‘We shouldn’t “get used to” harassment’

Talking with kids about sex, consent, and healthy relationships. View the story ‘We shouldn’t “get used to” harassment’ Talking with kids about sex, consent, and healthy relationships By Erika Shaker When I think back to how I was taught sex ed, I remember my grade 7 phys ed teacher perched…
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Public and social services jobs: an economic lifeline in communities across Ontario

In Ontario, there is mourning about the loss of manufacturing jobs. There is concern about the growth of precarious service jobs. And there is enthusiasm about the prospects of knowledge-based jobs. But in the midst of all of this, where are the present-day middle-income jobs? Figure 1 | Share of…
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Canada’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy: Strong on accountability, short on action

Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy, Opportunity for All, was released last week by ESDC Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, setting out the government’s commitment to reduce poverty in Canada. For years, the anti-poverty community and its allies have worked tirelessly for a meaningful federal plan to eradicate poverty and for the investments needed…
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Funny. Fearless. Unapologetically feminist.

In loving memory of Kate McInturff View the story Funny. Fearless. Unapologetically feminist. In loving memory of Kate McInturff By the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives On July 27, 2018, CCPA Senior Researcher Kate McInturff passed away. The CCPA mourns the devastating loss of our colleague and friend. Kate will be…
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Love and spreadsheets

One of the most important revelations of my life came to me not when I was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. (From this I have learned one thing: cancer sucks.) No, revelation came to me in a moment, two decades ago, when I had backed myself into a very…
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