Jun 8, 2011

Social determinants of health

Peter Prontzos
It is now clear that economic, and social variables -- more than individual behaviour -- are the most salient factors in determining people's well-being.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


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