welfare

Podcast
May 18, 2010

B.C. welfare policy hurting family reunification

Pivot Legal Society
Pivot Lawyer Lobat Sadrehashemi talks about a complaint filed to the B.C. Ombudsperson regarding a policy that makes it difficult for foster children to return to their parents.
Podcast
Apr 16, 2010

Students rally to fight hunger in Ontario

John Bonnar Audio Blog
Fifty-five grade seven and eight students from City View Alternative Senior School in Toronto joined a rally and march Thursday for an increase to social assistance rates.
Photos
Feb 9, 2010

Poverty Olympics is no Games

rabble staff
A large group of supporters came out to watch the Poverty Olympics on Sunday, Feb 7. The event's aim is to ensure that increased poverty is not British Columbia's Olympic legacy.
News
Feb 4, 2010

Food allowance for the poor under attack

Liisa Schofield
By John Clarke
Ontario's pre-budget talks take aim at the Special Diet payment, a monthly allowance that healthcare providers say keeps the poorest citizens healthy.
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.
News
Jul 22, 2009

Urgent EI fix needed now

Peggy Nash and Winnie Ng
The best economic stabilizer for those who are bearing the brunt of the economic downturn, is a solid unemployment insurance system.
News
Jul 21, 2009

Mind the gap: Navigating Canada's EI system

Susan Peters
Rising unemployment in the recession has exposed more flaws in Canada's employment insurance system -- like regional disparities and EI's questionable role as an economic stimulus.

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