The Alliance for a Poverty-free Toronto has released a new report, “Toward a Poverty Elimination Strategy for the City of Toronto”. Condensing the reams of research which show poverty is a problem in the city, the report also lays …
October 29, 2012
Last week, Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh, heads of the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario, released their final report, Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario. It contains some …
“Limited Improvements, Serious Concerns” – Poverty Free Ontario Responds to the Social Assistance Review Commission’s Report
Commissioners Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh released their long-awaited report Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in Ontario on October 24, raising both hopes and anxieties in the community that received it. The Report proposes a major restructuring of social assistance,funded …
Story Behind the Stats
The Action on Poverty Riding Profiles are a joint initiative of the Durham, Hamilton, Halton, Peel, Toronto and York social planning councils. Individually, they offer a ‘snapshot’ of the extent and nature of poverty in 53 of the provincial/federal ridings in the ‘Golden Horseshoe,’ as well as an example of a positive initiative that addresses poverty at the local level. Viewed collectively, these profiles paint a portrait of poverty across the region, and offer an impressive array of responses to this critical challenge to our region.
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October 22, 2012
By Catherine Porter
I treated the two Lindas to a celebratory lunch last week.
Pink Linda and Red Linda.
They reminisced about their recent award ceremony over grilled salmon and ginger ale.
The award was …
Sharon Norman speaks at the ISARC Vigil about the Put Food in the Budget campaign…
Tuesday October 09, 2012
Every couple of years, governments are seized by an urge to tidy things up.
Anti-poverty activists dread these binges. Experience has taught them that consolidating, rationalizing and reorganizing are usually code words for …
Thursday September 20, 2012
The biggest surprise in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s all-encompassing report on mental health is how deeply embedded discrimination against people with mental disabilities is in the health-care system.
Doctors, nurses and paramedics — …
From the Action Alert Workers’ Action Centre
Precarious work and the issue of wage theft is drawing increasing attention. The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) recently released an Interim Report on Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work.
The LCO report confirms …
Are you a low income single mom who attended college in 2011-2012 taking at least a 60% course load in any one semester?
Participate in 15 minutes of research on academic performance for your chance to win a deluxe personal …