News Topics: Poverty


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

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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


Poverty makes kids sick, pediatricians say

Poverty and low income is seriously affecting the health of U.K. children, according to pediatricians. Any new government must tackle health inequalities or risk storing up health problems for future generations. That’s according to a new report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Child Poverty MORE

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Urgent need for action on poverty – Send your feedback to Canada poverty reduction consultations

The government of Canada has begun consultations for its Poverty Reduction Strategy, and Citizens for Public Justice has prepared an easy-to-use form so you can send your thoughts directly to Employment and Social Development Canada on what you’d like to see. The CPJ website also provides resources about poverty in Canada, key policy MORE


Children, poverty and mental health

A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. Now add poor psychological health to the list, a Cornell University researcher says in a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Why? Read MORE