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A Basic Income Could Lift Canadians Out Of Food Poverty

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Hunger Awareness Week invites us to not only talk about the problem of hunger in Canada, but to think about how we can address it. At the Ontario Association of Food Banks, our long-term vision has always been a hunger-free Ontario. Next summer, this dream may inch a little closer to becoming a reality.

Filing Taxes Can Help Low-Income Canadians Escape Poverty

Gary Bloch | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business
Gary Bloch

It is time we make sure all low-income Canadians are accessing the benefits Parliament has already agreed they deserve. It is incumbent on the government to make sure everyone is aware of the benefits they are due. The CRA needs to provide strong support to ensure barrier-free tax filing for all those in need.

The Federal Budget Benefits Canada's Most Vulnerable

Salman Sakir | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

The proposed budget will increase government spending while having a deficit of $29.4 billion. It will direct billions of dollars to infrastructure spending, First Nations, and the middle class and lower income groups.

Reference Drug Program Changes Mean Less Choice For B.C. Patients

Gail Attara | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Gail Attara

Across Canada, public and private drug plans are increasingly using reference-based pricing policies to contain costs. Under reference-based pricing, drug plans reimburse the cost of the reference drug(s) in a medication class. Most often, this is the least expensive drug.

Doctors Can Help Cure Poverty Without Leaving The Office

Gary Bloch | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living
Gary Bloch

The push for doctors to treat social issues like poverty is starting to change the way we practice medicine and how we work with community agencies and those with expertise in income benefits, food security and poverty law. Many health organizations now are right in the middle of advocacy for better social conditions. Major medical organizations, including the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian College of Family Physicians have been vocal in their support for this approach. This demonstrates a real acceptance by the medical mainstream that reducing patients' poverty is a core part of a doctor's job.

More Ontario Seniors Are Visiting Food Banks Than Ever Before

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 11.30.2015 | Canada Living
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Over the past year, the Ontario Association of Food Bank saw a 35 per cent increase in the number of seniors visiting food banks. This growth is particularly concerning when looking at the aging population of Canada, where seniors are predicted to represent 23 per cent of the population by 2030.

Why Are Women In Singapore Not Keen To Start A Family?

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.27.2015 | Canada Business

What happens if I wish to raise a family? I would have to take maternity leave to deliver a baby and to get ample rest after the birth. I would probably need to take extra time off too by taking further unpaid leave. Not all countries make it compulsory for companies to provide paid maternity leave.

3 Reasons You Should File Your Taxes Even if You Don't Make Much

Jeff Cates | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

I'm here to make the case for doing your taxes, whatever you earn. Every year, many Canadians living on low incomes choose not to file, stating little return -- no pun intended -- on the effort. Are you one of them? You may not realize that whatever bracket you fall in, filing has benefits tailored specifically to your situation. Below, you will find three reasons why filing is essential for those with low incomes.

Explaining to Your Child Why Santa Gave the Neighbours More Gifts

Angela Hartlin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

While the fantasy surrounding Santa can be a magical experience for a child, how to deal with the consequences of explaining "how a man with infinite resources has left you with less than your peers" can become complicated and send out the wrong message about the child's worth if Santa's yearly rewards don't add up to those of their elementary counterparts.

Why Guaranteeing the Poor an Income Will Save Us All In the End

Hugh Segal | Posted 06.08.2013 | Canada Business
Hugh Segal

The wrong approach to poverty reduction is to ignore the problem, letting the ideological conceit that a rising tide lifts all boats obscure the hard reality that many Canadians have no boat -- or access to anyone who has ever had a boat. The answer is automatic top-ups for those who fall beneath the poverty line.

Guess How Many Canadians Are Poor?

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- OTTAWA - The recession stopped progress on poverty in its tracks, according to new data from Statistics Canada that indicates al...