By Al Etmanski basic income, Canada, Canada Revenue Agency, Canadians, CRA, disabilities, disability, disability tax credit, guaranteed basic income, Health Canada, Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network, poverty, RDSP, registered disability savings plan
Fix the RDSP and close the poverty gap of Canadians with disabilities Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the first poverty-fighting tool for people with disabilities in the world. This remarkable example of federal/provincial/territorial cooperation, which was created in 2008, has already changed the lives of more than 150,000 Canadians with disabilities. Unfortunately, […]
By Katherine McGilton and John Muscedere Canadian Frailty Network, Canadian health, Canadians, frailty, health, Health care systems, health risks, living with frailty, medically frail, older adults, seniors, social supports
Older Canadians say their top priorities are better coordinated care systems and more community and home-based supports Today, over one million Canadians are medically frail — approximately 25 per cent of those over age 65 and 50 per cent past age 85. The aging of Canadian society and the growing number of older adults living […]
By Robert Brown benefits, Canadians, employee drug benefits, health coverage, insurance, national pharmacare, national pharmacare program, Pharmacare, pharmacare benefits, prescription drugs
The Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) recently published a report outlining the expected costs and benefits of a possible National Pharmacare Program – and it’s pretty good news for most Canadians. The pharmacare program that was assessed was one proposed by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health in 2016. This committee provided the program’s […]
By James Wilson Canada, Canadians, Social inequality, social programs, TRC2015, Treaty, truth and reconciliation commission
As Cree youngsters in the north, we are taught the tradition of how to walk on the land and in the bush – with each foot fall carefully and quietly placed so as not to disturb the food sources that have always meant the difference between thriving and starvation. It is a hard won but essential skill for those living off the land and it takes many years of practice to master.