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"It's A Matter of Social Justice": An Alliance Against Poverty in Waterloo Region

March 7, 2015
| As CKMS's 2015 Homelessness Radio Marathon Contribution, we organized a roundtable with members of KW-based Alliance Against Poverty, a grassroots community organization.
Length: 29:59 minutes (41.18 MB)

A poverty reduction plan for Canada

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Approximately 4.8 million Canadians -- that's one in seven -- live in poverty.

This week, Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty, two groups that address issues of homelessness, early childhood education and how to organize around anti-poverty activism, released a national action plan to address income insecurity among Canadians. 

"It is never acceptable for a rich country to do nothing about poverty, and now is certainly not the time," said Canada Without Poverty's Executive Director Leilani Farha in a press release.

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| January 5, 2015
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Out of the Cold program closures in Waterloo region

August 25, 2014
| Brayden, an organizer with Kitchener's Alliance Against Poverty, speaks about the Out of the Cold shelter and food program now that a fourth host site has backed out.
Length: 17:06 minutes (15.66 MB)
June 27, 2014 |
Collective wealth comes from the taxes we all should pay. Tax havens, tax avoidance and regressive tax systems have steadily eroded this collective wealth. This has to stop.
Photo: Lynne Fernandez
| May 14, 2014
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| March 3, 2014

Coalition pushes Ontario government to address youth unemployment

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A $14 minimum wage and an overhaul to Ontario's employment and labour laws are among the recommendations a coalition of young workers and organizations will present to the The Premier's Council on Youth Opportunities February 27.

In Ontario, where youth unemployment rates are twice as high as the overall provincial youth unemployment rate, the job situation of young people has become a priority issue for many labour and anti-poverty organizations.

The recommendations are included in the report, "Addressing Youth Unemployment and Underemployment," the result of six months of consultations after an Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) hosted forum on youth underemployment.

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| February 18, 2014
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