Online Resources

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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 (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 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 1, 2011
Parenting on Your Own: A Handbook for One-Parent Families (tenth edition, 2012) lists services and supports in Manitoba that are of interest to one-parent families. It is an excellent resource for...
Keywords: Family, Women, Manitoba, Government information, Manuals and guides
June 1, 2011
The Transgender Heath Program was launched by Vancouver Coastal Health to improve the transgender community's access to quality health and social care. Their site has a range of online resources: a...
Keywords: Transgender health, British Columbia, Government information, Services
June 1, 2011
National Inuit Youth Council website gives youth and other visitors a chance to connect, open communications, raise awareness, hear what people think and feel and help each other. News, photos,...
Keywords: Aboriginal and First Nations, Children and Youth, inuit, Newfoundland, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Organizations, Québec
June 1, 2011
Street Health works to improve the health and well being of homeless and underhoused individuals in southeast Toronto by addressing the social determinants of health through programs, services,...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Organizing, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) is involved in a range of housing assistance services in Ohio, including homeless prevention, emergency shelters, transitional housing and...
Keywords: Homelessness, Housing, Ohio, Organizing, Organizations, United States
June 1, 2011
The Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign is committed to uniting the poor across color lines as the leadership base for a broad movement to abolish poverty. We work to accomplish this through...
Keywords: Ethnicity and Race, Human Rights, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, United States
June 1, 2011
The Recession Relief Fund Coalition is a national organization representing more than 230 organizations across the country that are concerned about the recession’s impact on Canada's most vulnerable...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, Organizations, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care works for more access to quality child care, for more affordable child care and to improve child care services in Ontario.
Keywords: child care, Children and Youth, Family, Women, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Policy Note is a blog that delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect British Columbians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, provincial budgets, taxes,...
Keywords: Blogs, Government Policy, public policy, British Columbia
June 1, 2011
The Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) is a provincial network of faith groups working together for greater social justice. ISARC was born out of the hope that together a coalition...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Welfare, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
HomeComing Community Choice Coalition promotes the rights of people with mental illness to live where they choose.
Keywords: Housing, Mental Health, supportive housing, Ontario, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Most often, because we don't see them on the street, they're out of sight and out of mind. Raising the Roof, Canada's national charity dedicated to preventing and reducing homelessness, has launched...
Keywords: Homelessness, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
BC Poverty Reduction is a coalition that includes community and non-profit groups, faith groups, health organizations, First Nations and Aboriginal organizations, businesses, labour organizations,...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, poverty reduction, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
June 1, 2011
Edmonton Coalition On Housing and Homelessness (ECOHH) was created in 1980 to address housing and homelessness issues in Edmonton. Many community organizations and individuals are active participants...
Keywords: Alberta, Homelessness, Housing, Organizations
June 1, 2011
Frances Bula, a former Vancouver Sun reporter, writes the State of Vancouver blog. The blog has stories and opinion pieces on city politics, the Downtown Eastside, homelessness and other Vancouver...
Keywords: Blogs, Media, British Columbia
June 1, 2011
Challenging the Commonplace is a blog by two social researchers with stories on a variety of issues including poverty and homelessness.
Keywords: Blogs, Homelessness, Media, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
City Life/Vida Urbana is a community organization in Boston that has organized against evictions and for community controlled housing. They have long struggled for community control of local...
Keywords: Boston, Children and Youth, Ethnicity and Race, Homelessness, Housing, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Organizing, Tenants' Rights, Welfare, Women, Organizations, United States