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Don't we count as people? Saskatchewan social welfare policy and women's health

Reports on a research project that explored how women's health is affected by the policies governing social assistance benefits in Saskatchewan.

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Published: 2005
Strengthening the Canada Social Transfer

Argues that new ways of ensuring that social programs comply with human rights norms, including appropriate accountability mechanisms, are needed.

Published: 2006
Women and poverty

Discusses issues relating to women and poverty including who is at risk of poverty, why women's incomes are lower than men's, and the effects of the poverty of women on society.

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Published: 2005
Preschool children: promises to keep
Focuses on the issues facing children and families living in poverty. Examines Canadian programs for children and their families. (See Details)
Published: 1999
A new poverty line: yes, no or maybe?
Explores the different ways that poverty could be measured in Canada. Provides basic facts about poverty lines and information on spending patterns in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 1999
Women and social assistance policy in Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Provides a gendered analysis of changes in income assistance policies and a description of advocacy services and the barriers women face in asserting their rights to income security. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Who benefits: women, unpaid work and social policy
Documents many of the complex issues surrounding the lives of women on social assistance with small children and suggests changes in the way national accounts measure work, particularly as it affects women from difference socioeconomic backgrounds. Makes recommendations to the Saskatchewan Department of Social Services for new internal training programs, supports for access and choice in childcare, transportation, doing job searches, removing clawbacks, developing clear guidelines and policies, and reviewing and revising policy areas that give undue power to case workers. Concludes that with the current welfare reform underway in Saskatchewan, putting a value on the caregiving of children is a great way to envision change. (See Details)
Published: 2001
"If welfare owns you, you can't do nothing": life on social assistance in New Brunswick
Details the reality of Francophone social assistance recipients in New Brunswick. (See Details)
Published: 2005
The insertion model or the workfare model? The transformation of social assistance with Quebec and Canada
Presents a comparative analysis of changes in social assistance policies in Canada, particularly in Quebec. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Re/working benefits: continuation of non-cash benefits support for single mothers and disabled women
Explores how the reliance of single mothers and women with disabilites on non-cash benefits associated with social assistance prevents them from being employed despite the fact that many want employment. (See Details)
Published: 2003