Child Poverty Canada

Ontario's Liberals Should Care More About Child Poverty Than Hydro Handouts

Mike Schreiner | Posted 09.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Playing the blame game won't help the 371,000 children currently living in poverty in Ontario. It's time for the Liberals to look in the mirror. The money is there. But the Wynne and McGuinty governments have chosen political self-interest over reducing childhood poverty.

Ending Teachers' Dispute Lies In Hands Of B.C. Government

Lizanne Foster | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Lizanne Foster

Teachers do not hold the purse strings to public funds in this province. Teachers cannot pass legislation. Teachers cannot ignore Supreme Court rulings without risking jail. The government can and has done all these things. It is the government who can end this dispute.

LOOK: Tory Minister Ripped Over Child Poverty Remarks

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

James Moore apologized Monday for recent statements about child poverty that left some comparing the industry minister to the Grinch and Scrooge. M...

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.

This Province Is Seeing Near Record-High Food Bank Use

CBC | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Business

A near-record number of Ontarians are using food banks, according to a new report. The Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) says that 375,789 pe...

B.C. Not The Best Place To Be A Kid

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - B.C.'s Opposition New Democrats are demanding a promise from the Liberal government that it won't cut social programs with the release of a...

Sunny Freeman

Canada Gets Unimpressive Marks On Global Report Card | Sunny Freeman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Business

Canada gets an uninspiring ‘B’ on a new report card measuring social performance among a group of major developed countries, a ranking the think t...

Giving Refugee Children a Holiday to Remember

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

The little girl from Iran was ready to meet Santa. She had heard all about the jolly man in a red suit, but never actually seen him in person. Anahita Azita emerged from the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre in Toronto, dressed in a princess costume someone had donated. Her face was a picture of joyous anticipation.

Poverty Now Worse For Children In Canada Than National Rate

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 05.30.2012 | Canada Living

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 today on ch...

What Happened To Canada's Promise To Eradicate Child Poverty?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Business

It has been more than 20 years since the House of Commons unanimously resolved to end child poverty by 2000, but a national advocacy grou...