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Feb 25, 2015

Poor people can't cook, and other myths, part one

Jesse Bauman
By making food literacy--or lack thereof--the basic issue or explanation for food insecurity, we risk losing sight of larger structural issues while leaning towards a dangerous kind of victim-blaming.
Oct 17, 2014

Video: OCAP Raise the Rates action - Part 2

John Bonnar
On Thursday, OCAP and supporters held a community barbecue outside Seaton House before marching to MPP Glen Murray's office demanding an increase to social assistance rates and minimum wage.
Jul 23, 2012
Photo: BC Gov Photos/Flickr

The case for exempting child support from welfare

Kendra Milne
Based on recent announcements, it seems that the Ministry of Social Development is in the mood to address some of the long-standing problems within B.C.'s welfare system.
Jun 22, 2012

Evaluating recent changes to the B.C. welfare system

On June 11, the B.C. government announced a host of welfare policy changes. While anti-poverty activists celebrate some of the changes, they condemn the government for failing to increase rates.
Jan 9, 2012

Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy

Nick Falvo
December marked the three-year anniversary of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy. While I believe there is much to celebrate, much remains to be done.
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