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International Day to Eradicate Poverty
Today marks the United Nations designated International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  Around the world people are working to raise awareness of the plight of those struggling with low-income. Here are a few events  CWP is involved with: Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada is marking the the day with a […]
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Offer homes and stability, not punishment
CWP Board Member for the Yukon and member of the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, Reanna Mohamed, wrote a letter to her local paper about addressing the root causes of addictions and poor behaviour: poverty.  Policing poverty will not end the cycle and is more costly than offering a stable, healthy home and supports.  Reanna reminds us […]
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Inequality makes Canadians sick
The most influential social determinant of health is income.  As inequality grows in Canada, so will the costs to health care and society as more people succumb to physical and mental illness.  That is the main point in the Toronto Star Op-Ed by Canada Without Poverty ED Rob Rainer and the President of the Canadian […]
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A Photographic Exploration of Housing and Health
*Written by Surita Parashar –  facilitator for “The Way I See It” Housing instability is a growing problem in British Columbia, particularly in the city of Vancouver. Approximately 133,000 renter households in BC report having difficulty meeting their core housing needs. Of these households, 64,900 allot more than 50% of their income to housing. As […]
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Why is there no Ministry for Poverty Elimination?
*By Tony Macerollo The way governments organize themselves say a lot about how politicians and senior public servants see their responsibility in the service of the people. There are some tried and true and ones you can’t get out of: national defense, foreign affairs, public education, more or less healthcare and safety, justice and crime, […]
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Poverty costs the healthcare system
Today marks the second day of tough talks between the federal government the provincial/territorial premiers over the renewal of the Canada health and social transfers (CHT & CST).  The debate has mainly centered around the amount of money each province will receive and the surprise announcement from the federal government last December that health transfer […]
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