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...
B.C. Child Poverty Among Worst In Canada

B.C. Child Poverty Among Worst In Canada

Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press  11.21.2012
VICTORIA - British Columbia must target child-poverty reduction with the same gusto it devotes to its jobs creation strategy, says a report...
This Province's Poverty Numbers Are On The Rise

This Province's Poverty Numbers Are On The Rise

10.20.2012
An expert on poverty in New Brunswick says unemployment for young adults has jumped by five per cent this year. Randy Hatfield...
Could You Live Off These Grocery Items For A Week?

Could You Live Off These Grocery Items For A Week?

Arti Patel  09.18.2012
Here's a challenge: Could you eat only basic pantry items for a week? For many users of the Saskatoon Food Bank, this is the reality....
A Load Off For Vancouver Parents

A Load Off For Vancouver Parents

07.24.2012
The largest operator of licensed daycare facilities in Vancouver is ending the practice of forcing parents to pay a $50-fee for a spot...

Parliamentarians Want Action on Poverty

06.22.2012
Poverty costs society in terms of lost human capital and money spent on health care, criminal justice systems, and other social services....
Poverty Now Worse For Children In Canada Than National Rate

Poverty Now Worse For Children In Canada Than National Rate

Rebecca Zamon  05.29.2012
If we believe the children are our future, then it might be time to put some money where our mouths are. In a report released by UNICEF...
Poverty: A Huge Cost to Our Health-care System

Poverty: A Huge Cost to Our Health-care System

01.16.2012
Poverty and health go hand-in-hand. People in poverty are more likely to use the health care system because of physical and mental health...
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