Online Resources - Organizations

May 25, 2011
The United Nations official website.
Keywords: Government Policy, united nations, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
The Development section of the United Nations website.
Keywords: Government Policy, united nations, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
The website for ISSBC, a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides settlement, community, English-language, training and employment services to immigrants, refugees and foreign students in...
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, British Columbia, Organizations
May 25, 2011
The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal...
Keywords: Human Rights, Workers' Rights, Government information, 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
The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations (FMTA) is a non-profit Organization which advocates for better rights for Tenants. Founded in 1974, it is the oldest and largest Tenant Federation in...
Keywords: Tenants' Rights, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They oppose government policy which targets poor and working people.
Keywords: anti-poverty, Homelessness, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
Citizen Advocacy is a non-profit organization which assists people with disabilities living in the Ottawa-Carleton area.
Keywords: Disability, Ottawa, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
Winnipeg Harvest is a non-profit, community based organization that is a food distribution & training centre. They collect and share surplus food with people who are hungry and to offer training...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Manitoba, Organizations, Services
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
GYC advances human rights through cross-cultural programs for emerging leaders, focusing on post-genocide and post-violence countries. Global Youth Connect advances human rights by empowering young...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Human Rights, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
BC Housing is the website for the government funding agency which offers housing assistance to low- and moderate-income families, seniors, urban singles and people with special needs.
Keywords: Housing, British Columbia, Organizations, Services
May 19, 2011
The Council is a coalition of Canadian voluntary sector organizations working globally to achieve sustainable human development. CCIC seeks to end global poverty, and to promote social justice and...
Keywords: end poverty, Organizing, Organizations, All of Canada, International
May 19, 2011
LIFT is based in Toronto. Programs include: community economic development, community education, and social policy development.
Keywords: Family, low-income families, Organizing, Toronto, Ontario, Organizations
May 19, 2011
The National Youth In Care Network is a national charitable organization driven by youth and alumni of care across Canada. The NYICN exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizations, All of Canada
May 19, 2011
C'est un engagement solidaire dans la lutte contre la pauvreté et ses conséquences. Centraide Quebec is a joint commitment in the fight against the poverty and its consequences.
Keywords: anti-poverty, Homelessness, Seniors and Elders, united way, Women, Organizations, Québec
May 19, 2011
FSNA is a not-for-profit association dedicated to protecting the rights and enhancing the benefits of federal retirees. Their website also contains valuable information relevant to all seniors,...
Keywords: federal government, Organizing, pension, retirees, Seniors and Elders, Organizations, All of Canada
May 19, 2011
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the global voice of the world’s working people. The ITUC’s primary mission is the promotion and defence of workers’ rights and interests, through...
Keywords: international, union, workers rights, Workers' Rights, Organizations, International
May 19, 2011
UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their...
Keywords: un, united nations, Women, women, Organizations, International
May 19, 2011
Founded in 1998, Women Thrive (Formerly Womens Edge Coalition) develops, shapes, and advocates for policies that foster economic opportunity for women living in poverty.
Keywords: Human Rights, human rights, Organizing, poverty, Women, women, Organizations, United States
May 18, 2011
The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF Canada) is the national voice of Canada's co-operative housing movement.
Keywords: co-operative housing, coop, Housing, housing, Organizations, All of Canada
May 18, 2011
CHRA is a national non-profit organization representing those who manage and deliver housing programs in communities across Canada.
Keywords: affordable housing, Homelessness, Housing, national housing strategy, social housing, Organizations, 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
The Friendship Centre movement is built on community support, trust, strong leadership, tradition and faith and is mandated to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal Peoples throughout Canada....
Keywords: friendship centres, Indigenous, indigenous, British Columbia, Directories, Organizations, Programs and courses, Services
April 14, 2011
"...un lieu essentiel de soutien aux centres de femmes et d’action socio-politique. (...) Ce site vous fournira l’information pertinente concernant L’R et les centres de femmes, les publications...
Keywords: Women, women's centres, Organizations, Québec, Services
April 11, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre is a non-profit society that advances the interests of groups that are generally unrepresented or underrepresented in issues of major public...
Keywords: consumer advocacy, consumer law, consumer rights, credit, debit, Debt and Consumer Law, Disability, disability rights, factsheets, farmworkers rights, Homelessness, Human Rights, Legal Assistance, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, PLEI, Tenants' Rights, Utilities, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Organizations, Research and education, Services
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
March 8, 2011
The Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition facilitates the elimination of poverty in the Yukon through awareness, advocacy and action. Our members are an action-based team who partner with other community...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Disability, food bank, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Organizing, Poverty Research, services, shelters, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Welfare, Organizations, Yukon
January 7, 2011
The Union of BC Indian Chiefs has a website containing resources, a research archive, and event listings. About UBCIC One of the main principles of the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs is that...
Keywords: aboriginal rights, aboriginal title, Indigenous, indigenous, British Columbia, Organizations
December 9, 2010
People First is an organization that was formed because some of the people in our communities felt that they were not considered as people first. They felt that they were talked about, talked to,...
Keywords: Disability, Organizations, All of Canada
December 9, 2010
The People's Law School of British Columbia provides free and impartial public legal education to many thousands of British Columbians in all walks of life. They offer free, plain-language booklets...
Keywords: consumer law, criminal law, disability rights, family law, residential tenancy law, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Organizations, Services
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 25, 2010
Vivre en Colombie-Britannique est un site destiné à vous fournir les informations et les services dont vous avez besoin pour venir et vous installer en Colombie-Britannique. La Colombie-Britannique...
Keywords: Emploi, Logement, réfugiés, British Columbia, Organizations
August 13, 2010
W2 is a community media arts centre that is trying to provide a framework for artists, residents and community groups to work together, while exploring new cross-cultural and hybrid art forms.
Keywords: Art and Culture, British Columbia, Multimedia, Organizations
June 22, 2010
The Downtown Eastside Neighborhood Council is a representative group of downtown eastside residents who advocate for the needs, interests, and aspirations of our neighbourhood. Issues include First...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Panhandling, Poorbashing, British Columbia, Organizations
May 13, 2010
The Artists' Legal Outreach are a group of volunteer lawyers and law students committed to working with artists and arts organizations. They offer resources, workshops and clinics where artists can...
Keywords: Art and Culture, artists, legal help, Legal Research, British Columbia, Organizations, Services
April 29, 2010
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has a mandate to learn the truth about what happened in the residential schools and to inform all Canadians about what happened in the schools. The...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Indigenous, residential schools, residential schools, Organizations, All of Canada
April 26, 2010
Afin d'assurer la protection du public, le Barreau du Québec maximise les liens de confiance entre les avocats et les avocates, le public et l'État. Pour ce faire, le Barreau surveille l'exercice de...
Keywords: Legal Research, Organizations, Québec
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 20, 2010
This site provides practical information on tenants' rights and rental housing issues.
Keywords: renters rights, residential tenancy act, Ontario, Organizations