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November 29, 2002
"An effective social safety net must address both aspects of poverty, as well as the fact that poor people are not a homogeneous group that can be fitted with a one-size-fits-all solution." Social...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
The Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) project, coordinated by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, released its Economic and Fiscal Update. The report forecasts a combined surplus of $27.9...
Keywords: Government Policy, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
The Fraser Institute's October publication Welfare Reform in British Columbia: A Report Card gives the government grades on new policies and compares the successes to US policies. The press release...
Keywords: Welfare, British Columbia
November 29, 2002
A Framework to Improve the Social Union for Canadians (which has come to be known as the Social Union Framework Agreement ) was signed by the Prime Minister and Canada's Premiers, except for the...
Keywords: Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 29, 2002
Not everyone may realize that governments in Canada are obligated to ensure that everyone has adequate housing. However, Canada is a signatory to international human rights treaties that oblige...
Keywords: Housing, 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
Download the study by EKOS Research Associates, Tracking the Dual Digital Divide (in PDF), tracks updates on general access levels to the internet, and who's still not online. It also discusses...
Keywords: Technology, All of Canada
October 30, 2002
The federal government has failed in its pledge to reduce hunger and poverty as more and more Canadians must turn to food banks across the country to feed their families. The 2002 HungerCount Report...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, 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
As of September 30, 2002, the Employment and Assistance Act and the Employment Assistance Act for Persons with Disabilities Act take effect in British Columbia. The BC Employment Assistance Manual...
Keywords: Disability, Welfare, British Columbia
October 6, 2002
The United Way's publication A Decade of Decline not only analyzes the changes in financial wellbeing of Torontonians through the level of household income, the rate of poverty, the depth of poverty...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Poverty Research, All of Canada
October 6, 2002
A study that finds that some HIV/AIDS patients admitted to St. Paul s Hospital check themselves out early before their treatment is completed, in order to avoid a reduction in their welfare benefits...
Keywords: Health, Welfare, All of Canada
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
October 6, 2002
The federal government has failed in its pledge to reduce hunger and poverty as more and more Canadians must turn to food banks across the country to feed their families. The 2002 HungerCount Report...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, All of Canada
August 31, 2002
Thousands of poor families and children have to make due with far less money since the Campbell Liberals took power in British Columbia. A report released last month by End Legislated Poverty studied...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Welfare, British Columbia
August 14, 2002
Elders in Inuvik have organized and are demanding town council to move ahead with plans to develop a popular tourist campground into a multi-unit housing complex. Read a CBC story about the elder's...
Keywords: Housing, Indigenous, Seniors and Elders, Northwest Territories
July 31, 2002
For Immediate Release July 8, 2002 SHERBROOKE, Québec, July 8 /CNW/ - Twelve Sherbrooke organizations are receiving over $1.2 million in federal funding to support projects designed to combat...
Keywords: Homelessness, Québec
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
June 29, 2002
A judge has ordered the Ontario government to stop deducting benefits from a spouse and children of two people convicted of welfare fraud as a means of recouping the money it lost. The province's...
Keywords: Welfare, Ontario
June 29, 2002
Ombudsman Asked to investigate Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal concerning the failure of the Tenant Protection Act and the Rules and Procedures of the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal to meet...
Keywords: Tenants' Rights, Ontario