poverty

Gabor Maté: 'Organized insanity' for doctors to ignore health, poverty link

Can social inequity cause sickness? Vancouver's Dr. Gabor Maté thinks so.

Two leading human rights groups quit B.C. missing women inquiry

Two high-profile human rights groups are the latest of a string of organizations to pull the plug on B.C.'s missing women inquiry. Both organizations cite a lack of government funding to subsidize...

Time for the Canada Revenue Agency to issue welfare cheques

The creation of a strong new national welfare program

Poverty costs Canada a needless $25 billion a year

National Council of Welfare urges Tories to take a long-term "investment'' approach to preventing poverty, rather than a short-term program spending approach.

Caroline Macgillivray's Beauty Night on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

"Oh, you're so pretty," exclaims Theresa,  a short-haired woman as she greets Beauty Night founder, Caroline Macgillivray. Theresa throws her arms around Macgillivray in a warm embrace. "So...

Vancouver's diasporas share development stories

On January 19, 2011, members of Vancouver's diaspora and development communities came together to exchange stories and ideas.

Peter Mansbridge in town to support the Vancouver Food Bank

"When you hear the stories of people who have jobs and need the help of the food bank, you want to help", says Peter Mansbridge.

George Stroumboulopoulos believes in "we"

"We've got to start getting way angrier at the way this country has been developing," George Stroumboulopoulos told VO. "The lack of compassion, the core values of what Canada was... we need politicia

Government spent a hundred million to investigate Pickton

The figures are in and they’re heartbreaking. $103,000,000 to investigate and prosecute serial killer Robert Pickton, a man that preyed on women that lived on $185 per month, or less, in Vancouver’...

Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for Day 13: Tuesday

Two Canadian films are among my top VIFF picks for Tuesday as well as a little known outrage from World War 2. (read more)