News Topics: Poverty


resources

Canada lags behind rich nations in meeting SDGs for children

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2016, set ambitious targets that apply to rich countries as well as poor. The most telling sign of a nation’s progress towards meeting those goals will be how well it meets the needs of its children. The June 2017 UNICEF report card, Building the Future: 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


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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


Campaigns and Issues

NDP government sworn in and new cabinet ministers announced

First Call congratulates all new ministers on their appointments, and we look forward to educating key ministers about the work of First Call and addressing issues and recommendations related to our 4 Keys to Success. The First Call BC Election Toolkit addressed key policy areas, noted below, which we look 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


research

Study looks at BC’s Aboriginal Infant Development Program

A new study from UBC, Relational pathways in early intervention: Research summary report for the Aboriginal Infant Development Program of British Columbia, by Alison Gerlach, aims to answer questions about how Aboriginal Infant Development Programs (AIDPs) influence the health and well-being of Indigenous families, infants and young children and how MORE


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BCPRC – Talking Poverty Podcast

BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s volunteer Poverty Free Action Team has released the third episode of their Talking Poverty podcast. They interview Heather McCain, executive director of Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods, about Sharing Our Realities: Life on Disability Assistance in British Columbia, a new report co-written with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition. Listen MORE


Campaigns and Issues

New HUMA committee report on poverty

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) presented its Seventh Report in the House of Commons, Breaking the Cycle: A Study on Poverty Reduction. Breaking the Cycle makes 53 specific recommendations with respect to five themes: MORE