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'Storming the Digital Divide' illustrates how PovNet made the Internet accessible

October 20, 2016
| PovNet was born out of a meeting of anti-poverty activists in 1997 who wanted to make the Internet accessible to all. A new comic book tells the story of this unique online resource.
Length: 13:32 minutes (12.39 MB)
| October 11, 2016
Photo: Dariusz Więckiewicz/flickr
| July 28, 2016
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July 5, 2016 |
We are often told that the solution to poverty is for the poor to “get a job” or for various sectors to create more jobs. But this CCPA study finds that a job is not a guaranteed path out of poverty.
Christina Gray
| July 4, 2016
Image: IntentCity.ca
| June 27, 2016

A benefit system disadvantaging Canada's poorest children

Photo: flickr/Mikel Garcia Idiakez

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Lindsey McKay, postdoctoral fellow at Brock University's Sociology Department, is among the thousands of Canadian mothers ineligible for maternity benefits. 

McKay, who gave birth to twins in 2011, missed out because she was studying at the time.



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New data reveals depth of poverty on reserve

June 13, 2016
| A new study using data from the National Household Survey shows 60% of Indigenous children on reserve live below the poverty line. We speak with Mary Teegee of the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society.
Length: 16:26 minutes (15.05 MB)
| May 20, 2016
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