Patients don't want sympathy, we want solidarity. We don't want "reasonable" solutions that disregard the destruction of social services over decades.
As we welcome refugees in larger numbers this year, the spotlight is turned on our disintegrating social infrastructure.
The popular image for the changeover in the calendar combines an old man with an hourglass giving way to a bouncing baby. As the calendar changes in 2016, how will the lot of seniors change?
Alleviating poverty is a long-term proposition that requires multiple interventions. Community-based organizations are one part of the solution and they should be adequately funded to do their work.
It's been seven years since the Ontario government announced its commitment to reduce child poverty by 25 per cent between 2008 and 2013. Ontario can learn a few lessons from that first experience.
The decision to change a Halifax street name follows "defined policies" so that street names are "consistent," say city staff. That might have been that, except we're talking about Gottingen Street.
In 2008, Calgary became the first Canadian municipality to publicly commit to "ending homelessness." Read on for more points about ending homelessness in Canada.
It seems economic growth post-recession has done little to improve the lives of B.C.'s most vulnerable residents -- those who rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families.
Nova Scotia Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard says she knows the province's welfare system is "broken." That's why her government announced it is forking out $2 million to consultants.
With a potential partner at the federal level, the possibility for progress exists, but housing activists must redouble their efforts to put an end to poor housing in Winnipeg and across Canada.