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Op-Ed: Understanding those marginalized by Canada's EI system Special

Toronto - I recently spoke with former York University researcher Lee Berkowitz on the ways in which Canada's current system of distributing employment insurance marginalizes and excludes more than we may realize. The following is my Q & A with Lee.

Reform needed to modernize Employment Insurance Special

Toronto - A recent report released by the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation is calling for massive reforms in the government assistance program for unemployed workers.

Helping Hands celebrates 35 years of meeting needs in Arkansas Special

Bentonville - For 35 years Helping Hands has been meeting the needs of Benton County residents by providing food, clothing, and other social assistance and the organization hosted a birthday party in celebration.

Put Food in the Budget coalition rally Thursday at Queen's Park

Toronto - On Thursday thousands of citizens are expected to gather at Queen's Park in Toronto to stand up for the poorest of the poor. The goal is to give those who are on social assistance get a $100 per month Healthy Food Supplement.

Community-based housing important for future of Ontario

Today the Province of Ontario released the report, Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy. The Honourable Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing detailed some of the key details of the framework.

Social assistance reform vision recommended by Ontario council

Ontario is needing to have a more effective system of income security to meet the needs of Ontarians, says the Social Assistance Review Advisory Council (SARAC).
 

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Clothing shoppers at the spacious Helping Hands thrift store.  Bentonville  Ark.  April 30  2011
Clothing shoppers at the spacious Helping Hands thrift store. Bentonville, Ark. April 30, 2011
Helping Hands  Inc. Food Pantry.  Bentonville  Ark.  April 30  2011
Helping Hands, Inc. Food Pantry. Bentonville, Ark. April 30, 2011
Games and puzzles available for purchase at low prices at Helping Hands thrift store.  Bentonville  ...
Games and puzzles available for purchase at low prices at Helping Hands thrift store. Bentonville, Ark. April 30, 2011
Helping Hands 35th birthday banner.  Bentonville  Ark.  April 30  2011
Helping Hands 35th birthday banner. Bentonville, Ark. April 30, 2011
Volunteers and staff of Helping Hands. Bentonville  Ark.  April 30  2011
Volunteers and staff of Helping Hands. Bentonville, Ark. April 30, 2011
Wylene Cohagan  President of the Founding Organization  Ecumenical Friends  from 1972 -1976  that of...
Wylene Cohagan, President of the Founding Organization, Ecumenical Friends, from 1972 -1976, that officially became Helping Hands, Inc. in 1976. Bentonville, Ark. April 30, 2011
Sign on Helping Hands  Inc. building.  Bentonville  Ark.  April 30  2011.
Sign on Helping Hands, Inc. building. Bentonville, Ark. April 30, 2011.
A broadside entitled  Thirty-seven Welfare Organisations Ask Your Help!  and published by the Federa...
A broadside entitled "Thirty-seven Welfare Organisations Ask Your Help!" and published by the Federation for Community Servive in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It provides a breakdown of how donations are divided among member agencies. The broadside is signed by five religious leaders from Toronto churches. Organisations such as the Federation for Community Service were predecessors to the United Way of Canada. The broadside is undated, but was signed by Richard Roberts as Moderator of the Unit
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