National Conference on Peer Support Pat Capponi Keynote Speaker

National Conference on Peer Support Pat Capponi Keynote Speaker Pat Capponi  has survived  childhood abuse, mental illness, frequent hospitalizations, and poverty.  Since 1978, when she was discharged from a psychiatric ward to a large, for- profit boarding home for de-institutionalized… Continue Reading

High hopes for federal action to end child poverty

High hopes for federal action to end child poverty Laurie Monsebraaten Nov 24 2015 Canadians have elected a government that appears ready to tackle child poverty with a list of progressive measures, including a new national benefit that could lift… Continue Reading

Agents of change rise from the streets

Agents of change rise from the streets Carol Goar June 19, 2009 The four-month interlude between the announcement of Ontario’s poverty reduction plan and the release of the provincial budget was a tough time for Children’s Minister Deb Matthews. The… Continue Reading

“Get a job!” Eight myths and misconceptions about people who are homeless

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