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Jun 28
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Did you know that More than a quarter of Canadians cut back on their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables last month because of increasing prices. http://vancouversun.com/opinion/opinion-b-c-s-undiagnosed-health-issue?platform=hootsuite
More than a quarter of Canadians cut back on their consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables last month because of increasing prices.
Opinion: Not enough money for food is B.C.'s undiagnosed health issue

		
Jun 21
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Aboriginal youth are disproportionately represented among the homeless youth population via The Homeless Hub

		
Jun 20
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Today is World Refugee Day. Did you know: The total number of forcibly displaced people is 1 of every 113 globally http://ow.ly/QoPe301r20Y
The world had 65.3 million displaced people in 2015 — almost 6 million more than at the end of 2014, the United Nations Refugee Agency said on World Refugee Day.
World Refugee Day: 65.3 Million Displaced People Globally, UN Refugee Agency Says

		
Jun 16
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Child benefit to pull record number of kids out of poverty, minister says http://on.thestar.com/1rov65W
The Canada Child Benefit will slash child poverty by a record 40 per cent when cheques begin arriving next month, according to families minister Jean-Yves Duclos.
Child benefit to pull record number of kids out of poverty, minister says | Toronto Star

		
Jun 13
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Gaping cracks in interprovincial child welfare put kids at risk. #.V16lmrExKcw.twitter">http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6719438-we-must-track-sick-children-in-poverty-advocate#.V16lmrExKcw.twitter
British Columbia’s child advocate says the death of a diabetic teen in Alberta demonstrates gaping cracks in interprovincial child welfare that put kids at risk.
We must track sick children in poverty: advocate

		
Jun 09
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Canada has abundant water, yet water in many indigenous communities in Ontario is not safe to drink. https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/06/07/canada-water-crisis-puts-first-nations-families-risk
Canada has abundant water, yet water in many indigenous communities in Ontario is not safe to drink. The water on which many of Canada’s First Nations communities depend, is contaminated, hard to access, or at risk due to faulty treatment systems. 
Canada: Water Crisis Puts First Nations Families at Risk

		
May 30
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"Rather than use the coercive power of the courts and police to displace this tent city, we are calling for the province to see this moment as an opportunity to reverse policies and political processes that have caused displacement and homelessness to be...
British Columbia's housing minister says the government is going back to court as early as next week in a second attempt to shut down a homeless camp on the grounds of Victoria's courthouse.
Government to seek injunction against Victoria tent city following fire inspection

		
May 25
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“You can’t always tell who’s living in poverty or who needs help making ends meet.”
Hidden Camera Reveals How Little People Really Know About Poverty

		
May 17
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Unacceptable: 60% of First Nation children on reserve live in poverty, institute says http://ow.ly/FHao1005IDK
Indigenous children in Canada are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than non-Indigenous kids, according to new findings released Tuesday by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Institute says 60% of First Nation children on reserve live in poverty

		
May 11
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"It's not just handing out food, it's trying to enrich someone's life who comes in here." http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/new-brunswick/food-bank-moncton-1.3576261
The Food Depot Alimentaire has opened the doors of its new food centre in Moncton, at the site of the old military base gym near the corner of St. George and Vaughan Harvey Blvds.
New, centralized food bank in Moncton now open

		
May 09
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Ontario's poverty gap for single adults on welfare has skyrocketed by 200 per cent over past 20 years https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/05/09/ontarios-poverty-gap-soars-as-welfare-rates-stagnate.html
Ontario's poverty gap for single adults on welfare has skyrocketed by 200 per cent over past 20 years, according to analysis by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Ontario's soaring poverty gap ‘starkest’ for single adults as welfare rates stagnate | Toronto Star

		
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?

		

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