- Using policies to fight poverty
The saying that “where there is a will, there is a way” rings true in the fight against poverty in Canada: it requires political will. Citizens for Public Justice recently met with Members of Parliament from the Liberal Party, Bloc Qué ...
Story - Trixie - 11/21/2012 - 10:40 - 0 comments
- Housing insecurity: the face of poverty
Julia is a single mother who is a paycheck away from being homeless. She has a low income job and spends more than 30 per cent of her income on rent, and is on a long waiting list for social housing. She cannot afford child care for her two children and ...
Story - Trixie - 11/21/2012 - 10:48 - 0 comments
- Making housing a reality for all
Each year, November 22 is set aside to commemorate National Housing Day, recognizing that housing is needed for well-being and for participation in the economy and society. Today, with more than 1.5 million Canadians desperately needing housing, this ...
Story - Trixie - 11/21/2012 - 10:39 - 0 comments
- Accountability Backlog in Immigration?
With an immigration application backlog that has ballooned to more than 900,000, it is clearly time to address the immigration process in Canada. Recently, the Conservative government introduced amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act ...
Story - Trixie - 12/21/2012 - 09:47 - 1 comment
- CPJ calls citizens to envision Canada without poverty
CPJ’s Envisioning Canada Without Poverty campaign has ended. We thank CPJ members and supporters for contacting their MPs and sharing the important message that poverty must be addressed. Thanks to you, the campaign was a success. For new opport ...
Story - Trixie - 11/21/2012 - 11:14 - 0 comments
- Let's envision Canada without poverty
What is poverty? What are its symptoms and causes? If someone’s basic needs are not met, can they live with dignity? What can governments do to reduce poverty? How do we engage our Members of Parliament on poverty issues? These were some of the ch ...
Story - Trixie - 01/30/2009 - 15:57 - 0 comments
- Affordable housing for immigrants
While immigration is crucial to Canada’s population and economic growth, immigrants arriving in Canada today increasingly face structures of inequality and barriers to full participation in the economy and society. The effects of deepening pover ...
Story - Trixie - 01/30/2009 - 16:10 - 0 comments
- Hope for Millions of Canadians in Need of Affordable Housing
In the 2007 Throne Speech, the federal government promised to “invest in our families and our future, and help those seeking to break free from the cycles of homelessness and poverty.” In the recent 2008 federal budget, for some families and ...
Story - Trixie - 11/22/2012 - 11:33 - 0 comments
- Seeking home in a broken world
Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement By Steven Bouma-Prediger and Brian J. Walsh Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2008 Reviewed by Trixie Ling “A home is more than bricks and mortar,&rd ...
Story - Trixie - 06/22/2009 - 14:25 - 0 comments
- Multifaith leaders rally to bring justice to the homeless
Leaders from different faith communities in Vancouver and Calgary are acting in solidarity to bring attention to the plight of the homeless and to advocate justice for the poor. In the midst of a wealthy Canadian society, homelessness is rapidly gr ...
Story - Trixie - 02/02/2009 - 15:55 - 0 comments
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