Although rural poverty is no better or worse than urban poverty, there are unique challenges. Rural residents face social isolation and higher transportation costs, which create burdens related to obtaining food. Not surprisingly more rural households access food banks when … Read more
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Toronto, ON May 1, 2012 – For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army is announcing May as Dignity Month, and is releasing a report, “Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health, Addictions and the Roots of Poverty.” The report reveals perceptions … Read more
Polling reveals societal views surrounding poverty.
From beef to coffee, and pasta and potatoes, food inflation has persisted. According to The Globe and Mail high food prices are here to stay. How do you manage when the price of food goes up? And, when food suddenly … Read more
On September 29, 30 CEOs in Winnipeg slept outdoors at Portage and Main to raise funds and awareness of what life on the street is like. Armed with toques and sleeping bags, the group raised funds for its Downtown BIZs … Read more
During the Thanksgiving holiday season, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to consider donating money or volunteering their time.
The public cost of poverty in Canada is easily $25 billion a year, and climbing. A new report from the National Council of Welfare suggests that the government could save billions of dollars by tackling the roots of poverty. The … Read more
In Canada, 3.2 million people live in low income, including 634,000 children. Furthermore, reports state that in London, Ontario, one of every five children born today will live in poverty. (The Child and Youth Network 2009 Report)
As part of the Army’s Dignity Project, a collection of photos taken by homeless men and women in Ottawa is touring the city. The photos were taken in April 2011 and represent a snapshot of their everyday life. The exhibit … Read more
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are going hungry and have to go to food banks because they don’t have enough to eat. It is a sad fact that almost half of the people using food banks are children. According to … Read more