Online Resources - Reports and documents

September 1, 2015
Never Home: Legislating Discrimination in Canadian Immigration is a ground-breaking multi-media project documenting nine years of immigration changes by the federal government.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, immigration legislation, General resources, Multimedia, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
July 7, 2014
An international comparison of responses to public space issues involving people experiencing homelessness shows that law enforcement responses are not the answer. The Churchill Report, "In the...
Keywords: enforcement, Homelessness, homelessness, public space, Reports and documents, International
February 26, 2014
The Wellesley Institute has published a report entitled "Refugee Health Care Cuts In Canada" by Sonal Marwah. This report’s findings show that a standard approach for serving uninsured and under-...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, refugee health care, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
February 5, 2014
This official government website provides a database of its publications. The federal government provides a weekly list of everything published by all government ministries and departments. There is...
Keywords: Government information, Reports and documents, All of Canada
January 9, 2014
Canada Without Poverty has compiled Poverty Progress Profiles for each province, which look at the current status of poverty, plan development and implementation or organizational appeals for a plan...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Poverty Strategy, British Columbia, Reports and documents, All of Canada
July 18, 2013
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has created the Seniors Care Project where they work for policy changes to ensure that BC seniors can age and die with dignity, and to improve conditions for...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Seniors and Elders, seniors policy, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Multimedia, Reports and documents
March 12, 2013
The CCEL is dedicated to improving the lives of older adults in their relationship to the law. They conduct research, outreach and public legal education on elder law issues. They are working on a...
Keywords: assisted living, elder law, financial literacy, older women, Seniors and Elders, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
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
June 15, 2011
This paper investigates the extent to which inequalities in parents' socioeconomic status affects young adult educational attainment. It finds no evidence that the gap in college completion has...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Reports and documents, United States
June 15, 2011
Compared to the Canadian-born, immigrants are under-represented among Canada’s homeless population, when their decline in economic wellbeing is considered alongside their relative absence in homeless...
Keywords: hidden homelessness, Homelessness, Immigrants and Refugees, immigration, residential crowding, Reports and documents, All of Canada
June 15, 2011
This article compares heterosexual and sexual minority street-involved youth across a number of sociodemographic, risk and current mental health, victimization and delinquency measures with a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 15, 2011
In London, Ontario, discharges from psychiatric wards to shelters or NFA occurred 194 times per year. This discovery led to the creation of a pilot project that provided immediate access to a housing...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Mental Health, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 15, 2011
Many Canadian families are finding it difficult to make ends meet even when they work long hours. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) reported that Canadian families in the bottom half...
Keywords: Housing, living wage, Workers' Rights, Reports and documents, All of Canada
June 15, 2011
Calgary’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness (10 Year Plan) was launched in 2007 by Calgary’s Committee to End Homelessness and in January of 2008, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) was chosen to...
Keywords: Alberta, Homelessness, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Ontario Provincial Government appointed a commission to review the income security system, including social assistance. The commission's mandate was to develop a plan to reform the system.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, Organizing, social assistance review, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) contains videos of a symposium held by ISAC and the Social Assistance Action Committee in March 2011 on how Ontario Works could be improved.
Keywords: Disability, isac, ontario works, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Multimedia, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre and the Ontario Community Legal Clinic System’s Social Assistance Action Committee (SAAC) held a roundtable discussion on May 30, 2011, to explore the issue of how...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre sent a letter to the commissioners of the Social Assistance Review in Ontario, urging them to consider issues of gender and equity in the review process. You can...
Keywords: Disability, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
May 30, 2011
CCPA has a report titled: Negotiating Without a Floor: Unionized Worker Exclusion from BC Employment Standards (PDF) which examines a lesser- known change to Bill 48 - Employment Standards Act, 2002...
Keywords: Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 30, 2011
The Poverty and Human Rights Centre is an online library with a searchable database of relevant international human rights treaties, Canadian law documents, court decisions, legal briefs, and...
Keywords: Human Rights, poverty, Poverty Research, British Columbia, Organizations, Reports and documents, All of Canada, International
May 30, 2011
The Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation's Online Resource (OLR) is a one-stop source for all BCEA policy, procedures and program information for eligibility for ministry employment...
Keywords: British Columbia, Government information, Reports and documents
May 30, 2011
The Community Legal Assistance Society (CLAS) provides specialized legal aid for British Columbians. The CLAS website publications page has links to a numbers of useful resources including A Lay...
Keywords: judicial review, legal publications, self-represented litigants, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
The Electronic Legal Aid Newsletter (ELAN) is published 9 times year by the Legal Services Society. ELAN is designed to keep community workers up to date about LSS services and resources. The...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Research, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has developed a new publication series called The (Real) Bottom Line (in PDF). These 8-page "primers" on key economic and social issues will be of use to...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
Legal Services Society of BC has an online archive of publications on Consumer Law and Debt.
Keywords: consumer law, debt, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
The Social Security Tribunal (SST) is an administrative tribunal that provides appeal processes for Employment Insurance (EI), the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), and Old Age Security (OAS) decisions. The...
Keywords: Legal Research, Seniors and Elders, Government information, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is a US based organization acting as a legal resource for the international human rights community. The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication...
Keywords: Human Rights, Legal Research, Reports and documents, Research and education, United States
May 29, 2011
The Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) offers advocacy resources such as booklets on topics like: disability insurance, human rights, Canadian Pension Plan disability benefits, self-advocacy,...
Keywords: advocacy resources, Disability, Legal Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
The Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) website offers a number of helpful publications and resources, including information pamphlets on CPP benefits, WCB and EI.
Keywords: Ontario, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
The Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) has released some research publications on low income in Canada. The reports cover such things as income levels for immigrants, prevalence of low income...
Keywords: low income research, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 29, 2011
Poverty and Human Rights Centre has a searchable database of materials related to social and economic rights. It includes texts of relevant international human rights treaties, Canadian and other...
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
May 29, 2011
CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII's goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. This website provides access to...
Keywords: Legal Research, Reports and documents, All of Canada
May 25, 2011
A phenomenal resource, set up to be a repository for information on microcredit - in the broad meaning of the term to include microcredit, community development, NGOs, poverty, environment,...
Keywords: microcredit, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, Research and education, International
May 25, 2011
The International Poverty Pact was drawn up at a Summit in Copenhagen in 1995. It calls for an international action to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce overall poverty.
Keywords: Human Rights, Poverty Research, Reports and documents, International
May 25, 2011
This website provides worldwide information on refugees, including refugee reports.
Keywords: Immigrants and Refugees, Organizations, Reports and documents, International, United States
May 25, 2011
Human Rights Watch monitors human rights internationally. Their website has news, information and stories about international human rights abuses.
Keywords: Human Rights, Organizations, Reports and documents, Research and education, International
May 25, 2011
The University of Minnesota Human Rights Library houses one of the largest collections of more than sixty thousand core human rights documents, including several hundred human rights treaties and...
Keywords: Human Rights, Directories, Reports and documents, Research and education, International
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 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 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