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New Statistics Canada data shows family models evolving

Statistics Canada is releasing the third series of data from the 2016 Census. The latest release focuses on families, households, marital status and language. The data provide a portrait of a country where diverse living arrangements have replaced the family models of the past. The 2016 Census data shows that, today, proportionally MORE


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Film project competition for youth to combat Islamophobia

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, partnered with the Silk Road Institute, Fresh Voices – Vancouver foundation, and National Council of Canadian Muslims, is offering an opportunity for Muslim youth to share their knowledge and recommendations to raise public awareness about local and national strategies for combating Islamophobia in Canada. Muslim youth are invited to submit a proposal for a film MORE


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#ReducePoverty youth contest

Did you know that poverty during childhood can have a lifetime impact? Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos challenges youth across the country aged 12-24, by means of written or audio-visual works, media or art, to answer one complex question: How can we reduce poverty in Canada? MORE


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Federal government homelessness consultation

The Advisory Committee on Homelessness is engaging with Canadians from July 17, 2017, to the end of August 2017 to gather their feedback and ideas on how to better prevent and reduce homelessness in Canada. The Advisory Committee on Homelessness is seeking views from Canadians through an online engagement process. All Canadians MORE


opportunities

#ReducePoverty Youth Contest

Did you know that poverty during childhood can have a lifetime impact? Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos challenges youth across the country aged 12-24, by means of written or audio-visual works, media or art, to answer one complex question: How can we reduce poverty in Canada? MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Federal human rights tribunal order on Jordan’s Principle

In May the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal issued its fourth order, calling on the federal government to fully implement Jordan’s Principle, to end discrimination against indigenous children in public services. This is a follow-up to the January 2016 Tribunal ruling that found the Canadian government is racially discriminating against 163,000 First MORE