One of the biggest differences between the COVID-19 pandemic and past crises is that this time, the kids are at home. With schools and childcare centres shut down to prevent the spread of the virus, parents and caregivers have had to find ways to keep their children supervised and educated while simultaneously trying to maintain their own livelihoods — and mental health. The effects of this have been profound for Canadian families of all kinds. After months of life under COVID-19, the consensus is clear: we can’t go on like this.
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On August 8, CCEDNet organized a meeting between members of the People-Centred Economy Group (PCE Group) and the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.
In its February 2004 Speech from the Throne, the Government of Canada identified the “social economy” as a new federal priority. Social Economy encompasses activities that are built on democratic values and are distinct from the public sector and the commercial economy. The social economy is ‘economic’ in that it involves the production of goods or services.
The Canadian CED Network's Policy Council submitted a response to the federal government's invitation for pre-budget submissions for the 2021 Federal Budget. This year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finan
The federal government’s role as backstop during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t end with the first wave of reopening—Canada needs to step up with more investments to ensure a just, equitable and sustainable recovery, says the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) in the 25th year of its Alternative Federal Budget project.
Women in Canada have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to an extent that threatens to roll back equality gains. Economic losses have fallen heavily on women and most dramatically on women living on low incomes who experience intersecting inequalities based on race, class, disability, education, and migration and immigration status.