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113.˙˙Poverty Profile (Autumn 2000)
An explanation of Statistics Canada's low income cut-offs and a comprehensive analysis of national and provincial poverty statistics and trends. The report includes information on the depth of poverty and typical sources of income for poor people. There are also short sections on poverty among low-wage workers, children, women and seniors.

1998 REPORT OR 1998 PRESS RELEASE

RESPONSE TO LA PRESSE EDITORIAL, DECEMBER 19, 2000

112.˙˙Welfare Incomes 1999 (Autumn 2000)
Estimates of the incomes of typical welfare recipients in each province and territory for four family types: a single employable person, a single person with a disability, a single parent with one child, and a two-parent family with two children. Also included are comparisons with the poverty lines and average incomes, and data on welfare incomes as far back as 1986.


1999 REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ 1999 PRESS RELEASE


111.˙˙Justice and the Poor (Spring 2000)
The report notes the huge gap between the realities and public perceptions of crime, and it calls on governments and politicians to stop using crime as a political weapon. Canada is one of the safest countries in the world, but it has a very poor record when it comes to the huge number of people it sends to jail, often for very minor offences or non-payment of fines. The report contains 21 recommendations for improving the criminal justice system.


REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


110.˙˙Welfare Incomes 1997 and 1998 (Winter 1999-2000)

109.˙˙Poverty Profile 1997 (Autumn 1999)

108.˙˙Children First (Autumn 1999)
This report describes the items the National Council of Welfare believes should be part of the next budget. It is based largely on the work done by the Council since 1989˙-˙the very year that the House of Commons passed a unanimous resolution to eliminate child poverty 2000. The proposal are outlined in the main part of the report and are restated in the 29 recommendations in the final chapter. The report is organized around the six main themes put forward in the discussion paper on the National Children's Agenda.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


107.˙˙Pension Primer (Summer 1999)
A description and critique of Canada's complex retirement income system. The report covers federal and provincial income security programs for seniors, the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans, occupational pension plans, Registered Retirement Savings Plans and income tax provisions which encourage saving for retirement and reduce the tax burden on the elderly. The study is geared to the lay reader with no specialised knowledge of the pension system.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


106.˙˙Preschool Children : Promises to Keep (Spring 1999)
The report reviews the status of children in Canada and the programs in place across the country. We recommend a range of policies that can be pulled together in an integrated, national family policy that makes sense. We recommend one program in particular, and that is child care. This report looks at the value and the costs of creating a flexible and integrated system of early childhood care and education that provides child care for those families with parents in the work force and early childhood education programming for all families who choose it - whether parents are in the paid work force or not. We then propose a way to put such a system in place.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


105.˙˙A New Poverty Line: Yes, No or Maybe? (Winter 1998-99)
A discussion paper about different ways of measuring poverty in Canada. The paper compares the low income cut-offs of Statistics Canada with other poverty lines that are based on the cost of a "market basket" of goods and services.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


104.˙˙Child Benefits: Kids are Still Hungry (Autumn 1998)
A further critique of the Canada Child Tax Benefit and the clawback of benefits from families on welfare. The report estimates that only 17 percent of poor single-parent families and 59 percent of poor two-parent families with children are better off financially because of the new federal benefit. The rest of the families have the increase in benefits clawed back by provincial or territorial governments.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


103.˙˙Banking & Poor People: Talk Is Cheap (Summer 1998)
The report discusses the problems poor people have in getting access to banking services. It recommends legislation to require financial institutions to publish detailed data about their business and personal lending activities. It also urges the federal government to be absolutely certain the public interest is protected before approving any bank mergers. The report contains 18 recommendations.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


102.˙˙Poverty Profile 1996 (Spring 1998)

101.˙˙Profiles of Welfare: Myths & Realities (Spring 1998)
The report is a gold mine of statistical information about welfare in Canada in the 1990s which has never appeared in print before. The report presents the data by family type, reasons for assistance, length of current spell on welfare, age, level of education, other sources of income and housing arrangements.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


100.˙˙Welfare Incomes 1996 (Autumn 1997)

99.˙˙˙Another Look at Welfare Reform (Autumn 1997)
An update of Welfare in Canada: The Tangled Safety Net and Welfare Reform. The report focuses on changes in provincial and territorial welfare policies from 1992 through mid-1997.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


98.˙˙˙Healthy Parents, Healthy Babies (Summer 1997)
The first of a planned series of reports on issues of concern at different stages of childhood. The first report deals with prenatal care and the first year of life and focuses on different kinds of "interventions" that have proved to be successful.

REPORT˙˙ OR˙˙ PRESS RELEASE


97.˙˙˙Child Benefits: A Small Step Forward (Spring 1997)

96.˙˙˙Poverty Profile 1995 (Spring 1997)

95.˙˙˙Welfare Incomes 1995 (Winter 1996-97)

94.˙˙˙Gambling in Canada (Winter 1996)

REPORT

93.˙˙˙Improving the Canada Pension Plan (Autumn 1996)

92.˙˙˙A Guide to the Proposed Seniors Benefit (Summer 1996)

91.˙˙˙A Pension Primer (Summer 1996)

90.˙˙˙Poverty Profile 1994 (Spring 1996)

89.˙˙˙Welfare Incomes 1994 (Autumn 1995)

88.˙˙˙The 1995 Budget and Block Funding (Spring 1995)

87.˙˙˙Poverty Profile 1993 (Spring 1995)

86.˙˙˙Legal Aid and the Poor (Winter 1995)
An exhaustive analysis of the extent and quality of legal services available to low-income Canadians in each province and territory. The report concludes that the current system does not meet the needs of the poor and recommends sweeping changes.

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85.˙˙˙A Blueprint for Social Security Reform (Autumn 1994)

84.˙˙˙Welfare Incomes 1993 (Summer 1994)

83.˙˙˙Social Security Backgrounders 1-5 (Spring 1994)

82.˙˙˙Poverty Profile 1992 (Spring 1994)

81.˙˙˙Incentives and Disincentives to Work (Autumn 1993)

80.˙˙˙Welfare Incomes 1992 (Spring 1993)

79.˙˙˙Poverty Profile Update for 1991 (Winter 1993)

78.˙˙˙Poverty Profile, 1980 - 1990 (Autumn 1992)

77.˙˙˙The 1992 Budget and Child Benefits (Autumn 1992)

76.˙˙˙Welfare Reform (Summer 1992)

75.˙˙˙Welfare Incomes 1991 (Summer 1992)

74.˙˙˙Welfare Incomes 1990 (Winter 1991-92)

73.˙˙˙Funding Health and Higher Education: Danger Looming (Spring 1991)

72.˙˙˙The Canada Assistance Plan: No Time for Cuts (Winter 1991)

71.˙˙˙Welfare Incomes 1989 (Winter 1990-91)

70.˙˙˙Health, Health Care and Medicare (Autumn 1990)

69.˙˙˙Women and Poverty Revisited (Summer 1990)
An update of the 1979 report Women and Poverty, which is no longer available. It includes detailed poverty statistics for women in 1987 and numerous comparisons with earlier years. Also included are 35 recommendations to improve the status of women.

REPORT


68.˙˙˙Fighting Child Poverty (April 1990)

67.˙˙˙Pension Reform (February 1990)

66.˙˙˙The GST and the Poor (January 1990)

65.˙˙˙Help Wanted: Tax Relief for Canada's Poor (November 1989)

64.˙˙˙A Pension Primer (September 1989)

63.˙˙˙The 1989 Budget and Social Policy (September 1989)

62.˙˙˙Social Spending and the Next Budget (April 1989)

61.˙˙˙1989 Poverty Lines (April 1989)

60.˙˙˙Child Care: A Better Alternative (December 1988)

59.˙˙˙Poverty Profile 1988 (April 1988)

58.˙˙˙1988 Poverty Lines (April 1988)

57.˙˙˙Welfare in Canada: The Tangled Safety Net (November 1987)

56.˙˙˙Testing Tax Reform (September 1987)

55.˙˙˙Tax Facts (1 - 9) (June 1987)

54.˙˙˙1987 Poverty Lines (March 1987)

53.˙˙˙Progress Against Poverty (October 1986)

52.˙˙˙1986 Poverty Lines (June 1986)

51.˙˙˙The Impact of the 1985 and 1986 Budgets on Disposable Income (April 1986)

50.˙˙˙Poverty Profile 1985 (October 1985)

49.˙˙˙Giving and Taking: The May 1985 Budget and the Poor (July 1985)

48.˙˙˙Poverty on the Increase (March 1985)

47.˙˙˙Opportunity for Reform (March 1985)

46.˙˙˙1985 Poverty Lines (March 1985)

45.˙˙˙Better Pensions for Homemakers (May 1984)

44.˙˙˙Pension Reform (May 1984)

43.˙˙˙A Pension Primer (April 1984)

42.˙˙˙1984 Poverty Lines (March 1984)

41.˙˙˙Sixty-Five and Older (February 1984)

40.˙˙˙Poverty and Public Policy (December 1983)

39.˙˙˙1983 Poverty Lines (April 1983)

38.˙˙˙Poverty in Canada: 1981 Preliminary Statistics (April 1983)

37.˙˙˙Family Allowances for All? (March 1983)

36.˙˙˙Financing the Canada Pension Plan (December 1982)

35.˙˙˙Revised 1982 Poverty Lines (August 1982)

34.˙˙˙The June 1982 Budget and Social Policy (July 1982)

33.˙˙˙Medicare: The Public Good and Private Practice (May 1982)

32.˙˙˙Measuring Poverty: 1982 Poverty Lines (January 1982)

31.˙˙˙Poverty in Canada: 1980 Preliminary Statistics (January 1982)

30.˙˙˙Submission to the Parliamentary Task Force on Federal/Provincial Arrangements (May 1981)

29.˙˙˙The Working Poor: People and Programs (March 1981)

28.˙˙˙Measuring Poverty: 1981 Poverty Lines (February 1981)

27.˙˙˙In the Best Interests of the Child (December 1979)

26.˙˙˙Women and Poverty (October 1979)

25.˙˙˙The Hidden Welfare System Revisited (March 1979)

24.˙˙˙The Refundable Child Tax Credit: What it is ... How it works (December 1978)

23.˙˙˙Working Together (August 1978)

22.˙˙˙Bearing the Burden, Sharing the Benefits (March 1978)

21.˙˙˙The Federal Government and Social Services (March 1978)

20.˙˙˙The Working Poor (June 1977)

19.˙˙˙Jobs and Poverty (June 1977)

18.˙˙˙Appendix to the Hidden Welfare System (November 1976)

17.˙˙˙The Hidden Welfare System (November 1976)

16.˙˙˙Support/Supplementation: Who Will Benefit? (November 1976)

15.˙˙˙Guide to the Guaranteed Income (July 1976)

14.˙˙˙One in a World of Two's (April 1976)

13.˙˙˙Organizing for Social Action: Three Canadian Experiences (April 1975)

12.˙˙˙Poor Kids (March 1975)

11.˙˙˙Beyond Services and Beyond Jobs: People's Need to Grow (September 1974)

10.˙˙˙Prices and the Poor (April 1974)

9.˙˙˙˙Incomes and Opportunities (November 1973)

8.˙˙˙˙Bookkeeping Handbook for Low-Income Citizen Groups (October 1973)

7.˙˙˙˙The Press and the Poor (August 1973)

6.˙˙˙˙One Child, One Chance (March 1973)

5.˙˙˙˙Poor People's Groups (February 1973)

4.˙˙˙˙Directory of Low-Income Citizen Groups in Canada (January 1973)

3.˙˙˙˙Guaranteed Incomes & Guaranteed Jobs (June 1972)

2.˙˙˙˙Legal Services Controversy (September 1971)

1.˙˙˙˙Statement on Income Security (April 1971)





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