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Advocacy in Canada’s Affordable Housing and Homelessness Sectors

Here are 10 things to know about advocacy in Canada’s homelessness and affordable housing sectors.

The Federal Role in Poverty Reduction

Here are 10 things to know about poverty as it relates to Canada’s federal government.

How Housing Policy Benefits from a Socioeconomic Perspective

Why macroeconomics and Canada’s social welfare system need to inform the non-profit housing sector and housing policy (and not just focus on housing and homelessness).

Ten things to know about Canadian attempts to count homelessness through Point-in-Time Counts

The purpose of a Point-in-Time Count is to provide a snapshot of the demographics and number of people experiencing homelessness within a specific timeframe. These exercises have been going on for years—but they’re not always what they seem. Here are 10 things to know about Canadian attempts to count homelessness through Point-in-Time Counts.

Ten things to know about the CPP debate

Since the 2008-2009 world financial crisis, Canada has witnessed a renewed public debate on the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP). This fall, Canada’s Parliament will debate a recent proposal to expand the CPP. Here are 10 things to know.

Ten things to know about Canada’s guaranteed annual income debate

The main idea behind a Guaranteed Annual Income is to give every adult in Canada a fixed amount of money with few if any conditions and to do away with several other types of income assistance programs (especially social assistance). Here are 10 things to know about Canada’s GAI debate.

Canada’s National Housing Strategy Consultations

10 things to know about the federal government's 'Lets Talk Housing' national consultations on the development of Canada's national housing strategy.

Ten things to know about central agencies in Canada

From time to time, voluntary sector leaders—and advocates in general—come up with ideas for new spending and new social programs. When they do this, they often focus too much on influencing elected officials, and too little on influencing senior public servants. Here are 10 things to know about central agencies in Canada.