Online Resources - Government policy

February 27, 2014
Livable4All advocates and provides information on the world social movement for Guaranteed Livable Income (also known as Basic Income or Guaranteed Annual Income). Livable4All began in 2003 as...
Keywords: antipoverty, Government Policy, British Columbia, Organizations
February 26, 2014
The Wellesley Institute has published a report entitled "Refugee Health Care Cuts In Canada" by Sonal Marwah. This report’s findings show that a standard approach for serving uninsured and under-...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, refugee health care, Reports and documents, All of Canada, Research and education
February 5, 2014
The Canadian Government's Budget webpage links to prior years' government budgets.
Keywords: government budget, Government Policy, Government information, All of Canada
February 3, 2014
The BC Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation website has information on employment, welfare, and disability.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Unemployment, Welfare, British Columbia, Government information
January 9, 2014
Canada Without Poverty has compiled Poverty Progress Profiles for each province, which look at the current status of poverty, plan development and implementation or organizational appeals for a plan...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Poverty Strategy, British Columbia, Reports and documents, All of Canada
July 18, 2013
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has created the Seniors Care Project where they work for policy changes to ensure that BC seniors can age and die with dignity, and to improve conditions for...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Seniors and Elders, seniors policy, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs, Multimedia, Reports and documents
February 26, 2013
The Tyee, has an excellent riding-by-riding map for election issues and action. You can click on a riding for candidate info, fast facts and related Tyee reporting.
Keywords: elections, Government Policy, British Columbia, Multimedia
April 20, 2012
The Edmonton Social Planning Council has an Issue Brief Blog that they will be updating regularly with commentaries on a variety of current and topical issues. In addition, film and book reviews will...
Keywords: Alberta, Blogs, Government Policy, Poverty Research, social issues
August 15, 2011
Canadians for Tax Fairness campaigns for Canada to adopt a more progressive tax system. Canadians for Tax Fairness promotes a progressive tax system, based on ability to pay, to fund the public...
Keywords: Debt and Consumer Law, Government Policy, Organizing, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
June 13, 2011
The Ontario Provincial Government appointed a commission to review the income security system, including social assistance. The commission's mandate was to develop a plan to reform the system.
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, Organizing, social assistance review, Welfare, Women, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 13, 2011
The Income Security Advocacy Centre and the Ontario Community Legal Clinic System’s Social Assistance Action Committee (SAAC) held a roundtable discussion on May 30, 2011, to explore the issue of how...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, isac, social assistance review, Unemployment, Welfare, Ontario, Reports and documents
June 1, 2011
BC Poverty Reduction is a coalition that includes community and non-profit groups, faith groups, health organizations, First Nations and Aboriginal organizations, businesses, labour organizations,...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, poverty reduction, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
June 1, 2011
The Recession Relief Fund Coalition is a national organization representing more than 230 organizations across the country that are concerned about the recession’s impact on Canada's most vulnerable...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, Organizations, All of Canada
June 1, 2011
Policy Note is a blog that delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect British Columbians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, provincial budgets, taxes,...
Keywords: Blogs, Government Policy, public policy, British Columbia
June 1, 2011
Burnaby Task Force on Homelessness is comprised of people from a variety of government bodies, social service agencies, faith communities and policing departments as well as concerned private...
Keywords: Burnaby, Government Policy, Homelessness, British Columbia, Organizations
May 30, 2011
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research is a UN-affiliated intergovernmental organization concerned with all aspects of social welfare policy and research. The European Centre site has...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, social welfare policy, Organizations, International
May 29, 2011
Gender Budget Project is a project based in Manitoba which aims to show how government budgets can either promote women's equality or exacerbate women's inequality.
Keywords: Government Policy, Women, Campaigns and initiatives, Manitoba
May 29, 2011
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has developed a new publication series called The (Real) Bottom Line (in PDF). These 8-page "primers" on key economic and social issues will be of use to...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, British Columbia, Reports and documents
May 29, 2011
BC 211 is British Columbia's directory of community, social and government services. Available online or by dialling 211, where staff are available 24/7 to assist those looking for services.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Indigenous, Legal Aid, Mental Health, Seniors and Elders, Tenants' Rights, Unemployment, Violence, Welfare, Women, British Columbia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
The Employment Support and Income Assistance (ESIA) Policy Manual contains all of the policies a caseworker uses when making their decisions. It is also the first thing that supervisors and appeal...
Keywords: Government Policy, Nova Scotia, Manuals and guides
May 29, 2011
The mission of the Information For Change website "is to support informed decision-making by volunteer leaders, staff, and program participants of community services organizations during a period of...
Keywords: Government Policy, Organizing, British Columbia, Organizations
May 29, 2011
The Community Sector Council is a social planning and research organization, supporting the people and communities of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, Newfoundland, Organizations
May 29, 2011
Strategic Thoughts is a blog run by David Schreck. It provides in-depth analysis of the BC Government's new policies and legislation.
Keywords: Blogs, Government Policy, Organizing, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
May 27, 2011
The Metro Vancouver website contains Vancouver's Regional Homelessness Plan, and information bulletins from the steering committee.
Keywords: Government Policy, Homelessness, British Columbia, Government information
May 25, 2011
No One Is Illegal (Toronto) is a group of immigrants, refugees and allies who fight for the rights of all migrants to live with dignity and respect. They believe that granting citizenship to a...
Keywords: Government Policy, Human Rights, Immigrants and Refugees, Ontario, Organizations
May 25, 2011
The British Columbia Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) has published many fact sheets that are available for download. Factsheets include topics such as the Safe Street Act, BC Utilities...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, Human Rights, Welfare, British Columbia, Factsheets and FAQs
May 25, 2011
The IDRC is a Canadian Government corporation that does research on international development issues.
Keywords: development, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Organizations, All of Canada, Research and education, International
May 25, 2011
An international NGO which acts as an umbrella organization for various national and regional organizations which work with people in poverty. The ICSW has the highest consultative status with the UN...
Keywords: Government Policy, Poverty Research, social welfare, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
The United Nations official website.
Keywords: Government Policy, united nations, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
The Development section of the United Nations website.
Keywords: Government Policy, united nations, Organizations, International
May 25, 2011
25-in-5 Network for Poverty Reduction is a multi-sectoral network comprised of more than 100 provincial and Toronto-based organizations and individuals working on eliminating poverty. The website has...
Keywords: anti-poverty, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Toronto, Campaigns and initiatives, Ontario, Organizations
May 18, 2011
The Residential Tenancy Branch provides landlords and tenants with information and dispute resolution services. The information on this B.C. government web site will help you understand your rights...
Keywords: Government Policy, Housing, housing, housing, tenants rights, tenants rights, Tenants' Rights, British Columbia, Government information
April 18, 2011
Dignity for All is a multi-year, multi-partner, non-partisan campaign. This campaign’s vision is to make a poverty-free and more socially secure and cohesive Canada a reality by 2020. The conviction...
Keywords: fighting poverty, Government Policy, Organizing, poverty free, Campaigns and initiatives, All of Canada
December 22, 2010
The Mainlander is a Metro Vancouver online publication dedicated to the coverage of municipal politics, housing and homelessness, policing, arts and culture and more. The Mainlander aims to: provide...
Keywords: Blogs, Government Policy, Homelessness, Housing, Media, online magazine, British Columbia
December 14, 2010
This site, now over ten years old, has an amazing amount of links and is updated on a weekly basis. Everything you need to know about government policy, welfare rates, social policy, poverty...
Keywords: Disability, Family, Foodbanks and Food, government, Government Policy, Housing, Human Rights, Indigenous, Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, social policy, social research, statistics, Unemployment, Gateways, All of Canada
December 2, 2010
Public Interest Alberta is a non-profit, non-partisan, province-wide organization focused on education and advocacy on public interest issues. PIA exists to foster an understanding of the importance...
Keywords: Alberta, Government Policy, Poverty Research, public interest, public policy, Campaigns and initiatives, Organizations
June 28, 2010
The Living Wage for Families Campaign raises awareness about the negative impact of low-wage poverty on families and communities throughout BC. It also advocates for what poverty researchers believe...
Keywords: Government Policy, living wage, Organizing, Workers' Rights, British Columbia, Campaigns and initiatives
March 2, 2010
The Ombudsperson receives inquiries and complaints about the practices and services provided by public agencies. While not an advocate, the Ombudsperson can conduct impartial and confidential...
Keywords: complaints, Government Policy, ombudsman, public agency, British Columbia, Government information
February 23, 2010
Canadian Social Research Links has put together information for each Canadian province and territory that has implemented or is considering implementing a strategy against poverty. An incredible...
Keywords: anti-poverty strategies, Government Policy, poverty reduction campaigns, Poverty Research, Campaigns and initiatives, Government information, Reports and documents, All of Canada
November 18, 2009
Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer, working as an advocate and activist for women’s equality. This blog explores women’s equality, the law and public policy, and supports advocacy efforts across the...
Keywords: Blogs, feminist, Government Policy, law, Legal Research, Women, women's equality