Tag Archives: Canadian poverty

Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?
By Jino Distasio

In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness.

Backgrounder_Why-Economic-Inequality-Matters-to-the-Health-and-Well-Being-of-All-Canadians Backgrounder: Why Economic Inequality Matters to the Health and Well-Being of All Canadians
By Carolyn Shimmin and John Millar

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

A society with no poverty would be healthier, happier and easier to live in — and would save us all money in the end
By Gary Bloch

As a family doctor who works largely with people living on low incomes, poverty is at the root of many of the illnesses I treat.

Can filing taxes be a treatment for poverty? Here’s how doctors are helping their low-income patients
By Nancy McPherson

We need to start educating health care providers about the link between poverty and health and how they can help their patients.

Can filing taxes be a treatment for poverty? Here’s how doctors are helping their low-income patients
By Nancy McPherson

Doctors have long known about the link between poverty and health, but feel paralyzed to do anything about it.

Ending homelessness in Canada is possible Ending homelessness in Canada is possible
By Jino Distasio

The homeless population is very diverse requiring a complex set of interventions to end homelessness.

Ending homelessness in Canada is possible Ending homelessness in Canada is possible
By Jino Distasio

I think we end homelessness one person at a time, one day at a time, by building one house at a time.

Ending homelessness in Canada is possible Ending homelessness in Canada is possible
By Jino Distasio

I think Canadians would really like to see a day where the headline is: Homeless Shelters Closed – not because of funding shortfalls – but because they were not needed.

If the federal government is serious about tackling poverty, reining in ‘payday lending’ a good place to start
By Jerry Buckland

I met Ben and Sherry when I was facilitating a focus group discussion in Winnipeg with consumers who use payday loans. A payday loan is the borrowing of a small amount of money (up to $1,500) that must be repaid in a short time frame and carries a hefty fee.

Why its never too late for low income Canadians to file their taxes Why it’s never too late for low income Canadians to file their taxes
By Gary Bloch and John Silver

Most Canadians would like to see an end to poverty. What if we told you that one organization, using the existing social benefits system, found a way to get $21 million into the pockets of 9,000 low income individuals in Winnipeg?


| Next 10 »