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IN THE NEWS: March 8, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about poverty, access to education, and youth, from various news sources including the Globe and Mail, the Sackville Tribune Post, and the Toronto Star.


Is the fix for poverty as simple as a cheque in the mail? NOW Magazine. March 7, 2016

Duclos told the Globe and Mail last month that he’s interested in making basic income a part of his poverty-reduction mandate. There’s an economic …

Low-income families struggle to feed their kids healthy foods as prices riseGlobe and Mail. February 19, 2016

Rising grocery prices in Canada have renewed calls for a national food policy as concerns over the number of Canadians living in so-called food-insecure households grows.


Mount Allison set to host second indigenous conferenceSackville Tribune Post. March 7, 2016

Indigenous author Blair Stonechild will read from his book, The New Buffalo: The Struggle for Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in Canada on …

Guidance counsellors ‘missing completely’ from most elementary schools: ReportToronto Star. March 7, 2016

Guidance counsellors are non-existent in most Ontario elementary schools at a time when they are supposed to be helping with mental health and other key initiatives for students…


2016 Youth Transitions Survey: Early Results. Fostering Change initiative, Vancouver Foundation. March 2016

Fostering Change is pleased to release early results from our 2016 Youth Transitions Survey – a public opinion survey of perceptions among British Columbians towards youth in and from government care.

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IN THE NEWS: March 7, 2016

Today’s news includes articles about post secondary education, and poverty, from various news sources including the Vancouver Sun, the StarPhoenix, and the Chronicle Herald.


Douglas Todd: Visible minority women are the most educated people in Canada.  Vancouver Sun, March 3, 2016

They are more likely to have a university degree than white women, or men in general, Statistic Canada finds.

‘Free’ tuition creates two-tier system‘Free’ tuition creates two-tier system. Toronto Sun, March 5, 2016

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s decision to make university and college tuition “free” for low income students…

Students hope ministry will review all new college feesVancouver Sun (blog), March 4, 2016

Student leaders hope the government will review proposed fee increases at colleges and universities that appear…


Social Innovation is Golden: Rising grocery prices pushing food security to the forefront. StarPhoenix, March 6, 2016

On March 14, the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership will be hosting a public discussion on food…

Ontario basic income pilot: What can we learn from it? The Chronicle Herald, March 4, 2016

The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) is a strategy for poverty reduction that is simpler and more effective than…

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