Online Resources - Campaigns and initiatives

March 11, 2016
We offer a newsletter for people to share their life experiences with disabilities or mental illnesses by focusing on their abilities and strengths to reduce stigma and discrimination around all...
Keywords: Disability, self advocacy, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
April 23, 2015
The Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness (ACEH) works collaboratively with the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness to create a culturally-specific approach to Aboriginal (First Nations...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, aboriginal homelessness, Homelessness, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
November 5, 2013
The Indigenous Nationhood Movement (INM) is a peoples’ movement for Indigenous nationhood, resurgence, and decolonization.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
June 28, 2013
Idle No More has launched a new website and communications platform to engage people around Sovereignty Summer.
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
April 24, 2013
Downtown East newspaper was founded in March 2013 as a news source for low-income communities struggles for social justice on unceded Coast Salish territory, Downtown Eastside Vancouver.
Keywords: Downtown Eastside, Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
April 2, 2013
The Feeding My Family group has been working to bring awareness to the fact that the high cost of food is preventing many Northerners from living healthy, happy and productive lives. From Northern...
Keywords: Family, food security, Foodbanks and Food, Campaigns and initiatives, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Québec, Yukon
March 28, 2013
In April 2011, the BCCPD formed the Disability Without Poverty Network with the BC Association for Community Living (BCACL), Canadian Mental Health Association - BC and Yukon Division (CMHA), Social...
Keywords: Disability, persons with disability, PWD, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
March 28, 2013
The Vancouver Renters Union is a member-driven organization open to all individual renters that aims to organize all Metro Vancouver renters into a union capable of determining housing rights, rents...
Keywords: affordable housing, Housing, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
March 1, 2013
The mission of the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia (AHANS) is to promote and support access to decent and affordable housing throughout Nova Scotia. We have been advocating for...
Keywords: affordable housing, Housing, Campaigns and initiatives, Nova Scotia, Organizations
March 1, 2013
The Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness is a partnership of local service providers, non-profit organizations, all levels of government, business and the faith community located in Greater...
Keywords: Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
January 31, 2013
The Social Housing Coalition is a non-partisan, volunteer coalition spanning Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, and reaching out to the rest of British Columbia. We are a grassroots coalition...
Keywords: Housing, Organizing, social housing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
January 11, 2013
The Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative is a joint initiative of The City of Calgary and the United Way of Calgary to develop a long-term community-based strategy to significantly reduce poverty in...
Keywords: Alberta, poverty reduction, poverty reduction campaigns, Campaigns and initiatives
October 22, 2012
Poverty Free Saskatchewan (PFS) is a network of individuals, organizations, governments and businesses working toward poverty elimination. PFS recognizes there have been anti-poverty groups working...
Keywords: Poverty Research, Campaigns and initiatives, Saskatchewan
April 11, 2012
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness has been formed to create a national movement to end homelessness in Canada from the community up.
Keywords: Homelessness, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
December 12, 2011
An Ontario free of poverty will be reflected in healthy, inclusive communities with a place of dignity for everyone and the essential conditions of well-being for all. The mission of Poverty Free...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
November 7, 2011
The Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch has launched a public education campaign for additional legal aid funding in BC, called We Need Legal Aid. The campaign’s website features information and...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
November 2, 2011
The Newfoundland and Labrador Housing and Homelessness Network (NLHHN) is a group of community-based service providers, municipal, provincial and federal departments and agencies, and representatives...
Keywords: Homelessness, homelessness in Newfoundland, Housing, service providers, Campaigns and initiatives, Newfoundland, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education
August 15, 2011
Canadians for Tax Fairness campaigns for Canada to adopt a more progressive tax system. Canadians for Tax Fairness promotes a progressive tax system, based on ability to pay, to fund the public...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Government Policy, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
June 27, 2011
Action to End Poverty in Alberta, coordinated by the Alberta Inter-City Forum on Social Policy, has been campaigning for a provincial anti-poverty strategy. Visit their website for more information,...
Keywords: Alberta, anti-poverty strategy, Poverty Research, provincial poverty reduction plan, Campaigns and initiatives
June 1, 2011
BC Poverty Reduction is a coalition that includes community and non-profit groups, faith groups, health organizations, First Nations and Aboriginal organizations, businesses, labour organizations,...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, poverty reduction, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
June 1, 2011
Most often, because we don't see them on the street, they're out of sight and out of mind. Raising the Roof, Canada's national charity dedicated to preventing and reducing homelessness, has launched...
Keywords: Homelessness, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, United States
June 1, 2011
The website of Homelessness Action Week, organized in Metro Vancouver by the Regional Steering Community on Homelessness. The website has news, resources, and information on homelessness and how to...
Keywords: Homelessness, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Yukon
June 1, 2011
Make Poverty History is part of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP). National campaigns are now active in over 100 countries. The global campaign, which also launched in 2005, presses G8...
Keywords: Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
Poverty Olympics is a site put together by a group of concerned citizens and community groups who want the 2010 Winter Games’ legacy to be one of reducing, not increasing, poverty and homelessness. (...
Keywords: Homelessness, Organizing, Poorbashing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
May 30, 2011
Prisonjustice.ca is a website with resources, links, articles, news in support of prisoners and prison justice activism in Canada.
Keywords: Organizing, prison, Prisoners' Rights, Campaigns and initiatives, General resources, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities (BCCPD) is working with Woodlands School survivors for their struggle for justice and compensation. Woodlands School was a provincial residential...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, Disability, Mental Health, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
May 30, 2011
Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
Raise the Rates is a coalition of organizations in BC working to raise welfare rates and the minimum wage.
Keywords: Organizing, Welfare, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
May 29, 2011
Gender Budget Project is a project based in Manitoba which aims to show how government budgets can either promote women's equality or exacerbate women's inequality.
Keywords: Government Policy, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Manitoba
May 29, 2011
A group committed to fighting for free transit for everyone. (Active from 2001 - 2008)
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
May 27, 2011
Some interesting sites resulting from seniors organizing: the B.C. Coalition to Eliminate Abuse of Seniors (B.C. CEAS) has been formed to "create a network for sharing information identifying issues...
Keywords: Organizing, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
May 25, 2011
NOII is a movement of refugees, immigrants and allies that organizes various campaigns for regularization and for justice and self-determination for immigrants, refugees, and indigenous people.
Keywords: Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
May 25, 2011
The Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism co-ordinates campaigns on issues such as the U.S. occupation of Iraq. It also ran a Campaign to Stop Secret Trials and Deportations to protect and expand...
Keywords: Alberta, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
May 25, 2011
The Mennonite Central Committee's refugee sponsorship program website.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, All of Canada
May 25, 2011
Amnesty International is a worldwide organization monitoring and reporting on human rights abuses.
Keywords: Human Rights, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
In co-ordination with other organizations, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative pursues accessibility of the web for people with disabilities through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines,...
Keywords: Disability, Technology, Campaigns and initiatives, International
May 25, 2011
The Step it Up Campaign is working to end violence against women. Its goal is to encourage women, children and communities across the province to get involved in actions to spread the word about the...
Keywords: Violence, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
May 25, 2011
25-in-5 Network for Poverty Reduction is a multi-sectoral network comprised of more than 100 provincial and Toronto-based organizations and individuals working on eliminating poverty. The website has...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Toronto, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
Why Hunger is a US based non-profit that fights against poverty hunger in the US and internationally. Why Hunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Health, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, International