A new CCPA report by researcher Monica Townson draws attention to Canada's shockingly high rates of women's poverty and offers a strong critique of recent federal government policies that have helped contribute to it. The report reveals almost one-quarter (24%) of Canadian women raising children on their own and 14% of single older women are poor.
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Although not exhaustive, this literature review provides a picture of current international discourse on the public policy significance of the Social Economy (SE). Key findings suggest that the SE is a major economic force, accounting for a significant share of global production of goods and services and employment and contributing to sustainable social and economic development.
This paper analyses how public policy, specifically government policy, affects the success and possibilities for CED to take place, using the province of Manitoba as a case study.
The Social Economy Stories Project
The blending of social and economic objectives is taking root across the world as the best means to replace dependency and exclusion with self-determination and self-sufficiency.
Dear Minister Selinger,
This year's report focuses on a single issue, housing and the inner city. In doing so, it takes as its theme an issue that dates back for over a century when concerns about the quality, affordability, and availability of housing in Winnipeg's inner city attracted the attention of early social reformers.