Most Child Sex Tourists Are 'Situational Offenders', Not Pedophiles

Most Child Sex Tourists Are 'Situational Offenders', Not Pedophiles

07.11.2014
We tend to assume that the tourists who abuse children are pedophiles, people with a clinical disorder and an exclusive sexual inclination...
What Refugees Leave Behind When They Flee Their Homes

What Refugees Leave Behind When They Flee Their Homes

06.20.2014
As we mark World Refugee Day, the latest figures indicate that more than 50-million human beings alive today have been forcibly displaced...
Canadian Retailers Must Put Child Labour on the Agenda

Canadian Retailers Must Put Child Labour on the Agenda

06. 2.2014
Today's products come to you courtesy of a whole string of contractors and subcontractors, each with different employment and safety standards....
$1.75 Isn't Enough To Feed You, But Millions Do It Every Day

$1.75 Isn't Enough To Feed You, But Millions Do It Every Day

Lois Abraham, The Canadian Press  04.16.2014
TORONTO - During a challenge to eat and drink on $1.75 a day to understand the reality of extreme poverty, Nadia Chychrun realized the...
Why Canada Needs a Basic Income Pilot To Reduce Poverty

Why Canada Needs a Basic Income Pilot To Reduce Poverty

02.20.2014
The point is not that specific credits or programs should be replaced or specific tax increases should be adopted -- but that it will take...
Working at the Minimum Keeps People in Poverty

Working at the Minimum Keeps People in Poverty

02. 6.2014
How is it that people with higher wages deserve an increase, but those at the bottom do not? It is hard to believe the Panel suggests that...
When You Donate Food, Don't Just Give the Cans You Can't Stomach

When You Donate Food, Don't Just Give the Cans You Can't Stomach

12.18.2013
It's important to be mindful when you give. Next time you attend a function where people ask for a donation for charity don't reach for...
I Grew Up in South Africa During Apartheid

I Grew Up in South Africa During Apartheid

12. 6.2013
I was born in South Africa, under apartheid -- a white child with every privilege. It was the year 1969, five years after Nelson Mandela...
Younger Canadians Will Suffer the Most From This Failing System

Younger Canadians Will Suffer the Most From This Failing System

11.28.2013
The solutions are to either improve government transfers or to improve access to viable retirement savings vehicles. So what has Canada...
Getting a Grip Before the Holiday Chaos

Getting a Grip Before the Holiday Chaos

11. 7.2013
Because I work for the aid and develpment agency World Vision, we've always had the World Vision Gift Catalogue around the house. You might...
New Census Raises Poverty Debate

New Census Raises Poverty Debate

09.18.2013
According to the NHS, in 2011 4.8 million people were living with low income, with the majority of these individuals concentrated in Montreal,...
Could You Live On $1.75 A Day?

Could You Live On $1.75 A Day?

Lois Abraham  04.25.2013
TORONTO - Could you live on $1.75 a day and eat nutritiously? Hundreds of Canadians are going to join thousands around the world next...
Could You Live in Canada on $1.75 a Day?

Could You Live in Canada on $1.75 a Day?

04. 2.2013
Extreme poverty is the most severe form of poverty -- in Canada, it equates to living off just $1.75 a day for everything in life. This...

In Alberta, We're Ready and Eager to Tackle Child Poverty

02.13.2013
To what extent might child poverty hamper our collective future? This question is on my mind because earlier this month, the Conference...
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