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JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
RESOURCE TYPE: Newspaper
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

New data from Statistics Canada gives us a glimpse at the extensive income gains the richest of Canadians have been experiencing over the past two decades. Finance Minister Flaherty reveals a massive budget surplus, and promises more tax cuts. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives research fellow and economist Hugh Mackenzie connects the dots. On September 25, Statistics Canada released a new study looking at how the distribution of income...

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Challenging traditional notions of development, these essays critically examine bottom-up, community economic development strategies in a wide variety of contexts: as a means of improving lives in northern, rural and inner-city settings; shaped and driven by women and by Aboriginal people; aimed at employment creation for the most marginalized. Most authors have employed a participatory research methodology. The essays are the product of a...

ORGANIZATION: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Writing for the influential international magazine Phi Delta Kappan, Heatherjane Robertson described Saskatchewan’s public schools as “An overlooked success in an under-appreciated province.” Since the article first appeared in 2002, many of the innovative reforms that helped elevate the province’s schools to a position envied throughout North America have remained either relatively hidden or have become the focus of considerable skepticism....

JOURNAL NAME: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This article on the Policy Alternatives website contains both the press release about the study and the study itself. TORONTO - More than a decade's worth of tax cuts have disproportionately lined the pockets of Canada’s most affluent families, says a new tax study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The study finds the top 1 percent of families in 2005 paid a lower total tax rate than the bottom 10 percent of families...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Diagram based questionnaire designed to gather information for Risk of Homeless in Ottawa.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

We have concluded that policy makers still need to do their part for progress to occur. OHRC can play a powerful role in helping that to happen. The missing pieces are significant actions to improve low income levels and to create affordable and appropriate housing. It is well past the time for changes to policies on income and housing that play a significant role in people becoming homeless in spite of community-based efforts and successes...

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

The final report of Rising The Roof's "1999-2001 National Strategy on Homelessness Prevention". his report was developed with information and insights gained from the project's research, focusgroups and stakeholder consultations. Particular attention was paid to the factors that create a situation of homelessness and recommended measures -- whether policy or practice, general or specific to sectors such as housing...

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The following brief Research Highlight illustrates some of the important characteristics that differentiate Winnipeg's inner city from the non-inner city and the Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This Research Highlight draws on the findings of interviews with 75 panhandlers conducted for the study Panhandling In Winnipeg: Legislation vs. Support Services1. It presents an account of key reasons for panhandling provided by interview participants. The larger study also examines methods and nature of panhandling, geographic distribution of the activity in the city; the way panhandlers spend their money, their housing circumstances and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

This research highlight focuses on the levels and geographic distribution of poverty in Winnipeg. Using the 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996 and 2001 data the figures reveal the dynamics of change in poverty in Winnipeg including changes in the depth and geographic distribution. Winnipeg neighbourhoods are the basis of analysis and this permits an analysis of change in both suburban and inner-city areas.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

The following Research Highlight explores residential segregation patterns for Aboriginal people in Winnipeg and attempts to answer the question as to whether Winnipeg's Aboriginal population is ghettoized.

ORGANIZATION: Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Adaptation
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This Research Highlight focuses on the methodology used in the creation of a panhandling typology (various panhandling techniques) that was used to gather data in field observations, then mapped within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) framework. This data was used to supplement the other two major components of the research study: interviews with panhandlers and a literature review. The methodology for mapping panhandling events...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Panhandling activity in Winnipeg is highly concentrated in certain parts of the city. Where are these locations? Why are these places chosen? This Research Highlight will address these questions through information gained via two methods: 1. Field Observation research of panhandler locations, and 2. Interviews with 75 panhandlers.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This Annual Report describes the actions and accomplishments of the Department of Community Resources for the 2006-07 fiscal year. The Department uses this information to assess our overall progress towards accomplishing our goals and objectives each year and to inform and improve on our future plans and actions.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This research highlight documents some of the impacts economic restructuring has had on inner city Winnipeg. It illustrates the relative position of the inner city versus the rest of the city using indicators pertaining to economic restructuring processes with a particular focus on occupational structure.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This study highlights key socio-economic and demographic characteristics of panhandlers in Winnipeg, examines the effects of the current legislation on panhandling activities, and identifies inadequacies in support services and program initiatives that would effectively reduce the need to panhandle.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This is an annual report provides information on the Department and the Manitoba Health Services Insurance Plan, including information on the department's strategic direction, actual results, and financial performances.

ORGANIZATION: Sheldon Chumir Foundation for Ethics in Leadership
RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Housing insecurity is a national concern, an issue that affects a broad portion of Canada's population and reflects major trends in income distribution. In 2004, one in seven Canadian households - 1.7 million – spent 30 per cent or more of their income on housing and are considered to have housing affordability issues. 

Despite Canada’s status as top economic performer of all G7 countries in 2006, it continues to experience a nation-...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This Research Highlight draws on the findings of interviews with 75 panhandlers conducted for the study Panhandling In Winnipeg: Legislation vs. Support Services1. It provides a description of these panhandlers' housing circumstances, use of shelters, and what affordable and safe shelter means in their lives. The larger study also examines the frequency of panhandling, methods of and reasons for panhandling, the amount of money...

ORGANIZATION: Social Housing in Action
RESOURCE TYPE: Homeless Count
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This report is on the 3rd annual Homeless Census, which provides the first opportunity to conduct a comparative analysis, based on improvements from the first experience. The methodologies used in 2004 and 2005 were dissimilar in nature and could not provide for a valid comparison. Minor revisions were made to the methodology for 2006; however, these revisions are not significant enough to affect the ability to conduct a comparative analysis...

JOURNAL NAME: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research
RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

In this article I give an account of my cyberethnographic study of the International Women's University "Technology and Culture" (ifu) 2000 and the network its participants formed in the ifu's virtual extension, vifu. The article offers a description of the methodological considerations and challenges I was confronted with whilst carrying out this research. In addition, I explore these methodological considerations...

RESOURCE TYPE: Fact Sheet
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Youth centres play a vital role in this by providing supportive intervention. The Transitions Report documented high-risk youth were more likely to go to a local youth centre for assistance than other social services.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Winnipeg police officers who have worked in Winnipeg's downtown area have long noted cyclical fluctuations in the level of crime throughout each month and throughout the year. In particular, anecdotal observation by police and others have long pointed to monthly fluctuations in the level of calls for police service that might be best classified as 'social disorder’ offences such as public intoxication and certain types of...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2005

Far too many people in Edmonton face genuine and often painful barriers to feeling socially included. All too often institutional, community and personal barriers work against many Edmontonians feeling a sense of belonging, acceptance and recognition in their own city. People who are viewed as being different in some way – for example, people who are visible minorities, are openly gay, or have a low-income, face discrimination, personal...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

This research highlight documents indicators of economic restructuring and uses them to compare the impact economic restructuring has had on eleven selected urban centres with a particular focus on Winnipeg.

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

To really understand ÉCOF, you have to start with community economic development (CED). For more than 25 years, various approaches to development have been tried in industrialized countries to combat poverty and social exclusion

ORGANIZATION: Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Adaptation
RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Panhandlers in Winnipeg seem to have been growing in number in recent years, but little is known about their characteristics and life circumstances. Does panhandling provide a living? Are all of the negative comments, the diminished self-esteem, and the verbal and physical abuse worth it? We need to know more about panhandlers if we want to address the issues that lead people to panhandle.

RESOURCE TYPE: Government Document
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

This study presents key socio-economic and demographic characteristics of panhandlers in Winnipeg,examines the effects of the current legislation on panhandling activities, and identifies inadequacies in support services and program initiatives that would effectively reduce some individuals' need to panhandle.

RESOURCE TYPE: Journal
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

The approach we are utilizing in our presentation and brief is viewed as an opportunity to challenge our current thinking about housing and homelessness. This approach requires a system-wide cultural and paradigm shift from a focus on emergency shelter to housing. This includes the essential education and support systems that must accompany this transition. This is a long term commitment requiring a dedicated source of sustainable and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Report
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

Homeless people include people who are receiving social assistance, people who are actively employed in the work force, and people who are living on pensions. In Ottawa in 2006, 9,010 people were homeless and stayed in an emergency shelter at some point. As well, there were 9,143 households at risk of losing their housing who were helped through a combination of federal, provincial and municipal funding. On their behalf, The Alliance to End...

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