Submitted by Ravi on November 22, 2010 - 4:20pm
Every time winter's extreme cold claims a life, we have failed the homeless. READ: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/03/every-time-winters-extreme-cold-claims-a-life-we-have-failed-the-homeless?CMP=share_btn_tw
Severe winter weather is predictable. Governments need to take responsibility for the poor and homeless dying on their streetsEvery time extreme cold claims a life, we have failed the homeless
What do peanut butter, lentils, and rice have in common? Live #BelowtheLine. The challenge starts 27 April. Sign up today! http://bit.ly/1By6OZP
Choose a partner. Sign up. Live #BelowtheLine is a global movement challenging YOU to eat and drink on $1.75/day for 5 days to raise funds and awareness to end extreme poverty.Live Below the Line - Canada Partners
1 in 3 people in Nunavut are under the age of 15. And they need new schools. READ: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/02/25/nunavut-budget-attempts-t_n_6753474.html?ncid=newsletter-uk
Nunavut budget grapples with educating 'tsunami' of young people...1 In 3 People In Nunavut Are Under 15. And They Need New Schools.
When you’re income-rich, but asset-poor--->the social and economic implications are real — and serious: -More than half of Canadians make enough to get by from one month to the next but lack the financial cushion in easily available funds to shield...
Some argue we should measure poverty not by income but by assets – the worth of the stuff you have and the cash you've saved. But by that metric,...When you’re income-rich, but asset-poor
Finance Minister Joe Oliver, who will be delivering a federal budget in a few months, has agreed with finance chiefs of the world’s largest economies that they should adopt policies to address the growing wealth gap. SEE:...
Joe Oliver and other officials from world's largest economies express concerns about growing income inequality.G20 finance chiefs favour action on wealth gap | Toronto Star
"Poverty reduction cannot just be about jobs and better wages. We need investment in public services such as health care, early learning and childcare. While the province has made great progress on creating childcare spaces, the existing supply is not...
By: Kirsten Bernas Posted: January 30, 2015 Affordable housing has long been a community priority. Individuals and families need stable housing to...Plan to Cut Poverty in Manitoba Unveiled | The Canadian CED Network
"The unemployment rate for Aboriginal Canadians is twice the national average. They are 10x more likely to be jailed. They are 2x as likely to die as an infant, and live 10 years less than the rest of us. By every single measure, an Aboriginal life is...
Don't see the problem? Then perhaps you are part of it, writes Scott GilmoreYou can build a better Canada, or you can get out of the way - Macleans.ca
Study finds that kids who are free to explore and play are more healthy. How do we ensure every kid has the opportunity? READ: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/kids-free-to-explore-and-play-are-more-healthy-study-finds-1.2921273
Children permitted to play outdoors on their own or with friends are getting more physical activity than kids who are constantly supervised, a new...Kids free to explore and play are more healthy, study finds
Is development becoming a toxic term? "Development used to be a battle against deprivation and dependence. Nowadays it’s more about supporting the liberalisation of markets" READ:...
Development used to be a battle against deprivation and dependence. Nowadays, argues Nick Dearden, it’s more about supporting the liberalisation of...Is development becoming a toxic term?
Canada's pay gap: Who gets paid more? READ: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/behind-numbers/2015/01/canadas-pay-gap-who-gets-paid-more
If private sector compensation looked more like public sector compensation, the gender wage gap would narrow, discrimination would diminish, and...Canada's pay gap: Who gets paid more?
Why focus on nutrition in the final year of the Millennium Development Goals? FIND OUT: http://globalhealth.thelancet.com/2015/01/19/why-focus-nutrition-final-year-millennium-development-goals #globaldev #endpoverty
Jessica Johnston is Vice President for Programs and Operations for the MDG Health Alliance and Office of the UN Special Envoy for Financing the...Why focus on nutrition in the final year of the Millennium Development...
A 90-year-old Kenyan woman who goes to class with six of her great-great-grandchildren is believed to be the oldest primary school pupil in the world. READ: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30935874 #EducationforAll
A 90-year-old Kenyan woman, who goes to class with six of her great-great-grandchildren, is believed to be the oldest primary school pupil in the...Kenyan grandmother at school with her great-great-grandchildren
Did you know poop can be made into drinking water? CHECK OUT: http://www.gatesnotes.com/Development/Omniprocessor-From-Poop-to-Potable?WT.mc_id=01_07_2015_Omniprocessor2_fb&WT.tsrc=Facebook #Innovation #WASH
Bill Gates recently got to check out the Omniprocessor, an ingenious machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, which turns human waste into...This Ingenious Machine Turns Feces Into Drinking Water
Did you know that malnutrition costs the global economy over $3 trillion each year? FIND OUT MORE: http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/icn2/preparations/document-detail/en/c/238663/ #NutritionMatters
Nutrition levels are not only an outcome of overall social and economic development, but also an essential input, impacting health, productivity...Why Nutrition Matters | FAO
Five ways to shape the sustainable development goals 1. Take the conversation to the people 2. Use technology to bridge the gap 3. Create new tools to access open data 4. Embrace shifting trends 5. Above all else, engage READ:...
As grassroots campaign Action/2015 launches today, Teddy Ruge lists five ways the people can influence policy and decisions around the SDGsFive ways people power can shape the sustainable development goals
Get your MPH swag and wear it proud because YOU want a world free of poverty! http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca/node/327889 #EndPoverty
I want to live in a world where women and girls have equal rights to men. I want to live in a country where no child is forced to go hungry. I want...I want a world free of poverty | Make Poverty History