy and programs in other places to determine how Saskatchewan could lift people out of poverty and reduce the health gap between...
Keywords: Health, Poverty Research, Saskatchewan
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: Art and Culture, Indigenous, Women, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan
July 7, 2006
A women's activist group in Regina has been trying to get a transition housing shelter for women established. The director of this group says that although Regina does have some battered women's...
Keywords: Housing, Women, Saskatchewan
February 1, 2006
The Community Resources Office of the Saskatchewan Government has information about the province's disability policy.
Keywords: Disability, Saskatchewan
December 7, 2005
In 2003, the incidence of child poverty in Canada was 17.6 percent. In Saskatchewan, 18.3 percent or 40,000 children lived in poverty. Read the Social Policy Research Unit Faculty of Social Work...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Saskatchewan
May 22, 2005
A study by Statistics Canada examined the effect of income and education on healthy aging. It suggested that those with higher incomes will be healthier than those with lower incomes as they age....
Keywords: Health, Saskatchewan
October 17, 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
July 6, 2004
A forum which occured in Saskatchewan discussed the issue of homelessness. ALthough not everyone in the province is aware, many people in Saskatchewan find themselves homeless every year. The...
Keywords: Homelessness, Saskatchewan
March 17, 2004
A new report Don't We Count as People? Saskatchewan Social Welfare Policy And Women's Health for the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE) is based on discussions with 43 women living...
Keywords: Welfare, Women, Saskatchewan
May 18, 2002
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) has released The 2002-2003 Alternative Budget of Choice for Saskatchewan: A Budget for Communities, by Communities.
Keywords: Government Policy, Saskatchewan