‘Put Food in the Budget’ Campaign Reveals Reason for Governments & Corporations to Like Food Banks

This video presents Food Banks Canada: HungerCount 2014. “The HungerCount report is the only comprehensive study of food bank use in Canada. It offers a snapshot of the people helped by food banks and other charitable food programs, looks at the causes of hunger and food insecurity, and offers recommendations to reduce hunger.“ The Put… Continue reading ‘Put Food in the Budget’ Campaign Reveals Reason for Governments & Corporations to Like Food Banks

Put Food in the Budget Urges Candidates to Raise Social Assistance Rates: June 12 Ontario Election

 From “10 Things You Might Not Know About Poverty In Canada,” George Stroumboulopoulos shared with us the following insights regarding poverty in Canada: It’s hard to measure. It varies widely between different groups. Child poverty is high in Canada. It’s a significant burden on the economy. Many Canadians spend too much on shelter. Poverty can… Continue reading Put Food in the Budget Urges Candidates to Raise Social Assistance Rates: June 12 Ontario Election

“Fixing Canada’s Housing Crunch”: Canadian Municipalities’ National Campaign Needs Your Help

The following video presents “Michael Shapcott – Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Canada November 20, 2012.” Michael Shapcott is Director of Affordable Housing and Community Innovation at the Wellesley Institute, an independent, non-profit policy, research and social enterprise / innovation institute. Shapcott has worked extensively in Toronto, in many parts of Canada, nationally and internationally… Continue reading “Fixing Canada’s Housing Crunch”: Canadian Municipalities’ National Campaign Needs Your Help

2013 Ontario Budget: Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition’s Response

On May 2, 2013 the Ontario government of Canada released the proposed 2013 budget to be debated at Queen’s Park over the next couple of weeks. The provincial government has reported that the Ontario Child Benefit provides financial support that has helped lift 40,000 children out of poverty. According to the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform… Continue reading 2013 Ontario Budget: Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition’s Response