OPINION: Over the last few years, news stories about lone parents and their children being left homeless by a lacking social support network have been periodically popping up. As austerity is ramping up in Manitoba, we can only expect these stories to become more common.
Mentally ill homeless adults may have an easier time finding and keeping stable housing when they receive rent supplements and mental health support services, a Canadian study suggests.
Basic income trials always have the potential to make at least some people worse off than they were before. In many richer countries, low-income families already benefit from some form of welfare There is no question that high levels of income and wealth inequality require new solutions. However, for these answers to be sustainable, we will need data and an ability to define problems with a clear head, beyond the otherwise entirely valid philosophical principles of solidarity, justice and fairness.
Around 200 people protested cuts to Ontario health care on Saturday, decrying the Ford's government's planned changes to public health and ambulance services at a rally in Toronto. "We're extremely concerned about these cuts," said Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition, which organized the rally in Nathan Phillips Square.
OPINION: It’s a good thing the Ford government is in the midst of a broad review of Ontario’s social assistance system. That means it has no excuse to ignore a new report that provides some badly needed advice on how to fix this broken system and make it easier for people to get off welfare and into the workforce.
Since 1876, when the Indian Act first forced First Nations people to live on reserves, the federal government has been responsible for providing First Nations housing. And it has done a bad job.
(BLOG): Pensions and retirement income issues do not play a large role in the 2019 federal election party platforms. The shared assumption is that existing arrangements are working reasonably well, although some platforms do call for incremental changes of varying magnitude to the programs and tax measures that constitute the retirement income system.
At last, Canada stands with other developed nations when the federal government launched our first National Housing Strategy (NHS) this week. While this historic step forward represents what many activists have been calling on for decades, is it time to rejoice?
More than 20 Yukon government labour market funding programs have been consolidated into three. The territorial government announced the changes Sept. 26, stating the “modernized” funding programs will have more simplified application processes with expanded eligibility and more flexibility.
OECD’s biennial report on the pension systems across OECD and G20 countries. Each edition opens with an overview comparing pension policies of OECD countries and recent reforms. This is followed by at least one thematic chapter and a range of indicators including pension projections for today’s workers.