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Mar 05
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Did you know that 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year? Yesterday, Raising the Roof released its latest research report, "Beyond Housing First: A Holistic Response to Family Homelessness in Canada"...
A breakdown in familial relationships, including divorce or domestic violence, can cause household members to separate or flee their homes.
Causes of C&F Homelessness - Raising the Roof

		
Mar 03
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Severe winter weather is predictable. Governments need to take responsibility for the poor and homeless dying on their streets
Every time extreme cold claims a life, we have failed the homeless

		
Mar 02
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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

		
Feb 26
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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.

		
Feb 24
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White band, pins, bumper stickers, and t-shirts! Get your MPH swag and wear it proud because YOU want a world free of poverty! http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca/node/327889 #EndPoverty
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Feb 23
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The best way to spend 2 minutes one of the most watched televised events in the world...standing up for EQUAL RIGHTS. #UpForDebate #EqualRights #EvenItUp
Patricia Arquette interrupted her own acceptance speech to get this important message out to the world. #Oscars

		
Feb 13
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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

		
Feb 12
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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

		
Feb 10
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"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

		
Feb 09
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"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 Gilmore
You can build a better Canada, or you can get out of the way - Macleans.ca

		
Feb 06
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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

		
Feb 05
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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?

		
Feb 04
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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?

		
Feb 03
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SHARE & JOIN the call for a NATIONAL PLAN TO ELIMINATE POVERTY. In Canada, 4.8 million people struggle to make ends meet: to pay their rent, feed their families, and address basic needs. It’s time for a plan to end poverty TODAY: Dignity for All...

		
Feb 02
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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...

		
Jan 29
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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

		
Jan 27
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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

		
Jan 26
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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

		
Jan 23
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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 SDGs
Five ways people power can shape the sustainable development goals

		
Jan 22
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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

		

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.

25 years ago, the Canadian House of Commons unanimously passed an all-party resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Since then, an entire generation of children have grown up impoverished, experiencing hunger, unstable housing and suffering from the impacts low wages, unemployment, discrimination, stress, and inequality have had on their families.