Wednesday, July 27, 2022
With the current cost-of-living crisis resulting in dramatic inflation, higher interest rates and a looming recession, people have been searching for solutions to the economic crisis. A universal job guarantee may just be the answer we’re...
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday released a statement thanking Canadian small business owners for their “dedication, perseverance, and innovation,” less than a week before a number COVID-19 pandemic financial support programs for...
Thursday, October 7, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic exposed large gaps in sickness and caregiving leave provisions available to workers across the country. To make up for these shortcomings, federal, provincial and territorial governments had to introduce a suite of emergency income-...
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
The economic disruptions of the pandemic showed the shortcomings in Canada’s out-of-date social safety net. Issues like the inability of the Employment Insurance (EI) program to process a large number of claims in a short period of time, self-employed or...
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
The Canada Recovery Benefit (CRB) is now unavailable to people who haven’t yet filed their taxes for 2019 or 2020, according to recent changes on the Government of Canada’s website.
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
The federal and provincial governments have announced a $444-million investment to fund rent support for nearly 35,500 households in Alberta.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Wales has become the latest country to explore the idea of a universal basic income, which gives every adult a fixed amount of money, regardless of their employment status. Announcing plans for a pilot scheme was a bold move by the first...
Africa, Kenya, America, Canada, United States, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Thursday, December 17, 2020
On 3 December 2020, the ISSA Social Security Virtual Summit for the Americas brought together more than 500 administrators, managers and experts in the field from across the region. Under the theme Towards a new normal: Challenges and opportunities, the...
America, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, Uruguay
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Today we honor over 19 million Americans who have served in the military, of whom one in 13 is in poverty....
America, Canada, United States
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Canadian society is in a time of mutual understanding and of shared urgency as we are suffering from the effects of COVID-19 and as the number of cases of COVID-19 and deaths continue to rise globally. Amidst the hardship there is a shared appreciation...