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CWP now a regular contributor on the Huffington Post
Canada Without Poverty is happy to announce that we now have a regular blog on the Huffington Post Canada website.  Executive Director Rob Rainer, and Director of Education & Outreach, Megan Yarema, will offer insight on, and responses to, poverty related issues and current news.  The first blog was posted last week on the housing […]
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New Year, Same Challenges
The beginning of a new year can offer a sense of promise – a hopefulness for change and opportunity – and yet what many people with low-income face remains the same: poor housing, increased costs of living, and dismal welfare rates. While the solutions to poverty are around us in numerous reports and from the […]
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December 10th: International Day for Human Rights
Saturday, December 10, marks international Human Rights Day for 2011.  This occasion “commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights….Although the Declaration with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights […]
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Rob Rainer Looks at Poverty in Canada on CBC’s The Current
This morning Canada Without Poverty’s Executive Director Rob Rainer had the opportunity to co-host a special edition of CBC’s The Current that looked at poverty across the country.  In a follow-up program from last Fridays show titled “We are the 10%: Poverty in Canada” with Lorna Crozier, CBC scheduled a second show after the incredible […]
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Looking at Nutrition in Northern Canada
*By CWP intern Emily Shoff Food is a human right, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Keep this statement in mind when thinking of Northern communities where the land is non-agricultural, where wild animals are a rare commodity and where food has to be flown in.  Are Canadian citizens in the North able […]
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Poverty Groups Respond to CBC Food Banks Day
On Friday December 2nd the CBC is hosting its 25th annual Food Banks Day.  In response to this event, various BC anti-poverty organizations are writing to the CBC to ask them to change their food banks message and programming from a focus on charity to one of justice.
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