social safety net

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Aug 14, 2018
 Calgary Housing Action Initiative housing march. Photo: Grant Neufeld/Flickr

Why are people destitute in Canada?

A social safety net to ensure that every individual has enough to live on should be standard in a liberal democracy. Canada had such a social safety net, until it was abolished nearly 25 years ago.
Blog
Aug 11, 2016
Photo: Thad Smith/flickr

Progress is about solutions, not scapegoats

Erika Shaker
Progressive change does not happen by accident. It requires dedication and a tremendous investment to take on the development of alternative models of How Things Should Work.
Blog
Apr 7, 2010

Vancouver's poverty rate leads country

Seth Klein
'Mending Canada's frayed social safety net: The role of municipal governments' looks at key social indicators in 24 Canadian municipalities.
News
Aug 25, 2009

New campaign lets you do the math on income security

Jonah Schein
Despite the provincial government’s promise to reduce poverty in Ontario, there is a deafening silence from our leaders when it comes to the income security programs of last resort for the vulnerable.

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