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January 17, 2012
COSCO is the largest federation of seniors' organizations in the Province of British Columbia, representing seniors for over 50 years. COSCO directors and members collaborate with others in a common...
Keywords: elder advocacy, Seniors and Elders, British Columbia, Organizations
December 12, 2011
An Ontario free of poverty will be reflected in healthy, inclusive communities with a place of dignity for everyone and the essential conditions of well-being for all. The mission of Poverty Free...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario
December 6, 2011
Your Legal Rights is a website of legal information for people in Ontario. This site has free, practical, and easy-to-find legal information produced by hundreds of organizations across Ontario and...
Keywords: legal information, Gateways, Ontario
November 7, 2011
The Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch has launched a public education campaign for additional legal aid funding in BC, called We Need Legal Aid. The campaign’s website features information and...
Keywords: Legal Aid, Organizing, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
November 4, 2011
Do you identify yourself as an Aboriginal person? Do you help people who do? This site has information and publications about the issues that are important to Aboriginal people and the help that...
Keywords: child protection, Gladue, harvesting rights, reserve, residential school, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Manuals and guides, Services
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
October 31, 2011
The mission of the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia is to promote access to justice in British Columbia by providing and fostering quality pro bono legal services for people and non-profit...
Keywords: lawyers, legal, pro bono, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, Organizations, Services
October 17, 2011
From PeacockPoverty: PeacockPoverty is a collection of individuals with an experience of poverty who join together to share knowledge, strength, talent and wisdom with each other and our friends....
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Human Rights, Media, Organizing, Poverty Research, Unemployment, Welfare, General resources, Multimedia, All of Canada, International
August 15, 2011
Canadians for Tax Fairness campaigns for Canada to adopt a more progressive tax system. Canadians for Tax Fairness promotes a progressive tax system, based on ability to pay, to fund the public...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Government Policy, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
July 12, 2011
Small claims court is a court of law that has been designed to meet your needs as a user of the court. It’s meant to be a “do-it-yourself” kind of court, where ordinary people can handle their own...
Keywords: Small claims, small claims court, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
July 12, 2011
AdminLawBC.ca A Guide to Administrative Law in BC What is Administrative Law? All levels of government make laws and regulations that affect us every day. For example, the municipal government makes...
Keywords: administrative law, poverty law, tribunal, British Columbia, Government information, Manuals and guides
July 6, 2011
The FNSDS is a non-profit society that provides support services to the Band Social Development Workers of BC who administer Income Assistance On-reserve for BC First Nation Communities. They provide...
Keywords: income assistance on reserve, Indigenous, Welfare, welfare on reserve, Manuals and guides, Organizations
June 27, 2011
Action to End Poverty in Alberta, coordinated by the Alberta Inter-City Forum on Social Policy, has been campaigning for a provincial anti-poverty strategy. Visit their website for more information,...
Keywords: Alberta, anti-poverty strategy, Poverty Research, provincial poverty reduction plan, Campaigns and initiatives
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
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
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 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
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 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