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Apr 17
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There is an unfortunate connection between foster care and homelessness. Here is an article from The Homeless Hub http://www.homelesshub.ca/blog/what-are-rates-homelessness-amongst-youth-previously-care
There is an unfortunate connection between foster care and homelessness. Family homelessness has been found to be prevalent amongst children who enter foster care, and foster care history is linked to future homelessness.
What are the rates of homelessness amongst youth previously in care? | The Homeless Hub

		
Apr 16
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Here are 6 Tips for Living Below The Line. Will you take the challenge? https://www.livebelowtheline.com/blogs/26906
Check out my latest Live Below the Line blog: 6 Tips for Living Below the Line
6 Tips for Living Below the Line

		
Apr 16
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Canada can and must provide stronger leadership toward a more sustainable & peaceful world. Check out the We Can Do Better 2015 campaign to see what can be done. http://wecandobetter2015.ca/
Canada can and must provide stronger leadership toward a more sustainable & peaceful world. Why now? 2015 is a critical year for several big reasons :
Home | We Can Do Better

		
Apr 15
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To win the fight against poverty, we need to eliminate malnutrition.
Malnutrition is both the result of poverty and a cause of poverty. We have the solutions, but we lack the public and political will.
The Urgent Need to Fight Malnutrition - RESULTS-RESULTATS

		
Apr 15
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The Live Below The Line Challenge is kicking off in just over a week! We hope you will consider joining us. https://www.livebelowtheline.com/ca/partner/makepovertyhistory

		
Apr 15
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What's Your Girls' Education Degree? Take this quiz to discover how much you know about girls' education. http://www.globalpartnership.org/quiz-whats-your-girls-education-degree
Take this quiz and discover what your degree is in girls' education.
Quiz: What’s your Girls' Education Degree? | Global Partnership for Education

		
Apr 13
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The Global Education First Initiative has produced a new video that focuses on improving the quality of education. http://www.globaleducationfirst.org/5146.htm
UN Global Education First Initiative – United Nations Secretary General’s Global Initiative on...

		
Apr 08
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The facts about women and poverty in Canada from the Canadian Women's Foundation http://www.canadianwomen.org/facts-about-poverty
We help women in Canada to move out of poverty by funding life-changing programs designed especially for them. Through these unique programs, they can learn a skilled trade, start a small business, or get work experience.
The Facts About Women and Poverty | Canadianwomen.org

		
Apr 07
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Poverty is not only found it in the developing world; it affects over three million Canadians, including 600,000 children. Take a look at this info graphic to understand just how many Canadian children it affects. After, take this quiz to see how...

		
Apr 06
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How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people. ...
How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people
Over population, over consumption - in pictures

		
Apr 02
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McDonald's announced Wednesday that it will boost pay for 90,000 of 750,000 U.S. employees to $1 above the mandated minimum wages starting in July Currently, the U.S. federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, the same level since 2009 and this means people...
Striking workers say the fast-food chain's pay-hike proposal pales in comparison to recent hikes for Walmart and Target workers.
McDonald's Workers Strike 2015: Employees Plan US Protests After ‘Publicity Stunt’ Wage Hike...

		
Apr 02
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We've heard the complaints that it's tough to buy a home in Canada. Just how tough is it? http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/04/02/canada-most-expensive-home-buying-infographic_n_6988944.html
We've heard the complaints: it's tough to buy a home in Canada. But just how difficult is it? Depends entirely on where you live. Toronto-based website Rentseeker in February generated an infographic that showed how much it cost to rent a place...
This 1 Graphic Shows How Much $$$ You Need To Buy A Home

		
Apr 01
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On March 31 by the Parliamentary Budget Officer released a new report that examines the issue of how much the federal government spends on child care. ...
PBO says families with no child care expenses to get bulk of benefits from Ottawa's enhanced child care support.
Families without child care costs get most of Tories' child care spending, budget officer says |...

		
Mar 31
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On March 19th the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released the 2015 Alternative Federal Budget, under the title, “Delivering the Good” The Alternative Federal Budget delivers a plan that would lift 893,000 Canadians out of poverty, reduce...
The Alternative Federal Budget 2015: Delivering the Good demonstrates that the federal government’s continued obsession with austerity and balancing the budget comes at the cost of higher househo
Alternative Federal Budget 2015

		
Mar 30
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Right now, the Government is making final budget decisions - what to fund, where to cut, where to spend a bit more. And here’s the thing: Canada could be spending more when it comes to foreign...
Funding for the world's poorest people has been cut by millions over the last few years. We can't cut anymore. And we need to restore more life-saving funding. Join me and tell Finance Prime Minister Joe Oliver to #PrioritiseAid.
SIGN THE PETITION: Protect foreign aid funding in the budget

		
Mar 26
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Ending poverty is about justice, not just charity and economic and social rights are the foundation. Canada Without Poverty will be offering their Economic and Social Rights Education online course online from Monday, April 13th until Sunday, May 10th. ...
Canada Without Poverty would like to invite you to join us this April for a four-week Economic and Social Rights Education online course. As part of our human rights program, the course will give you an opportunity to learn about the UN human rights system and how to apply a human rights framework t…
Economic and Social Rights Online Course Spring 2015

		
Mar 23
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Are you ready to join us living below the line? Visit our page to learn more and sign up to join us https://www.livebelowtheline.com/ca/partner/makepovertyhistory?lang=en https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfKQuAbIn_8
www.livebelowtheline.ca Have you got questions about Live Below the Line? Ennis Esmer, Naomi Snieckus, Matt Baram and Colin Doyle clear things up. Film by De...
Live Below The Line - Q & A

		
Mar 22
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Today is World Water Day. This year's theme is Water and Sustainable Development http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/world-water-day-2015-facts-figures-water-sustainable-development-theme-1492912
World Water Day is observed on 22 March to raise awareness of water-related issues.
World Water Day 2015: Facts, figures and 'Water and Sustainable Development' theme

		
Mar 20
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10 reasons why girls and women are essential to ending extreme poverty! http://www.one.org/us/2015/03/10/10-reasons-why-girls-and-women-are-essential-to-ending-extreme-poverty/
Across every key gender indicator, life is significantly harder for girls and women in the least developed countries compared to those living in other countries. While men in poor countries are also disadvantaged, the gender gap between males and females is even larger in the poorest countries.
10 reasons why girls and women are essential to ending extreme poverty

		
Mar 19
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It is with great sadness that we are sharing news of the sudden loss of a dedicated anti-poverty advocate and a Canadian voice fighting for equality and justice. Please take a moment in honor of Bryan. http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca/node/328035
It is with great sadness that we are sharing news of the sudden loss of a dedicated anti-poverty advocate and a Canadian voice fighting for equality and justice. Last week, on March 9th 2015, Bryan Turner, a 32 year-old Canadian from Vancouver and long-time supporter of Make Poverty History (MPH) Ca…
In Memoriam: Bryan Turner | Make Poverty History

		

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Imagine if, before choosing our next federal government this year, we could make sure that every party leader spoke about issues affecting women and girls. The NDP and the Green Party have signed on to participate in a federal debate on women’s issues, but we have yet to hear from the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party, or the Bloc Quebecois!

In honour of International Women’s Day, call on Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, and Mario Beaulieu to take women’s issues seriously.

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 all children around the world to have access to an education. I want to see Canada investing in cost-effective solutions to poverty.

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