Poverty Reduction

Telelearning Session 21: Co-operative Health-Care


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Telelearning Session 21: Co-operative Health Care

July 7, 2010- Wealthier is not necessarily Healthier: study

The Sydney Herald.
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The suggestion by one of President Barack Obama's key economic advisers that wealthier nations are also healthier is not necessarily true, according to a team of British social scientists.

April 12, 2010 – Yukon could take lead in reducing poverty

CBC News: The Yukon could set a national example by trying new ways to eliminate poverty, a Conservative senator said Friday at a symposium in Whitehorse.  Sen.

March 5, 2010- Ontario increases minimum wage

Ontario Newsroom- March 5, 2010

Ontario is raising the minimum wage to $10.25 on March 31, 2010.  This is the seventh increase since 2004.

The province of Ontario started implementing annual increases early in 2003, raising the general minimum wage from $6.85 in 2004 to $9.50 in 2009.
Phasing in these increases balances the needs of hard working families with the needs of small businesses that create jobs.

February 26, 2010- The working poor's best hope

By Ken Battle, Sheri Torjman and Michael Mendelson in the Globe and Mail.

Welfare is the tangled safety net that doesn't work. It is a complicated system that is difficult to understand and administer. While many people use it only once and get back on their feet, some languish on that program for years. Far from an exit from poverty, welfare has become a social and economic ghetto that creates incentives for dependence and disincentives for independence.

February 24, 2010- Province, Co-op Council Launch New Job-recruitment Program

The provincial government and the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council kicked-off a new partnership today (Feb. 24) that will connect unemployed or under-employed Nova Scotians with jobs that meet today's labour market needs.

Premier Darrell Dexter and Community Services Minister Denise Peterson-Rafuse launched the Target 100 employment program. Mountain Equipment Co-op, a member of the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council, hosted the event, which was broadcast live via a government webcast.

February 20, 2010- Act to lift people out of poverty- Lamrock

By Stephen Llewellyn, The Daily Gleaner

The Liberal government has taken another step towards its goal of lifting 25,000 New Brunswickers out of poverty over the next five years, says Social Development Minister Kelly Lamrock.

Lamrock introduced the Economic and Social Inclusion Act on Friday to create the legislative framework to implement the government's plan to overcome poverty.

Poverty Reduction Momentum Builds in Atlantic Canada

By: Eric Leviten-Reid

Momentum continues to build across Canada around provincial poverty reduction strategies and Atlantic Canada is leading the way.

Poverty Reduction Thematic Newsletter

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