Online Resources

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May 30, 2011
The Ontario Health Coalition is a network of over 400 grassroots community organizations representing virtually all areas of Ontario. Their primary goal is to empower the members of their constituent...
Keywords: community organizing, Health, health care policy, Organizing, public policy, Ontario, Organizations
May 30, 2011
CERA is one of the nation's leaders in human rights protection in housing.
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, housing discrimination, Human Rights, Organizations, All of Canada
May 30, 2011
This union protects the rights of unionized employess of BC's Health sector.
Keywords: Health, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Organizations
May 30, 2011
New York Coalition for the Homeless has some resources and research reports on homelessness, including a searchable Resource Guide for food, shelter and services for homeless and low-income New...
Keywords: Homelessness, low-income, New York, Organizations, United States
May 29, 2011
(TRAC) is a Vancouver-based non-profit organization working on behalf of B.C.'s one million tenants. They came together in 1983 to protest a government plan to eliminate rent control and abolish the...
Keywords: British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
BC Centre for Women's Health (BCCWH) has many online resources on aboriginal health, health care reform, women and addictions, women with disabilities, lesbian health and many more.
Keywords: Health, Women, British Columbia, Organizations
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 Toronto Disaster Relief Committee has a teaching guide for issues related to homelessness. Topics include an introduction to homelessness, historical and structural issues, poverty, health (...
Keywords: Education, Homelessness, Manuals and guides, Ontario
May 29, 2011
Cathy Crowe has been a street nurse in Toronto for over 15 years. She published a newsletter hoping to report on her activities, create a link to a broader group of individuals who care about these...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Housing, Ontario
May 29, 2011
The LSLAP (Law Students' Legal Advice Program) was incorporated in 1979 as a non-profit society, to provide free legal advice and representation for the poor and disadvantaged. Part of the program is...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Legal Research, British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
Law Courts Education Society of BC has an extensive website aimed at making justice more accessible. There are resources, online learning tools, self-help tools and other hands-on educational...
Keywords: Court documents, Legal Research, self-help, British Columbia, Organizations, Research and education
May 29, 2011
The Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)'s guide explains the EI system, including how to apply and who's eligibile. The Guide is available online or can be downloaded.
Keywords: Manuals and guides, Ontario
May 29, 2011
The Social Policy Cafe is a new blog, created to have a conversation about social policy in a non-partisan, respectful way.
Keywords: Blogs, Poverty Research, All of Canada
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
TAPS is the only organization in Victoria providing free, face-to-face legal advocacy for people with income assistance, disability benefits and tenancy issues. Taproot Newsletter is the online...
Keywords: advocacy, legal help, Media, Victoria, British Columbia, Organizations, Research and education
May 29, 2011
TAO Communications is a project of the Toronto-area tech collective known as OAT (Organizing for Autonomous Telecomms). They provide mail, lists and webhosting to individuals and groups working...
Keywords: Media, Organizing, Technology, Organizations, All of Canada, Services
May 29, 2011
The Independent Media Centre is an alternative news source reporting on activism.
Keywords: activism, Media, Organizing, Organizations, International
May 29, 2011
Justice for Girls is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver promoting support, justice and equality for low income and street-involved teenage girls who have experienced violence. Justice for...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Violence, Women, British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
The Red Cross is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide...
Keywords: Health, Human Rights, Violence, Organizations, International
May 29, 2011
This group assists refugees and immigrants in need, focusing on the particular needs of the Somali Families and Individuals living in the City of Ottawa, through partnerships, services and programs...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Ottawa, Somali, Ontario, Organizations, Services