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May 03
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Former homeless man pushing a cart across Canada to raise money and awareness http://ow.ly/3zMcfa
Former homeless man Joe Roberts will push a shopping cart more than 9000 kilometres to raise home and awareness of youth homelessness.
Push for Change: Entrepreneur to push cart across Canada to fight homelessness

		
Apr 28
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A staggering number: Two-thirds of Saskatchewan’s First Nations children live in poverty. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/04/27/two-thirds-of-saskatchewans-first-nations-children-live-in-poverty-advocate-says.html
The province also has more children in care and the highest number of kids using food banks in Canada.
Two-thirds of Saskatchewan’s First Nations children live in poverty, advocate says | Toronto Star

		
Apr 21
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The struggles of homeless veterans started gaining attention over the last decade, as shelters, police agencies and academics started recognizing the unique population. Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) published a report in 2015 estimating 2,250 veterans use homeless shelters every ye…
Homeless veterans: helping those who have fallen behind

		
Apr 18
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The report highlights triple-disadvantage faced by women in the retail sector. Although women make up almost 60 per cent of the overall retail workforce, men still outnumber them in the highest-paid retail jobs.
Women in retail jobs hardest hit in by gender pay gap, says new report | Toronto Star

		
Apr 14
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Canada ranked 26th out of 35 nations in UNICEF study looking at well-being of children in bottom 10 per cent of family income. http://m.thestar.com/#/article/news/canada/2016/04/14/poorest-children-in-canada-falling-even-further-behind.html

		
Apr 05
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What does the Budget 2016 mean for housing and homelessness in Canada? Report from Raising the Roof : http://www.raisingtheroof.org/2016-budget-housing-homelessness-canada/
How does the Budget 2016 address the issues of housing and homelessness in Canada? We share the government's commitment for the years ahead.
What does the Budget 2016 mean for housing and homelessness?

		
Apr 01
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Homelessness is an early death sentence "Homeless people are dying at a much earlier age – between 40 and 49 years old – in comparison to the rest of the population; which has an average age of death at 76.4 years and a life expectancy of 82.92...
The report, Still Dying on the Street, uses the most recent data from the BC Coroners Service.
‘Homelessness is an early death sentence’: Advocacy group

		
Mar 31
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Did you know that people living on a First Nations reserve in Canada are 10 times more likely to die in a house fire due to substandard living conditions? http://www.netnewsledger.com/2016/03/31/66271/
THUNDER BAY – Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day says a Pikangikum house fire tragedy, which claimed the lives of six adults and three children, is the direct result of chronic poverty and third world living conditions. “On behalf of the Chiefs of Ontario I want to pass along our condolences to the…
NetNewsLedger - Thunder Bay News - Pikangikum House Fire Direct Result of Chronic Poverty

		
Mar 31
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Check out this blog from our friends at Canada Without Poverty about how the budget will affect those living in poverty.
Poverty is a violation of human rights.
Connecting the dots – What does the Budget mean for poverty?

		
Mar 22
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We agree that there is way too much food waste that could be going to people who need it. Is this a good way to ensure that it does? Sign on if you agree and comment with your opinions!
Each month, over 350,000 people in Ontario use food banks and 20% of food banks run out of food. These...
petition: End Hunger in Ontario by Forcing Grocery Stores to Donate their Edible Waste

		
Mar 22
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Access to water is a human right, but roughly one in 10 people are without a safe source. Find out how much you know about water today: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/mar/22/world-water-day-quiz-are-you-a-fount-of-wisdom
Access to water is a basic human right, but roughly one in 10 people globally are without a safe source. To mark World Water Day, try our quiz
World Water Day quiz – are you a fount of wisdom?

		
Mar 16
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Homeless and their advocates expect help, solutions in federal budget http://www.cfjctoday.com/article/517186/homeless-and-their-advocates-expect-help-solutions-federal-budget
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Mar 15
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Poverty and inequality fuel suicide crisis, Especially in First Nations communities. http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/poverty-inequality-fueling-suicide-crisis-1.3487028
Two communities in crisis in two provinces serve as a stark reminder that suicide, especially among indigenous youth, remains an enormous problem across the country. But without first addressing poverty, the problem will continue, says a Manitoba First Nation leader.
Poverty, inequality fuel suicide crisis, First Nations leader says

		
Mar 10
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What is 'absolute homelessness'?
Volunteers have counted roughly 200 homeless people in four New Brunswick communities as part of a national initiative to track homelessness across Canada.
200 New Brunswickers in 4 cities live in 'absolute homelessness'

		
Mar 09
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"The problem isn’t drugs or mental illness — it’s poverty."
Living in a car is a step up from street homelessness, but it isn't much safer: Homeless people are 13 times more likely to be the victims of violence than housed people. And homeless women are even more vulnerable.
I’ve been homeless 3 times. The problem isn’t drugs or mental illness — it’s poverty.

		
Mar 08
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International Women's Day: Celebrating Successes and Recognizing Challenges. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/international-womens-day_b_9397408.html
THE BLOG International Women's Day: Celebrating Successes and Recognizing Challenges 03/07/2016 12:05 pm ET | Updated 22 hours ago To The Market Economically empowering vulnerable women through artisan enterprise. By Charlotte Florance International Women's Day is a celebration of the great successe…
International Women's Day: Celebrating Successes and Recognizing Challenges

		
Mar 07
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There is an aarming number of families in need of food assistance in Alberta.
Food banks across Alberta are seeing more people come through their doors as more and more people find themselves out of work. The Red Deer food bank seems to be feeling the effects particularly hard, with some staggering numbers.
248% increase in families served in February alarms Red Deer food bank

		
Mar 02
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An example of how the system can so easily fail the people it was built to help: "Woman homeless after making mistake on income assistance" http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-income-assistance-housing-1.3471849
A mother of two in Yellowknife thought she was about to get her life back on track, but due to a technicality with income assistance she's now...
Woman homeless after making mistake on income assistance form

		
Feb 26
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Human rights are not optional. Canada needs to respect them.
Poverty is a violation of human rights.
UN tells Trudeau government – human rights are not optional | Canada Without Poverty

		

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