Online Resources - Campaigns and initiatives

May 18, 2011
The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) is a labour and women's rights organization that supports the efforts of workers in global supply chains to win improved wages and working conditions, and...
Keywords: labour, Organizing, sweatshops, Women, workers rights, Workers' Rights, Campaigns and initiatives, International
April 18, 2011
Dignity for All is a multi-year, multi-partner, non-partisan campaign. This campaign’s vision is to make a poverty-free and more socially secure and cohesive Canada a reality by 2020. The conviction...
Keywords: fighting poverty, Government Policy, Organizing, poverty free, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
April 14, 2011
Pivot Legal works to advance the interests and improving the lives of marginalized persons through law reform, legal education, and strategic legal action. Pivot’s mandate is to use the law to...
Keywords: child welfare, child welfare, criminalization, criminalization, Downtown Eastside, Downtown Eastside, Homelessness, homelessness, homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Organizing, policing, policing, sex workers, sex workers, social change, social change, social justice, social justice, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education, Services
April 14, 2011
Canadians were outraged in August 2001 when Kimberly Rogers died, destitute, alone and eight months pregnant, while under house arrest for welfare fraud. What many people do not know is that the...
Keywords: justice, Poorbashing, Welfare, welfare fraud, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Research and education
April 8, 2011
Alternatives North is a social justice coalition operating in the Northwest Territories. Within our ranks are representatives of churches, labour unions, environmental organizations, women and family...
Keywords: activist, north, Organizing, social justice, Campaigns and initiatives, Northwest Territories
April 8, 2011
The Canadian Council for Refugees is a non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world and to the settlement of refugees and...
Keywords: immigrant rights, immigrant rights, Immigrants and Refugees, newcomers, newcomers, refugee reform, refugee reform, refugee rights, refugee rights, Campaigns and initiatives, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
April 6, 2011
First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy Coalition is a cross-sectoral, non-partisan coalition. Their mission is to mobilize British Columbians to work together to ensure children and youth have the...
Keywords: Children and Youth, children rights, youth advocacy, youth rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
March 30, 2011
The Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction brings together those who fight to reduce poverty in our territory. The Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction was created in the summer of 2010 as a...
Keywords: Indigenous, Inuit, Organizing, poverty reduction, Poverty Research, Campaigns and initiatives, Nunavut, Reports and documents
March 10, 2011
The Coalition For Public Legal Services' mission is to renew British Columbia's commitment to legal aid!
Keywords: Legal Aid, Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
December 9, 2010
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (www.aidslaw.ca) promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research, legal and policy...
Keywords: Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
December 2, 2010
Public Interest Alberta is a non-profit, non-partisan, province-wide organization focused on education and advocacy on public interest issues. PIA exists to foster an understanding of the importance...
Keywords: Alberta, Government Policy, Poverty Research, public interest, public policy, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
November 23, 2010
A non-profit, non-partisan charitable organization representing the interests of low-income people in Canada. Help us work towards the eradication of poverty.
Keywords: Organizing, poverty reduction, Poverty Research, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
November 23, 2010
OpenMedia.ca is a national, non-profit organization working to advance and support an open and innovative communications system in Canada. They strive to make media and telecommunications more...
Keywords: internet, media, Technology, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
October 14, 2010
The Mission of The Low-Income Energy Network: Aims to ensure universal access to adequate, affordable energy as a basic necessity, while minimizing the impacts on health and on the local and global...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, energy, energy, energy poverty, energy poverty, Housing, low-income, Utilities, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
October 7, 2010
The International Alliance of Inhabitants is a global network of associations and social movements of inhabitants, cooperatives, communities, tenants, house owners, homeless, slum dwellers,...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing rights, Campaigns and initiatives, International
July 6, 2010
First Call has launched a new website to draw attention to the BC government's unacceptable child labour laws.
Keywords: child labour, Children and Youth, labour laws, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
June 29, 2010
The Right to Housing Blog documents the Right to Adequate Housing Charter Challenge. The court is being asked to declare that homelessness and inadequate housing violate the Charter of Rights and...
Keywords: Blogs, charter challenge, Homelessness, Housing, right to housing, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, All of Canada
June 28, 2010
The Living Wage for Families Campaign raises awareness about the negative impact of low-wage poverty on families and communities throughout BC. It also advocates for what poverty researchers believe...
Keywords: Government Policy, living wage, Organizing, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
April 20, 2010
ODSP Action Coalition is made up of community clinic caseworkers, agency staff, and community activists who undertake campaigns and activities designed to raise awareness of issues affecting persons...
Keywords: Disability, Ontario Disability Support Program, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Organizations
April 19, 2010
KAIROS is a faith-based non-denominational social justice organization. KAIROS believes that poverty in Canada is neither inevitable nor acceptable.
Keywords: faith-based, Organizing, social justice, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
March 25, 2010
The goal of the Advisory Council is to help advance women’s equality. They are an arms-length organization governed by the Status of Women Advisory Council Act. The Advisory Council was created in...
Keywords: Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
March 25, 2010
The Violence Prevention Initiative of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador reflects government’s commitment to addressing the problem of violence in this province. The Initiative is a six year...
Keywords: child abuse, Children and Youth, Disability, elder abuse, Seniors and Elders, Violence, violence against women, violence prevention, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Newfoundland, Government information
March 16, 2010
The social justice initiatives of the BC Teachers' Federation focus on poverty, child and youth issues, race relations, gender equity, homophobia and heterosexism, bullying, environmental issues,...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, LGBTQ, Poverty Research, social justice, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Factsheets and FAQs
February 26, 2010
This web site is created by the Ontario Project for Inter-Clinic Community Organizing (OPICCO). It offers information and resources to help legal clinics, community agencies, activists and low-income...
Keywords: community development, law reform, legal information, Legal Research, Organizing, social justice, Campaigns and initiatives, Manuals and guides, Ontario, Organizations
February 23, 2010
Canadian Social Research Links has put together information for each Canadian province and territory that has implemented or is considering implementing a strategy against poverty. An incredible...
Keywords: anti-poverty strategies, Government Policy, poverty reduction campaigns, Poverty Research, Campaigns and initiatives, Government information, Reports and documents, All of Canada
December 22, 2009
“Their Spirits Live Within Us”: Annual Women’s Memorial March for Murdered and Missing Women The February 14th Women’s Memorial March is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our...
Keywords: Indigenous, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
December 9, 2009
The Indigenous Peoples’ Poverty Alleviation Community Action Tool (CAT) is both a framework and a tool designed to assist indigenous communities and community organizers (COs) to investigate ways to...
Keywords: Indigenous, Campaigns and initiatives, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
December 9, 2009
Poverty represents a serious but reversible threat to the health of Ontarians. As health providers we enjoy privilege and access to power which many others do not. As a high-impact health...
Keywords: Health, special diet clinics, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
November 26, 2009
'We Can End All Violence against Women' ('We Can' for short) is an international campaign that seeks to end gender-based violence. They are building a broad social movement that challenges and...
Keywords: Violence, violence against women, Women, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
November 17, 2009
Local Housing Initiatives Across Canada Map is a initiative of the Wellesley Institute to map housing initiatives across Canada and start a campaign to build a national housing plan from the...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing initiatives, mapping, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
November 17, 2009
The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating, supplying and strengthening food banks and food bank networks throughout the world. They do this by supporting...
Keywords: food banks, Foodbanks and Food, global, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations, International
September 29, 2009
The Rural Women Take Action on Poverty Committee have produced a fine resource for social justice activists: Counting Women In - A Toolkit for Rural Action on Poverty. The toolkit is a resource to...
Keywords: rural poverty, toolkit, Women, women in poverty, Campaigns and initiatives, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
September 10, 2009
The Homeless World Cup is an annual, international football tournament, uniting teams of people who are homeless and excluded to take a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent their country.
Keywords: Homelessness, Campaigns and initiatives, International
July 31, 2009
Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is a registered non-profit organization that does not accept money from corporations or governments. Through our campaigns we advocate for clean water, fair...
Keywords: Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
July 17, 2009
All Together Now! is a national campaign for public services, good jobs, tax fairness and labour rights. It is run by The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE), one of Canada's...
Keywords: Government Policy, Workers' Rights, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
October 5, 2008
National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE) is an international network of researchers, practitioners and students dedicated to improving the care of older adults, both in Canada and...
Keywords: Seniors and Elders, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada