British Columbia

March 14, 2014
"Groundswell: A Guide to Building Food Security in Rural Communities" is a guide on food security. It contains lots of useful information and links to tools and resources to help you reach out to...
Keywords: Online Resource , food security, Foodbanks and Food, British Columbia, Manuals and guides, All of Canada
March 14, 2014
For refugees, starting over just got easier as the provincial government has promised settlement service agencies in British Columbia it will pick up funding for refugee mental health services that...
Keywords: Article , Immigrants and Refugees, Mental Health, British Columbia
March 13, 2014
Over the last few months, the provincial government has been consulting on issues impacting people with disabilities. CLAS, BCCPD, Inclusion BC, BCANDS, CMHA-BC and SPARC BC have prepared a joint...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Health, British Columbia
March 12, 2014
Residents of a rural B.C. town believe the local health authority’s search for a replacement physician amounts to a prescription for mismanagement. The community’s sole general practitioner, Dr....
Keywords: Article , Health, British Columbia
March 11, 2014
A recent B.C. study has found that a program that provides alcohol to chronic, homeless alcoholics reduces emergency hospital visits and arrests, likely saving taxpayer dollars in the long run. The...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, Poverty Research, British Columbia
March 10, 2014
West Coast LEAF has proposed two ways to address a critical lack of family law services in British Columbia. The first recommendation is a pilot project with lawyers working in community agencies so...
Keywords: Article , Family, Legal Aid, Legal Assistance, Women, British Columbia
March 6, 2014
B.C. union leaders are calling for the minimum wage to be increased from the current $10.25 to $13 an hour, which represents the poverty line. The last time the minimum wage was raised was in 2012....
Keywords: Article , Government Policy, British Columbia
March 5, 2014
If you are new to Vancouver or planning your move to Vancouver, these guides will be helpful. "Growing Roots: A Newcomer's Guide to Vancouver" features unique and personal stories shared by Vancouver...
Keywords: Online Resource , Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
March 3, 2014
This year’s Carnegie Community Action Project (CCAP) hotel and housing report found that SROs in the DTES are more expensive than ever and that fewer still are available to low-income individuals...
Keywords: Article , Homelessness, Housing, British Columbia
March 3, 2014
A report entitled "Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada," written by Stephen Gaetz, a professor at York University in Toronto, explains that Canada needs to do a...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Homelessness, British Columbia
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