Poverty

Poverty

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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Organization Type: 
Governmental Body
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Policy development
Research

Works to achieve food security for all - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Primary Telephone: 
(+39) 06 57051
Email Address: 
FAO-HQ@fao.org
Fax Number: 
(+39) 06 570 53152
Street Address: 
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: 
00153 Rome
Country: 
Italy

Food insecurity and obesity: understanding the connections

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Food Research and Action Centre
Publication Date: 
2011

Discusses recent research that shows a higher risk of overweight/obesity among food insecure women than among food insecure men.

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Available online.
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.

Food Research and Action Centre

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

National nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and undernutrition in the United States. Works with hundreds of national, state and local nonprofit organizations, public agencies, corporations and labor organizations to address hunger, food insecurity, and their root cause, poverty. 

Primary Telephone: 
202-986-2200
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
202-986-2525
Street Address: 
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 540
City: 
Washington
Province: 
DC
Postal/ZIP Code: 
20009
Country: 
USA

North Coast Transition Society

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

The Hope Haven Transition House Society is a feminist organization committed to addressing family violence with and on behalf of our community. Dedicated to the empowerment of women and children. They provide safe, secure, and confidential refuge to women and children. They advocate social changes towards a non-violent society.  They provide and promote community awareness and education on violence against women and children and they provide ongoing support for women and their children to make independent decisions about their future.  These services shall be provided regardless of religion, race, colour, ethnic background, language, martial status, disability, class, sexual orientation. They do not charge fees for services provided.

Primary Telephone: 
250-627-8959
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
nctspr@gmail.com
Fax Number: 
250-624-3919
Addt'l Street Address: 
PO Box 907
City: 
Prince Rupert
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V8J 4B7

Focus on poverty in Canada

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English
Translated Title: 
Le point sur la pauvreté au Canada
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Online
Author: 
Marcel Lauzière (Ed.)
Edition: 
Volume 29, No. 3 & 4
Publisher: 
Perception (Canadian Council on Social Development)
Publication Date: 
2008
Publication Place: 
Ottawa ON

An issue of Perception devoted to poverty, including articles on: Defining and re-defining poverty in Canada, Towards a National Ideal: Canada Without Poverty by 2020, Four Cornerstones of a Workable National Strategy for Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador's Action Plan to Reduce Poverty, Quebec's Law Against Poverty and Social Exclusion: An Interview with Alain Noel, "Why is it so tough to get ahead?", Using social data for success, as well as a new report on economic well-being of children in North America and an update on the Canadian Social Forum.

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Available online.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN: 0704-5263

In from the margins: a call to action on poverty, housing and homelessness

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English
Translated Title: 
Pauvreté, logement, itinérance : les trois fronts de la lutte contre l’exclusion
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Online
Author: 
The Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology
Publisher: 
Parliament of Canada
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Ottawa ON

Senate report based on the testimony from a myriad of expert witnesses, site visits, roundtables and from those living in poverty and homelessness. Concludes that "far too many Canadians living in cities live below any measure of the poverty line; that too many people struggle to find and maintain affordable housing; and that an increasing number of Canadians are homeless". Finds that despite the thoughtful efforts and many promising practices of governments’, the private sector, and community organizations, that are helping many Canadians, the system that is intended to lift people out of poverty is substantially broken, often entraps people in poverty, and needs an overhaul. Includes 72 recommendations for action on poverty and homelessness.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

PhotoVoice: freedom from poverty - a Photovoice project

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Presents a Photovoice display by 12 Regina women from diverse backgrounds and social locations. Represents their experiences of living in Regina, and the barriers and the supports found in their communities.

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Available online.

Outside looking in: Prince Albert Youth Photovoice project

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English
Owning Org: 
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence
Publication Date: 
2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg MB

Presents a Photovoice project display by low-income youth in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Represents their experiences of living in poverty, and the barriers and the supports found in their communities.

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Available online.

'Me, I'm living it': the primary health care experiences of women who use drugs in Vancouver's downtown eastside

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English
Owning Org: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
VANDU Women CARE Team
Publisher: 
BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Summarizes the findings of The VANDU Women's Clinic Action Research for Empowerment Project (VANDU Women CARE), this report provides insight into the primary health care experiences of women who use illicit drugs in the DTES, and highlights implications for improving health policy and service delivery.

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Contact office for a copy. Also available online.

The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit : Less than meets the eye

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Sheila Block
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario
Edition: 
Vol. 9, N. 3/4
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2007
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses The Children's Fitness Tax Credit, which was announced in the 2006 Federal budget, and asks who does this tax credit include, and who is left out? The article also asks, will this tax credit work?

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