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Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Commonwealth Secretariat
The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding
Emmanuel International Canada
Emmanuel International Canada is one of seven affiliates of Emmanuel Relief and Rehabilitation International. An International NGO providing Emergency relief in time of disasters and ongoing projects in developing countries
Family Service Toronto
FST is a non-profit social service agency offering a wide range of counselling and support programs in 13 locations across the City of Toronto. Since 1914, FST has been assisting individuals, families and communities through couns...
History & Policy
History & Policy: * Demonstrates the relevance of history to contemporary policymaking. * Puts historians in touch with those discussing and deciding public policy today. * Increases the influence of historical research over cu...
International Development Law Organization
IDLO is an international intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting the rule of law and good governance in developing countries, countries in economic transition and in those emerging from armed conflict. We pursue ou...
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. It is committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. It promotes the enforcement of labour rights t...
International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 185 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established when its Charter was formally adopted on December 8, 1985 by the Heads of State or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and...
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the UN system made up of 47 States responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. The Council was created by the UN Genera...
World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the common sense. We are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 185 member coun...

News Releases

CIBC and CAW honoured for supporting vulnerable children
Canadian Feed The Children
Canadian Feed The Children recognizes CIBC and CAW union members on June 6, 2010 at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto from 6:30 to 9 pm for their support of vulnerable children.
Hair care line nourishes children affected by poverty
Canadian Feed The Children
Beginning April 2009, Laboratoire Cosmepro will donate two percent of sales from its Light Blue Shade hair care products to Canadian Feed The Childrenâ##s National Nutrition Program, which provides nu...
Jeremy Hon of Richmond Green Secondary School Lives in Poverty for a Week
Emmanuel International Canada
"Poverty should not be an issue that limits people. It shouldn't hold them back." Jeremy Hon of Richmond Hill works to make a difference for those living in poverty in Malawi.

Sources Select Resources

Bick, Carolyn
Al Jazeera
A motel in Massachusetts reveals the extent of the US' hidden homelessness problem. Residents share their stories.
America's trailer parks: the residents may be poor but the owners are getting rich
Neate, Rupert
The Guardian
It's an unusual but potentially lucrative investment: Warren Buffett is prompting people to attend Mobile Home University, a 'boot camp' in trailer park ownership.
Approaches to Poverty in the Toronto School Board, 1970 - 1990
No Shallow Roots
Gaskell, Jane; Laura-Lee, K; Katrina, P
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
Published in Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice. December, 2009
Behind the Numbers
A blog from the CCPA
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, and employment.
City slides into skid row
Weitz, Don
Seven News
Perhaps some city planners and alderpersons are finally starting to take a serious look at Toronto’s skid row areas and the people struggling to survive in them. And just perhaps, they’ll come up with...
Connexions Library: Economy, Poverty, Work Focus
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the economy and economics.
Content Magazine - Number 4
February 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine
Content Magazine - Number 36
October 1973
Serial Publication (Periodical)
The End of Poverty?
Diaz, Philippe
Today, global poverty has reached new levels because of unfair debt, trade and tax policies -- in other words, wealthy countries exploiting the weaknesses of poor, developing countries.
The Enduring Myth Of Microfinance
Qazi, Moin
When microfinance-provision of financial services tailored to fit the needs of low income people – made its first appearance, everyone was infatuated by its narrative.
Evicted and Abandoned: The World Bank's Broken Promise to the Poor
ICIJ The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The World Bank pledges to "do no harm." But over the past decade it has regularly failed to protect the world's most vulnerable people.
Evil Traffickers and Innocent Children?
It's Not So Simple
Howard, Neil
One of the most pressing reasons why teenagers like Adri need to migrate for work is because there’s no other way for them or their families to access the money that is essential to life in any capita...
'Factivism' and Other Fairytales from Bono
The 'Inner Nerd' Gets It Wrong, Again
Browne, Harry
A rebuttal to U2 singer Bono's claims regarding the 'imminent eradication of extreme poverty'.
How not to grow a new town
Rush, Elizabeth
Le Monde diplomatique
For years the governments of Peru, and the municipality of Lima, had a working deal with rural migrants who flocked to the city: we'll plan the place, you build it, amenities will arrive. Then came th...
How the World Bank Broke Its Promise to Protect the Poor
Chavkin, Sasha; Hallman, Ben; Hudson, Michael, Schilis-Gallego, Cecile; Shifflett, Shane
ICIJ The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
The World Bank has broken its promise. Over the past decade, the bank has regularly failed to enforce its rules, with devastating consequences for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on the...
India: Growing Inequality and Destructive Development
Misery for the Many, Benefits for the Few
Peebles, Graham
Under the careful guidance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund the Indian government has for the last twenty years or so, embraced market liberalization and the global market; garlan...
Just Society Movement
Connexipedia article
The Just Society Movement was founded in 1968 by two single mothers, who were fed up with a welfare system that did not serve their needs. Cleverly named to hold Trudeau's Liberals accountable to thei...
Keeping the Rich Invisible: How Census Bureau Hides the Super-rich
Parenti, Michael
Against the Current
Of late much media attention has been given to the CEOs who rake in tens of millions of dollars annually in salaries and perks. But little is said about the tens of billions that these same corporatio...
Living Wage Campaigns, Part 2: Challenges Facing the Movement
Luce, Stephanie
Against the Current
IN THE PREVIOUS article (see ATC 76), I discussed the basic concepts, advocates and goals behind living wage campaigns, as well as some of the movement's successes. These include a positive ideologica...
A Marxist History of the World part 79: Revolt in the Colonies
Faulkner, Neil
The anti-colonial revolts of the early 20th century were inspired by radical ideas, but, as the examples of Ireland, India and Mexico show, history exacts a heavy price for political timidity.
Millions in poverty get less coverage than 482 billionaires
New FAIR study documents TV news' lack of interest in poor
Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting
FAIR uses data from CBS, ABC, and NBC to conduct a study on how much the media reports on poverty, concluding that there is not very much coverage of people in poverty.
The Not-So-Secret History of Capitalism
Malik, Kenan
This is a coda to my review of Paul Collier’s book Exodus. I questioned the moral and social arguments that Collier employs to justify his arguments, and suggested that there is often a chasm between ...
The Politics of Food and Poverty
Tummon, John
Climate & Capitalism
The global food crisis is tightly connected to global poverty, climate change, ecological destruction, migrant workers, imperialism, health and the super-exploitation of workers.
Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists
Study suggests being preoccupied with money problems is equivalent to loss of 13 IQ points or losing a night's sleep
Jha, Alok
People who are poor expand so much mental energy on the immediate problem of paying bills or cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important problems.
Reclaim the power! Democratic energy must replace corporate capture
The Ecologist
Democratising energy would save thousands of lives a year in Britain alone -- releasing us from the clutches of corporate utilities, and building an energy commons in which we are all owners and parti...
Reporting the Realities of Poverty
Zwicker, Barrie
Review of Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts, by P. Sainath.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Rural Poverty
Gurley, Lauren
In These Times
Gurly analyzes the institutional reasons behind widespread poverty, depopulation, and unemployment in Jefferson County, Mississippi.
Who Killed Grace Bates...?
Browne, Norman G.; Weitz, Grace
Seven News
Grace Bates, a long-time resident of Cabbagetown, was 63 years of age when she died in the early morning of July 19 [1976] at Nellie’s Hostel on Broadview. She had been taken to Nellie’s Hostel the pr...
Why the Left Isn't Talking About Rural American Poverty
Gurley, Lauren
In These Times
Within the popular American conscience there are two favoured focal points for discussing the problem of poverty. The first is within the urban, inner city context and the second is the poverty of the...

Sources Bookshelf

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
The Experience of Modernity
Berman, Marshall
Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical ide...
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
Connexions Annual 1994
A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Content Magazine - Number 4
February 1971
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Content Magazine - Number 36
October 1973
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Everybody Loves a Good Drought
Stories from India's Poorest Districts
Sainath, P.
P. Sainath devoted 2½ years to visiting and recording the realities - delving into the fundamentals, the why of the realities - in India's 10 poorest districts.
Poverty and Policy in Canada
Implications for Health and Qualityof Life
Raphael, Dennis
Raphael writes with authority on the problem of inequality and poverty in Canada. Income variability has increased while social assistance and minimum wages have not kept people up.
Social Determinants of Health
Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.
Telling the Truth
Socialist Register 2006
Panitch, Leo; Keys, Colin (eds.)
A collection of essays that examines the difficulties of illuminating the degenerative and secretive nature of public life.


Anglican Journal
National news magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada. Covering issues of importance to Anglicans.
Blackfly Magazine
Ontario's progressive voice.
Journal of Baha'i Studies
Refereed, scholarly articles. Written in three languages.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Canadian International Development Agency
Mandate: "Supporting sustainable development, reducing poverty and providing humanitarian assistance in order to promote a more secure, equitable and prosperous world."

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