Social Welfare

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The Adequacy of Basic Income Assistance Benefits (Gain) in December 1980
Article
1981
In Vancouver, people who live on Guaranteed Available Income for Need (GAIN) are facing a shortfall in income of between $50 and $200 every month, according to the most recent study by interviewing th...
Alternatives to Poverty and Welfare in Alberta
Article
1973
A basic accounting of the extent of poverty and of those on welfare in Canada and Alberta.
A Brief on the Effects of Inflation on Welfare Recipients: Presented to P.E.I. Cabinet Ministers
Article
1976
An exploration of the situation of those of Prince Edward Island most harshly affected by the effects of inflation and legislation governing wage and price controls.
The Canadian City
Gerecke, Kent
Book
1991
Based on the belief that a healthy city life is possible, this volume collects articles, stories and histories about the city and its people, covering aspects such as human and social relations, art a...
Canadian News Synthesis Project - December 1974: Volume II Number 12
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1974
The Canadian News Synthesis Project journal presents current news coverage to show major trends in Canada and Latin America.
Communitas: Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life
Goodman, Paul & Percival
Book
1947
Visions of urban life.
East York Workers' Association: Connexipedia article
Article
2017
The East York Workers' Association (EYWA) was an unemployment movement that developed during the Great Depression in the township of East York, Ontario.
The Economics of Injustice: Poverty
Article
1975
Various aspects of poverty in Canada, the guaranteed income plan & social justice.
Food Banks and the Welfare Crisis
Riches, Graham
Book
...
From PRI to Foxismo: Against The Current vol. 88
Almeyra, Guillermo
Article
2000
Mexico on July 2 experienced an alternation of parties in power at the national level. But the more fundamental shift away from the one-party state had begun already with the Salinas administration (1...
Land and Community: Crisis in Canada's Countryside
Sim, R. Alex
Book
1988
Sim's thesis is that rural society is overlooked due to urban dependence upon "great associations," economies of scale, and other socio-cultural institutions of unmanageable size.
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits: Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
A Marxist History of the World part 81: The Roaring Twenties
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
Although the 'American Dream' became a reality for millions in the 1920s, it was built on shaky grounds - the huge speculative bubble that was building up on Wall Street was waiting to collapse
The Public Assistance Food Allowance Increase
Article
1973
An analysis of the effect on the Alberta poor of a 9% food allowance increase in 1972-73.
Social Determinants of Health: Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
The Social Passion: Religion and Social Reform in Canada 1914-28
Allen, Richard
Book
1973
An account of the movement within Canadian protestantism which sought to revive the neglected social dimensions of Christianity and to involve the church in social action.
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Transforming Ourselves Transforming the World: An Open Conspiracy for Social Change
Murphy, Brian K.
Book
1999
Addresses society's pessimism about social change and provides a theoretical means and practice to overcome this fatalism.
Wal-Mart's Real Cost: Against The Current vol. 121
Figueroa, Meleiza
Article
2006
The long-brewing struggle between retail giant Wal-Mart and those concerned with reforming its corporate practices burst onto the mainstream consciousness of the American public this past November. An...
The War after the War
Maclean, John
Book
1918
Welfare Office
Bhaggiyadatta, Krisantha Sri
Article
Trying to get welfare.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Our work in social policy research, analysis and public education focuses on poverty and social policy, covering areas such as income security, taxation, social spending, employment and poverty analys...
Centre for Social Justice
The CSJ conducts research, educates and advocates to narrow the gap in income, wealth and power and enhance peace and human security. It does this by bringing together academics, labour unions, faith...
Equal Justice for All
To make Saskatchewan provincial welfare more humane and just.
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
OCAP is a direct-action anti-poverty organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We mount grassroots political campaigns against regressive government policies as they affect poor and working peop...
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
A coalition of 133 community-based immigrant and refugee service agencies located throughout the province of Ontario.

From the Connexions Archives

People On Welfare
Organization
1982
This is Our Place
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Alternative resources for low income families.
Welfare Rights Group
Organization profile published 1980
Organization
1980