News Topics: Poverty


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Childhood and Children’s Rights in Federal Minister Mandate Letters

Last week, the Prime Minister of Canada released ministerial mandate letters to guide the work of federal cabinet ministers. UNICEF Canada analyzed the ministerial mandate letters and outlined key policy priorities that will improve child and youth well-being in Canada and around the world. To mark the start of a new parliament, a new MORE


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2020 Poverty Reduction Planning & Action Program Grants

In March 2019, the Province of BC released their poverty reduction strategy: TogetherBC: British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. The intent of the Poverty Reduction Planning & Action program is to support local governments in taking actions that reduce poverty at the local level and to support the Province’s poverty reduction strategy. The Province MORE


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The Oxfam Summit and the Day of Action

The Oxfam Summit gathers activists, community leaders and passionate individuals from across Canada to Ottawa (unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory) for two and a half days packed full of workshops, inspiring speakers, and break-out sessions. The Day of Action follows the Summit where participants take all they’ve learned and put MORE


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Canada’s Poverty Reduction Act and Strategy Update

Earlier this week, the Government of Canada provided an update on the implementation of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. With Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy marking its first anniversary, Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, released the report entitled Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy – An Update. The update marks MORE


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2019 PHABC Conference – Call for Abstracts 

The Public Health Association of British Columbia will host its annual conference in November in downtown Vancouver. This year’s theme is “Simplifying Complexity: Public Health Approaches & Practice in Complex Systems,” and will explore sub-themes of food systems & security, immunization & infectious disease control, wicked problems in health equity, MORE


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BC Poverty Reduction Coalition Campaign Calling for Increase to Welfare and Disability Rates

As was released in our past newsletter, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services released their Budget 2020 Consultation Report and corresponding Media Release. We were pleased to see a number of recommendations included in the report. However, for the first time in many years, the report did not call for an increase to MORE