Canadian Poverty

Joshua Ostroff

These Next-Gen Food Banks Do Much More Than Hand Out Cans

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Living

It's not just giving at the door.

Poverty Violates Human Rights. Canada Must Do More To Defeat It

Michele Biss | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Michele Biss

For a poverty reduction strategy to be successful, it takes time, political momentum, dedicated resources and an understanding that governments must consider the lived realities of poverty in every single policy decision they make.

The Food Bank Will Always Be Part Of My Family Story

Matthew Ryan Smith | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
Matthew Ryan Smith

We didn't want charity, especially when we needed it the most. Yet it was the blind kindness of strangers that made the toughest of times a little less daunting. A full belly was one of our first steps towards a fuller life. What was once a source of shame for my family is now an important part of our story.

Action on Child Poverty Long Overdue

Janelle Vandergrift | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Janelle Vandergrift

Twenty five years ago this month, our government unanimously made a promise to end child poverty by the year 2000. Today the number of children living in poverty in Canada is the equivalent to the population of Calgary.

Bif Naked Surviving On $3 A Day For Food To Protest Welfare Rates

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Music

Declaring B.C.'s welfare rates "simply inadequate," Vancouver rocker Bif Naked is trying to survive on only $3 a day as part of the Welfare Food Chall...

Bif Naked Joins Welfare Challenge: '$3 A Day For Food, Let That Marinate'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Music

Vancouver rocker Bif Naked has faced a lot of unexpected challenges in her life, but this month she'll be facing one on purpose as she joins the third...

Santa, Don't Forget About Struggling Seniors

Arlene Adamson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Living
Arlene Adamson

Santa is a senior. My guess is he never had a defined benefit pension and needs the extra cash. He knows that although Canada has made great strides in eliminating seniors' poverty, too many of our older adults still live a low-income lifestyle, especially in major urban centres where costs of living are high. This Christmas season, I urge you to remember and reach out to the elders in your life.