Poverty

Poverty

Feminist Alliance for International Action/Alliance canadienne féministe pour l'action internationale (FAFIA)

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Advocacy
Policy development
Groupe de pression
Élaboration de politiques

Forms an alliance of Canadian women's organizations with the specific goal of assisting Canadian women's organizations to intervene in international fora in order to improve the economic conditions of Canadian women. Forme un organisme féministe qui travaille pour promouvoir la participation des femmes et des groupes de femmes en quête d'égalité aux débats actuels et à venir sur la politique nationale étant donné qu'il s'agit de débats alimentés et influencés par les tendances touchant la mondialisation et la libéralisation du commerce.

Primary Telephone: 
613-233-5500
Email Address: 
fafiadir@web.net
Fax Number: 
613-563-0682
Street Address: 
408-151 Slater St
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1P 5H3

Watering down the milk: women coping on Alberta's minimum wage

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Calgary Status of Women Action Committee
Publisher: 
Calgary Status of Women Action Committee
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Examines the process behind the Alberta government Employment Standards Review, the economic and moral implications of low minimum wage levels, and the impact of a low minimum wage on the lives of women in Alberta.

ISBN/ISSN: 
POVR.C35 1999

Exposing the ugly truth about poverty in Canada

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Resource Language: 
English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Jacquie Ackerly
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses poverty issues in Canada.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

More than just a dozen: women and global development

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English
Media Type: 
Mixed Media
Publisher: 
Earth Chronicle Productions
Publication Place: 
Brandon, MB

A series of radio programs, CD-ROMs and booklets featuring women from around the world (in over- and under-developed countries). Links require PDF reader.

Available From: 
ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAD.H66 1999
Notes: 
<p>Review, Network Spring 1999: More Than Just a Dozen is a series of radio programs, CD-ROMs and booklets featuring the voices of women from around the world (in over- and under-developed countries) who are taking action on the twelve critical areas discussed at the 4th United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing. These areas are poverty, education and training, health, violence, armed conflict, economy, decision-making, institutional mechanisms, human rights, media, environment and the girl child.</p>

Where can we take our voices to be heard? A summary of the Women and Poverty Colloquium

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Loraine Thompson
Publisher: 
University of Regina, Centre for Continuing Education, Seniors' Education Centre
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Regina, SK

Summarizes the outcomes of the Women and Poverty Colloquium organised by the Seniors' Education Centre, University of Regina in partnership with the Women and Poverty Project Advisory Committee. Part I provides background information on the Women and Poverty Project and the effects of poverty on Saskatchewan women. Part II describes the major Colloquium activities. Part III - The Future, looks at what was learned from the Women and Poverty Colloquium and what should come out of the experience.

ISBN/ISSN: 
POVR.T48 1997

Boyle Street Community Services Co-operative

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Day services

Promotes and develops healthier inner city communities by helping people meet their daily needs and realize their potential through one on one intervention and health promotion. Offers Health for Two and family support programs.

Primary Telephone: 
403-424-4106
Email Address: 
hhunter@boylestco-op.org
Fax Number: 
403-425-2205
Street Address: 
10116 105 Ave
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
Postal/ZIP Code: 
T5H 0K2

Woodgreen Community Centre

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Groups Served: 
Immigrants
Families
Youth
Older women (50+)
Low income women
Middle-aged women (30-50)
Refugees
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy
Day services
Residence

Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self determination for all people of East Toronto.

Primary Telephone: 
416- 469-5211
Secondary Telephone: 
416- 462-3110
Website/URL: 
Street Address: 
835 Queen St. East
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4M 1H9

Canada Without Poverty previously know as National Anti-Poverty Organization

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
Français
Services Provided: 
Research
Advocacy
Groupe de pression
Recherche

New name for national anti-poverty organization

Posted on: February 5, 2009
NAPO, the National Anti-Poverty Organization, has changed its name to Canada Without Poverty. According to their website:
"These changes are part of our repositioning for the strongest possible contribution to combating poverty, inequality and social exclusion in Canada. Our new name is meant to keep our focus squarely on the ultimate goal, and to inspire others. Our new logo is meant to suggest the rising above and out of poverty, to get above whatever one's poverty line might happen to be, and to then move forward with a better chance of fulfilling one's potential and promise as an individual and as a citizen."

 
Forms an organization representing the interests of low-income people in Canada. Raises public awareness about poverty and issues of concern to low-income people. Advocates the concerns, values and wishes of low-income people so that they are reflected in public policy. Researches issues of concern to poor people and sharing the results in a popular and accessible form. Works with local activists and organizations to strengthen national, provincial and local efforts to eliminate poverty. //
 
Forme un organsime qui représente les intérêts des gens du Canada à faible revenu. Consciente le public à la pauvreté et aux questions qui sont importantes pour les pauvres du Canada. Revendique les droits des pauvres afin que leurs préoccupations, leurs valeurs soient reflét dans les politiques publiques. Effectue et compile des recherches sur des questions d’intérêt pour les gens à faible revenu. Travaille aves les militants et les organismes locaux en vue de renforcer les efforts nationaux, provinciaux et locaux vidant à éliminer la pauvreté.

Primary Telephone: 
613-789-0096
Secondary Telephone: 
613-789-0115 CWP Advocacy Network
Email Address: 
info@cwp-csp.ca
Fax Number: 
613-244-5777
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-810-1076-Canada only
Street Address: 
1210 – 1 Nicholas Street
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1N 7B7
Internal Notes : 
multiple languages found - // in abstract- had to update contact info and website name of org was chaged,

YWCA of Saskatoon

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Primary Telephone: 
306-244-0944
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@ywcasaskatoon.com
Fax Number: 
306-653-2468
Street Address: 
510-25th St E
City: 
Saskatoon
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S7K 4A7
Internal Notes : 
Updated December 2011

Advocacy Centre

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Groups Served: 
All women
Families
Homeless women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Counseling
Housing

The Advocacy Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization which provides legal information, education and problem solving for low-income residents of the Central Kootenays. We also provide specialized victim assistance to victims of relationship violence, sexual assault and child abuse.

The Advocacy Centre provides advocacy to individuals as well as workshops and presentations on legal issues. It has long been a voice in the community speaking to issues of poverty and discrimination. Our work and the materials we produce focus on topics such as welfare, tenancy, women’s safety and poverty survival. Our advocacy services are free of charge. There are sliding scale fees for training and presentations.

Primary Telephone: 
250-352-5777
Email Address: 
advocacycentre@nelsoncares.ca
Fax Number: 
250-352-5723
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-352-5777
Street Address: 
51 Vernon St
City: 
Nelson
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V1L 4E9
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