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Apr 24
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ONE Raises Alarm About Lack Poverty-Fighting Commitments at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings http://www.one.org/us/2015/04/18/one-raises-alarm-about-lack-poverty-fighting-commitments-at-world-bankimf-spring-meetings/
As this weekend’s 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund draw to a close, ONE expressed deep concern over the lack of new financial development
ONE Raises Alarm About Lack Poverty-Fighting Commitments at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

		
Apr 23
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Campaign 2000 responds to the federal budget: Children and Families in Poverty Left Out of Budget 2015 http://www.campaign2000.ca/
Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons...
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Apr 23
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On Tuesday, Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice began their Dignity For All campaign tour to promote the National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada and work with communities to develop tools to tell policy makers in their communities that...
By Michele on April 20, 2015 - 3:39pmIt’s an exciting time for the Dignity for All Campaign as we begin our cross-Canada tour of workshops to promote Dignity for All: A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada!Janelle Vandergrift of Citizens for Public Justice and Michèle Biss of Canada Without Poverty…
Dignity for All Hits the Road! | Dignity for All

		
Apr 22
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The Toronto region has the highest percentage of working poor in the country with more than 9 per cent of workers or 264,000 adults living on poverty-level wages. That is an 11 per cent increase since 2006, says the report being released...
Toronto has the largest and fastest growing concentration of working poverty in the country.
Toronto: The Downton Abbey of Canada? | Toronto Star

		
Apr 22
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What Is Malnutrition? The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) helps show us in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VtqgDr5kLw&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social+media&utm_campaign=faoknowledge
Malnutrition comes in many forms, from hunger to obesity. © FAO: http://www.fao.org
What is malnutrition?

		
Apr 21
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We are now less than a week away from the kickoff of the Live Below the Line Challenge! Will you be joining us? https://www.livebelowtheline.com/ca/partner/makepovertyhistory
Make Poverty History Canada is a Live #BelowtheLine partner. This May, thousands across the world are eating and drinking on $1.75/day for 5 days to support their poverty fighting efforts. Find out more here!
Live Below the Line - Make Poverty History Canada

		
Apr 21
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We're up for an election debate on issues that are important to women, are the federal party leaders? http://ow.ly/LPrce
I make less money than the person who sits next to me for doing the same work, just because I’m a woman. Why does this happen? I can’t find affordable daycare for my family, so someone has to stay at home to look after the kids. What if we both want to go back to work? It feels like I am seeing sto…
Federal Party Leaders: Join an Election Debate that Speaks to Women

		
Apr 20
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Across North America, Equal Pay Day is commemorated on different days between April 14 - 20, to call attention to how far into the next year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man the previous year.
Equal Pay Day - April 14 - 20, 2015 - UFCW Canada - Canada’s Private Sector Union

		
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

		

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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.

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