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September 10, 2013
The Healthy Aboriginal Network creates posters, multimedia and comic books on health and social issues for and with indigenous youth. Check out their YouTube channel to see how they focus group-test...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, health, indigenous, literacy, native youth, wellness, British Columbia, Multimedia
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
July 11, 2013
The Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) Advocates Network was set up to share experience in advocating with people who rely on EIA, to help each other and community members better understand EIA...
Keywords: Unemployment, Welfare, Manitoba, Organizations
July 2, 2013
A Vancouver artist and activist, shares stories and photos of some of the work she has done in the Downtown Eastside for the last 20 years and how the community is changing with gentrification.
Keywords: Art and Culture, Blogs, gentrification, Poorbashing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
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
June 27, 2013
This page contains information for Canadians on planning for retirement on a low income. It includes a toolkit of resources, an update page, and a link to a blog about financial literacy. It takes...
Keywords: Guaranteed Income Supplement, low income senior, retiring, Factsheets and FAQs, Ontario, All of Canada
June 4, 2013
Kwentong Bayan is a community based comic book project created in collaboration with Filipina migrant workers in the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP).
Keywords: Art and Culture, comics, filipino, Immigrants and Refugees, live-in caregiver, migrant workers, Women, Workers' Rights, Multimedia, All of Canada
May 10, 2013
A blog written by a former writer, illustrator and graphic designer, now living rough in Vancouver. He blogs about binning, bicycles, computers, anime, his experience as a homeless person,...
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, British Columbia
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 4, 2013
JP Boyd on Family Law, a family law wikibook by Clicklaw, provides practical, in-depth coverage of family law and divorce law in British Columbia.
Keywords: child support, divorce, family law, legal information, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
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 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
March 7, 2013
The Survival Manual is a list of resources and agencies to assist those who are struggling with illness, homelessness, hunger and/or addiction or people looking for ways they can contribute to their...
Keywords: addiction, at risk youth, social services, British Columbia, Directories, Manuals and guides
March 6, 2013
Metro Vancouver's only Native youth program-providing organization, they work to empower Native youth through their 21 programs which include education & training, personal support, live-in...
Keywords: native youth, British Columbia, Organizations, Services
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
March 1, 2013
Blog for the Greater Victoria Coalition to End Homelessness.
Keywords: Blogs, coalition, Homelessness, Housing, victoria, British Columbia
February 26, 2013
The Tyee, has an excellent riding-by-riding map for election issues and action. You can click on a riding for candidate info, fast facts and related Tyee reporting.
Keywords: elections, Government Policy, British Columbia, Multimedia
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