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Charitable ‘Nabir Foundation’ Provides Helping Hand To Alleviate Poverty In Bangladesh

A new charity is helping to elevate the standards of living in one of the world The Nabir Foundation was founded by businessman and philanthropist Fareed Nabir. Born and raised in the UK, Fareed developed a keen interest in philanthropy, setting out to find ways of using his business acumen for a charitable purpose. It is from this kernel that the Nabir Foundation gre, enabling the organisation to go from strength to strength over the last few years. They built their first school in 2012, and s ...


18.01.2018

Historian and activist reveal long and forgotten history of Toronto''s poor people''s resistance

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/30/16 -- ATTENTION: Assignment EditorFor almost two centuries the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute in Canada''s leading metropolitan centre have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in good times and bad. Bryan Palmer, a historian of the working-class, and Gaetan Heroux, a poor people''s activist, reveal the forgotten history of poor people''s resistance in the new book Toronto''s Poor: A Rebe ...


30.11.2016

Imperative Fund CEO Camilo Galvis and Angelica Fuentes Interviewed at NASDAQ MarketSite

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/01/16 -- , an Impact Investing company that lifts communities out of poverty in 5 years or less while generating market competitive returns, today announced its CEO Camilo Galvis and co-founder Angelica Fuentes were interviewed at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square for the development of financial algorithms and social advocacy of sustainable investing initiatives that are literally lifting communities out of poverty. The Interview hosted by Silvia Davi on ...


01.11.2016

Thousands Across Canada Call for Federal Action on Poverty

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/16 -- Over 850,000 people in Canada visit the food bank each month. More than a third of those are children. One in eight families struggle daily to put food on the table. Two out of every five Northern households are food insecure.Today, October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Volunteers across Canada are taking to the streets to participate in the fourth annual "ChewOnThis!" campaign. The campaign is organized ...


17.10.2016

Human Rights Must Guide Canada''s Housing Strategy

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/28/16 -- As federal, provincial and territorial housing ministers gather in Victoria, BC for the Ministers'' Forum On Housing, they will be doing so in the shadow of a housing and homelessness crisis.Super Intent City, a community occupied by over 100 homeless individuals from Victoria and the surrounding areas, is a visible sign that current government housing programs aren''t working. The community represents the broader rights abuse ...


28.06.2016

Canada Without Poverty President delivers distressing address to UN on poverty in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/22/16 -- Earlier today, Canada Without Poverty''s (CWP) President, Harriett McLachlan delivered a grave account to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on the current state of poverty in Canada. Following the tradition as the first non-government organization in the world, McLachlan joined fellow civil society organizations (CSO) and Indigenous groups in voicing concern for the various human rights violati ...


22.02.2016

Media Advisory: ACORN Canada report on internet accessibility reveals home-internet costs taking big bite out of people''s food budget

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/01/16 -- On February 2, 2016, join ACORN Canada and prominent allies for the release of Internet for All, a report summarizing 400 testimonials from low-income Canadians about how vital yet unaffordable home internet is. The report is also a call on the federal government to seize the policy opportunity that has arisen due to the CRTC review of basic telecommunication services.This diverse group will speak in detail about why internet access is a human ri ...


01.02.2016

Imperative Fund Joins Forces With Researchers at Columbia University to Develop Scientific Framework to Eliminate Poverty in a Mass-Scale

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/19/16 -- The , a company which focuses on Sustainable Community Development™, is redefining Impact Investing with a model that can lift communities out of poverty in 5 years or less while generating market competitive returns, today announced that in collaboration with researchers at Columbia University, it has developed a mathematical framework that optimizes poverty elimination and investor returns. This framework, developed by Imperative in conjunction wit ...


19.01.2016

East African Food Security Enterprise Seeks Second Round Funding For Expansion

Forestry and Agricultural Investment Management (FAIM) Africa, which focuses on producing clean, disease free food security plants such as bananas, passion fruit, tamarillo and pineapple for the African farmer, is now seeking social investors for their second round funding to be earmarked for expansion in building and furnishing a Tissue Culture Lab Facility in Rwanda. FAIM Africa provides agricultural services to its customers such as farm management, consultation, extension services, field vis ...


08.12.2015

Hundreds of Cambodians to Receive New Homes as Part of Social Impact Study

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/01/15 -- today revealed the details of its Legacy Community Project, which will build a community for more than 200 Cambodian slum dwellers. The project is part of a larger study on the social impact of transitioning slum dwellers into community residents.The study will also develop a social impact scorecard to assess the total effects of transitioning slum dwellers into an integrated community. The scorecard will include improvements to well- ...


01.12.2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Groups and Toronto City Councillor Call on Ontario Government to Give Cities Inclusionary Zoning Powers to Build Affordable Housing

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/09/15 -- On Monday, November 9 at 9:30 am, Social Planning Toronto, ACORN, and Councillor Mike Layton will be speaking to media about the urgent need for the Ontario government to give municipalities the power to adopt inclusionary zoning policies. Despite widespread support for this important tool for creating affordable housing, the Province''s Bill 73, Smart Growth for our Communities Act, fails to provide municipalities with inclusionary zon ...


09.11.2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Community Groups and Toronto City Councillor Call on Ontario Government to Give Cities Inclusionary Zoning Powers to Build Affordable Housing

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/08/15 -- On Monday, November 9 at 9:30 am, Social Planning Toronto, ACORN, and Councillor Mike Layton will be speaking to media about the urgent need for the Ontario government to give municipalities the power to adopt inclusionary zoning policies. Despite widespread support for this important tool for creating affordable housing, the Province''s Bill 73, Smart Growth for our Communities Act, fails to provide municipalities with inclusionary zon ...


08.11.2015

Coal From Santa Ships One Ton Coal Order To Bemused Recipient

Devon, United Kingdom – Coal From Santa , a Christmas themed startup business that ships coal to people on behalf of others who deem the recipient to deserve it, are stunned, yet delighted, to announce that they have just delivered one ton of coal to a baffled recipient, who is based in London.  The anonymous buyer requested that a note be included with the order, to inform the receiver that they were simply getting what they deserved for ‘always cheating at golf on Sundays.’ Of the remarkabl ...


28.10.2015

UK Novelty Cake Tins Round & Square Moulds Now Relieve Pakistan Poverty

A UK based business is selling high quality novelty cake tins from petal cake, numbers, half moons, tear drop diamond and children''s cake moulds and now helping relieve poverty by having them made by families in Karachi Pakistan. More information is available at http://caketinstore.co.uk. Novelty cake tins and moulds are very popular in the UK and European countries from people who want to make a cake in the shape of a number matching their child''s age to cake pans in the ...


15.09.2015

UN Committee Challenges Canada on its mistreatment of human rights charities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/15 -- The United Nations Human Rights Committee (HRC) today released its much anticipated response to the formal review of Canada''s civil and political human rights record over the last 10 years. The Committee pointed to serious concerns about the effect of restrictions on political activities in Canada''s Income Tax on charities working to uphold basic human rights.The UN Committee has identified the restrictions on charities in t ...


23.07.2015

National Aboriginal Day Celebrated at Our Place

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/15 -- Our Place has always been a place of sanctuary for the most vulnerable members of our community, including those who identify as Aboriginal. But on Friday, June 19, it will also become a place of joyous celebration with a traditional First Nations meal and entertainment provided by the Esquimalt Drummers & Dancers.Of the 600-800 people who access meals, programs and services at Our Place daily, over 30 percent identify as Aboriginal ...


18.06.2015

OFL Says Ontario Budget Sells False Choices

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/15 -- The Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) said the Ontario Budget sells Ontarians short by choosing privatization over tax reform. The result will be a damaging and irreversible legacy that entrenches the economic divide, erodes public services and leaves a poorer province for future generations."Premier Wynne''s budget sells more than just Ontario''s public assets, it sells false choices," said OFL President Sid Ryan. ...


23.04.2015

RippleWorks Raises Initial $60 Million to Support Global Entrepreneurs Building Paths out of Poverty and Announces Inaugural Class

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/23/15 -- More than 2 billion people worldwide live in . A wave of well-funded technology companies has embraced innovation as a powerful tool to address many of the social and economic needs of the poor and is seeing early signs of success. However, many of these companies need access to specific expertise to navigate challenges and capitalize on opportunities to scale the business, which will in turn lead to meaningful paths out of poverty.Today, non-pr ...


23.04.2015

ADVISORY: Ontario''s Largest Anti-Poverty Conference to Draw Speakers from U.S. "Fight for $15" and Québec Student Movement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/15 -- Organizers of the Ontario Common Front Anti-Poverty Assembly are anticipating over 500 people to participate in the two-day conference this weekend in Toronto. Topping the roster of impressive speakers are Chicago "Fight for $15" minimum wage activist Jessica Davis, former Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and award-winning author Linda McQuaig.Organized by the Ontario Common Front and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) un ...


17.04.2015

ADVISORY: Ontario''s Largest Anti-Poverty Conference to Draw Speakers from U.S. "Fight for $15" and Québec Student Movement

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/15 -- Organizers of the Ontario Common Front Anti-Poverty Assembly are anticipating over 500 people to participate in the two-day conference this weekend in Toronto. Topping the roster of impressive speakers are Chicago "Fight for $15" minimum wage activist Jessica Davis, former Quebec student leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and award-winning author Linda McQuaig.Organized by the Ontario Common Front and the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) un ...


16.04.2015

Media Advisory: Our Place to Shine with Contest Winning Sign

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/30/15 -- Although many people have heard about the work Our Place does for the most vulnerable of Greater Victoria, fewer people know exactly where the unique community centre is located. That''s all about to change as Our Place installs a large, LED-lit marquee sign above its main entrance this week.And best of all, the sign is free. In December, local sign company Urban Sign ran a contest to give away $10,000 worth of signage to a lo ...


30.03.2015

White Linen and Fine Dining at Our Place

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/09/15 -- It''s a scene not often witnessed at Our Place: waiters and waitresses dressed in impeccable black and white while delivering savoury meals to the tables of Greater Victoria''s homeless and impoverished.But on Wednesday, March 11, that is exactly what will happen when 35 first-year students of Camosun College''s Hospitality Management Training Program bring a touch of fine dining to the area''s mo ...


09.03.2015

Hungry Hearts Brings Message of Hope to Our Place

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/26/15 -- The business and philanthropic community came together Wednesday night for Hungry Hearts, a fun and unique fundraiser aimed at raising both awareness and funds for Our Place to serve the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria.Five top local chefs used their culinary expertise and imagination in a fierce competition to see who could create the most tasteful twist on soup and a sandwich - always a popular lunch at Our Place."We ...


26.02.2015

Our Place Strengthens Its Board of Directors

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/23/15 -- Our Place has experienced incredible growth over the last year. In response, its Board of Directors is pleased to welcome four new community members in its continued commitment to meet the growing needs of the impoverished in our community.Joining the board are:"We have ambitious plans for the future," says Susan Haddon, board chair. "And the skillset of our new directors is a welcome addition to the board. Along with our ...


23.01.2015

25 Years of Christmas for Our Place Chef

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/15/14 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this Press Release.For Brian Cox, Christmas means rolling up his sleeves and cooking a meal fit for over 800 people - and he''s been doing that for 25 years now.As manager of food services at Our Place, Cox is a pro at creating tasty meals for the masses on a limited budget. But thanks to the extra support of donors during the festive season, he''s able to get his hands ...


15.12.2014

Give a Gift That Truly Makes a Difference This Holiday Season Through Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/14 -- Nearly 805 million people around the world don''t have enough food to eat. As we prepare for the upcoming holiday season, encourages shoppers to go beyond practical sharing and caring for the holidays by looking into an alternative giving option that can truly make a difference for a family in need. Since 1944, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who s ...


19.11.2014

Media Advisory: Mayoral Candidates Debate on Homelessness and Affordable Housing

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/06/14 -- The issues surrounding homelessness and affordable housing in Victoria affect everyone - not just those vulnerable citizens who are dealing with the struggle on a daily basis.Poverty impacts so many things in the community from safety, healthcare, law enforcement, economic wellbeing, and neighbourly trust. Because of its importance, Our Place has invited four mayoral candidates to discuss their plans around the issues at a free public ...


06.11.2014

Realtors Cook Up Breakfast Month at Our Place

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/01/14 -- Editor''s Note: There is a photo associated with this release.If there is one group of individuals who understand the importance of warm food and shelter, it''s the Victoria Real Estate Board. And when two past presidents of the board learned of the opportunity to sponsor breakfasts at Our Place, it was a light bulb moment that has transformed into an entire month of giving Greater Victoria''s most vulnerab ...


01.10.2014

Our Place Expands Winter Hours

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/24/14 -- Being open in the evening has been a goal of Our Place since its doors first opened in 2007, and beginning October 1st, it''s finally becoming a reality."Last winter, we saw a desperate need for Our Place to offer sustenance and warm reprieve in the hours before the overnight shelters opened. Providing a place of hope and belonging from morning until night, seven days per week, has been a goal of Our Place since the very ...


24.09.2014

Christian Publisher Shows People How to Profit From Their Own Stories

SIMPSONVILLE, SC May 29, 2014 - Religitech Records announced today the re-release of two audiobooks designed to inspire and instruct new writers how to get paid from their work. “How To Write Your Way Out of Poverty,” and “Unlocking Your Potential To Create Unlimited Wealth,” are available for immediate download at http://www.CDBaby.com/all/bernette According to MediaBistro.Com professional, Aneya Fernando, freelance writers should vary their sources of income because of staggered assignments, ...


30.05.2014

Christmas Feast & Angel Gifts at Our Place

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/16/13 -- Local politicians, community leaders and volunteers will help serve over 1,000 Christmas meals to Greater Victoria's homeless and most vulnerable at Our Place's annual holiday meal on Tuesday, Dec. 17.The festive lunch will consist of 450 kg of turkey, 225 kg of potatoes, 110 kg of stuffing, 100 kg of vegetables, 115 litres of gravy, 25 kg of cranberry sauce, 125 pies and over 1,500 cups of coffee. And as an extra treat, Scott ...


16.12.2013

Gift Different This Holiday Season Through Heifer International

LITTLE ROCK, AR -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 -- The holiday season is quickly approaching and we all know how hard it can be to find that perfect gift. This year, encourages shoppers to go beyond practical sharing and caring for the holidays by looking into an alternative giving option. Heifer International provides living gifts of area-appropriate livestock and training in environmentally sound agricultural practices so that families in need can lift themselves out of poverty and become self- ...


19.11.2013

The Fraser Institute: Most Poverty Measurements Used in Canada Focus on Inequality, Not Real Deprivation

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/14/13 -- High, relative definitions of poverty currently used by governments, media and social activists do nothing to help Canadians suffering real deprivation, concludes a new study published today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.In the study, author Christopher Sarlo argues that Canadians still do not have a reliable measure of real deprivation, of poverty."There are approximately ...


14.11.2013

The Fraser Institute: Does Canada Have an Accurate Measure of Poverty? New Study Coming Thursday, November 14

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/13/13 -- The Fraser Institute will release a new study on Thursday November 14 that looks at the accuracy and effectiveness of widely-used measurements of poverty in Canada."The measurement of poverty cannot be an exercise in compassion. In counting the number of poor people, we should set aside how we feel about poverty and what we think should be done about it. If poverty is a condition of serious deprivation, then we should find a way to objective ...


13.11.2013

Over 1,100 of Greater Victoria's Most Vulnerable Citizens Enjoy Thanksgiving Feast

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/10/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.Everybody loves a hearty dinner at Thanksgiving, and this proved especially true at Our Place as Victoria's most vulnerable citizens took part in a special family meal.Volunteers, including numerous local politicians from every level of government, served 1,125 hearty turkey dinners during lunchtime at Our Place on Pandora Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 10. While waiting i ...


10.10.2013

Poverty Row LLC, an Independent Film Investment Company, Partners With Alan Del Tufo on "The Cineplex"

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/10/13 -- Poverty Row LLC, an independent film financing company, is pleased to announce their partnership with Alan Del Tufo to take "The Cineplex" from an award-winning short to a feature length film. "After speaking with Alan I was excited to work with this up and coming director and writer. His directing in his latest release, Eternal Damn Nation, inspired us at Poverty Row LLC to put the work into making this film," Velardo states.Pove ...


10.10.2013

Giving Thanks for Family at Our Place

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/09/13 -- Local politicians will be joining Our Place volunteers and staff to make everyone feel like family this Thanksgiving.Around 1,000 of Victoria's most vulnerable citizens are expected to join Our Place's family table for a special Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Oct. 10 through the generous support of donors, community groups and volunteers. Local politicians such as MP Randall Garrison, MLAs Carole James, Rob Flemming, Andrew We ...


09.10.2013

Our Place Offers Shelter for Extreme Weather

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/29/13 -- Our Place has flung open its doors today to offer shelter from the storm for Greater Victoria's most vulnerable as heavy rains and cold weather pound the city."This is when those without a roof over their heads or a warm place to huddle need us most," says Don Evans, Executive Director of Our Place Society at 919 Pandora Avenue.Our Place is one of the few refuges that are open on Sundays, but due to the cold rains, the in ...


29.09.2013

Moms Against Poverty Annual Fundraiser Helps Children In Bay Area and Worldwide

BURLINGAME, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/17/13 -- Keeping with its core belief of "changing the world, one child at a time" Moms Against Poverty (MAP), will host its 6th annual Step Out, Step Up dinner-dance and auction fundraiser. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at City View at the Metreon, 135 4th St., San Francisco. The evening will feature surprise live entertainment, music by Bay Area DJ Dr. T, dancing and authentic Mediterranean cuisine.MAP, a non ...


17.09.2013

Spice Kit Offers Free Coffee for a Great Cause

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/05/13 -- , an Asian Street Food restaurant, , the Bay Area's leading poverty-fighting nonprofit, and , a premier coffee roaster based in San Rafael, have teamed up to bring the Bay Area free coffee for a cause.Spice Kit is performing a social experiment: What if spare change, normally spent on coffee, could make a difference in the fight against poverty? Get free, donation-based coffee throughout the month of September, and help build a better Bay A ...


05.09.2013

The Fraser Institute: Raising a Child Costs Substantially Less Than Claimed by Many Popular Reports

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/13 -- As many parents prepare to face the annual bill from back-to-school shopping, a new study published by the Fraser Institute finds the cost of raising children is much lower than many commonly used estimates.The paper by Christopher Sarlo, Fraser Institute senior fellow and economics professor at Nipissing University, reviews prevailing academic estimates of the cost of children as well as the popular estimates reported in Canadian media. It concl ...


22.08.2013

How Many Kids in Canada Would Crawl to School-If They Had To?

STOUFFVILLE, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release."What would you do if you saw a little girl crawling on her hands and knees trying to get to school?" asks Ed Epp, cbm Canada's Executive Director. "The reality is, it does happen in our world."In a little Nepal village, 9-year-old Laxmi has watched her sisters run ahead every school day for the past four years. She can only crawl. As she dr ...


13.08.2013

Chamber Serves Breakfast at Our Place

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/23/13 -- The Chamber's Board of Directors will be welcoming Victoria's street community for breakfast at Our Place tomorrow morning. The Chamber is participating in Our Place's Sponsor a Breakfast where businesses and organizations are invited to cover the cost of breakfast and serve the 300 people who visit Our Place for a hot meal each morning."Our Place does an amazing job of providing a helping hand, as well as a sense of ...


23.07.2013

Richmond Fed Magazine Econ Focus, Formerly Region Focus, Reports on Measuring Poverty in America

RICHMOND, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/08/13 -- The "poverty line," the federal government's statistical definition of poverty, has shaped discussions of U.S. antipoverty policy since the late 1960s. Are we defining poverty too broadly? Too narrowly? The in looks at these and other questions about measures of material deprivation.Also in this issue:The monetary base, the total of bank reserves and currency, has more than tripled since June 2008. Most of the new money is parked at ...


08.05.2013

Canada's Human Rights Record Challenged at the United Nations

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND and OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Members of the United Nations Human Rights Council have formally challenged Canada's human rights record with 83 countries making recommendations for enhanced rights protections. Part of the Universal Periodic Review process (UPR), these comments refute Canada's status as a human rights leader and indicate that Canada must take immediate action on socio-economic disparities.The UPR is a critical process whereby a ...


30.04.2013

Children International Announces Major Water Project in the Dominican Republic

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/13 -- World Water Day is March 22. Children International, a leading child sponsorship organization, announces a new and important sustainable water project that will bring clean, safe water to more than 66,000 people in Boca Chica, an impoverished community in the Dominican Republic. The project is a cooperative effort between Children International, the local water authority (CORRABO Corporacion de Acueductos y Alcantarillado) in Boca Chica, and privat ...


22.03.2013

Precarious Lives are the Legacy of Systemic Racism: OFL Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination-March 21, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/21/13 -- The legacy of Canada's colonial history and current trends towards cuts to jobs and social programs continue to deliver a double blow to people of colour and other equity seeking groups in Canada. Racialized people across Canada - from temporary foreign workers to new immigrants to Canada's First Peoples - earn substantially less, face higher rates of violence, are more likely to live in poverty, and are vastly over-represented in Canada ...


21.03.2013

Precarious Lives are the Legacy of Systemic Racism: OFL Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination-March 21, 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/13 -- The legacy of Canada's colonial history and current trends towards cuts to jobs and social programs continue to deliver a double blow to people of colour and other equity seeking groups in Canada. Racialized people across Canada - from temporary foreign workers to new immigrants to Canada's First Peoples - earn substantially less, face higher rates of violence, are more likely to live in poverty, and are vastly over-represented in Canada ...


20.03.2013

Leader in Financial Youth Programming for Aflatoun Celebrates Global Money Week -- Children International

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/15/13 -- Children International is celebrating Children and Youth Finance International's (CYFI) Global Money Week on March 15-21 and Aflatoun Day on March 17. CYFI strives to increase financial education and inclusion for children and youth. The global movement has the support of the UN Secretary General. According to CYFI, less than 1% of all children in the world today have access to financial education and inclusion, and globally one billion childr ...


15.03.2013

Extreme Poverty: Making Cents of it

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- Editors Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.Global Poverty Project's 2013 campaign kicks off its Canadian launch at Toronto's with , Culinary Director at Modern Culinary Academy today. The campaign aims to raise awareness and funds for non-profit organizations working to end extreme poverty around the world by challenging Canadians to eat and drink for only $1.75 a day for five days. The challenge runs April 29th ...


06.03.2013

Media Advisory: Street Community Celebrate Family Day at Our Place

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/11/13 -- Our Place will open today, on BC's first Family Day holiday, to celebrate with their family living in poverty. Our Place has always referred to the people they serve as family instead of clients and guests, so what a great opportunity for a celebration.The day will start off with lunch and live music followed by midway games and prizes throughout the drop-in centre. Movies will be shown in the computer lab for those who want a more ...


11.02.2013

Give Persons with Disabilities the Gift of Computer Skills This Holiday Season

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/17/12 -- The Neil Squire Society has launched a to raise money for their . The program offers free computer tutoring to individuals with physical disabilities across Canada through online learning."This program was life changing because I felt so secluded. Computers have opened up my world," says Diane, a Distance Computer Comfort Participant, from Guelph, Ontario.to view a photo of Jack, another Distance Computer Comfort Participant.Vi ...


17.12.2012

OFL President Sid Ryan to Hunker Down with the Homeless in Sidewalk Sleep-Out to Protest Social Assistance Cuts

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- OFL Officers Sid Ryan and Irwin Nanda will join poverty activists and people who are homeless in a sidewalk sleep-out at MPP Glen Murray's Toronto Centre Constituency Office this Thursday night to protest the Liberal government's cuts to social assistance benefits."The McGuinty government has betrayed voters who were promised a 25 percent reduction in poverty by 2013 and now they are going to turn off key support for 16,000 of the m ...


12.12.2012

OFL President Sid Ryan to Hunker Down with the Homeless in Sidewalk Sleep-Out to Protest Social Assistance Cuts

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 -- OFL Officers Sid Ryan and Irwin Nanda will join poverty activists and people who are homeless in a sidewalk sleep-out at MPP Glen Murray's Toronto Centre Constituency Office this Thursday night to protest the Liberal government's cuts to social assistance benefits."The McGuinty government has betrayed voters who were promised a 25 percent reduction in poverty by 2013 and now they are going to turn off key support for 16,000 of the m ...


11.12.2012

The Fraser Institute: Debate on Income Inequality Fails to Account for Income Mobility; Four Out of Five Low-Income Canadians Move Up the Income Ladder Over 10 Years

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- Over a span of 10 years, four out of five of Canada's lowest income earners moved up the income ladder, according to a new study that measures income mobility and highlights how it is often ignored in the debate about income inequality in Canadian society.In fact, one in five Canadians in the lowest income group eventually moved up to the highest income group over a 19-year period. The findings are contained in , published today by ...


20.11.2012

Change Heroes Supports Room to Read: Impacting 10 Million Lives a Reality

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/01/12 -- , the innovative online fundraising platform announces its support of , a global foundation committed to improving literacy and gender equality as a means to address global poverty. Dedicated to empowering children's lives across the developing world, the synergy of both organizations' missions sees the forming of a strong relationship that will undeniably create positive change for millions.The funds generated on behalf of Ro ...


01.11.2012

ITVS, STEPS International to Premiere 8 Docs, 30 Online Shorts in 200 Countries to Address Global Inequality

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 -- Independent Television Service (), the leading funder of U.S. independent public television productions, announces the launch of the "Why Poverty?" series, a global broadcast of eight documentaries and 30 online shorts premiering November 2012 aimed at raising awareness about poverty in America and around the world. Presented by ITVS's Project in partnership with international, a Denmark-based nonprofit, the "Why Poverty?&qu ...


31.10.2012

North Gyeongsang Province Joins Global Efforts to End Poverty With Saemaeul Movement

DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/22/12 -- The North Gyeongsang Province ("Gyeongsangbuk-Do") is one of the proud faces of South Korea. It has been known for its long and glorious history, almost unprecedented rate of economical growth in the 1970s and beautiful landscape such as mountains, rivers and ocean.In the province, visitors can find the cultural heritage of the millennium-old Shilla Kingdom, which built the first unified nation in the peninsula. At the same time, it is ...


22.10.2012

Our Place Partners With Local Businesses to Provide Healthy Start for People Who Are Homeless

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/12/12 -- Our Place Society -Editors Note: There is one photo associated with this Press Release.Our Place Society is joining forces with local businesses to launch a new Sponsor-a-Breakfast campaign. This unique program encourages businesses to partner with Our Place by funding and serving breakfast to Victoria's homeless community."Our Sponsor-a-Breakfast program is a great way to connect two diverse worlds," says Don Evans, Execu ...


12.09.2012

Opportunity International to Expand Access to Financial Services in Tanzania

OAK BROOK, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 05/16/12 -- Opportunity International announced it received a $250,000 grant from Monsanto Company, an agricultural company committed to improving farm productivity and crop quality, to expand access to affordable financial services in Tanzania that will enable emerging entrepreneurs to generate more income for their families, and contribute to the economic development of their communities."Opportunity International is grateful to Monsanto Company for suppo ...


16.05.2012

Financial Planning Empowers 9 Year Old to Fight Poverty

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 05/03/12 -- Carla Vasquez, a child supported by Children International, has big ideas about fighting poverty through smart savings habits -- and the world is taking notice.The 9-year-old girl from Guayaquil, Ecuador, is the only child awarded the in Geneva, Switzerland, by Child and Youth Finance International, a global nonprofit promoting financial access and education to children under age 18. Carla received the award for leading a financial savings educati ...


03.05.2012

Jewish Community Sets a Guinness World Record Making Sandwiches in a UJA-Federation of New York Mitzvah Project

ROSLYN, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- Setting a Guinness World Record, 100 children and parent UJA-Federation Guinness World Record volunteers came together from the Jewish community to whip together 1,660 sandwiches in one hour to be donated to feed the hungry. With support from an additional 100 volunteers from the local who wrapped and counted the sandwiches, the pile of sandwiches at the end of the hour stood high -- a visible reminder of what it takes to feed those in need. UJA-Feder ...


02.05.2012

RCI Helps Make Giving Back Par for the Course as Title Sponsor of 10th Annual RCI Christel House Open

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/12 -- , the global leader in vacation exchange, will return as the title sponsor of the RCI Christel House Open International Charity Golf Tournament in 2012 for the sixth consecutive year.The 2012 RCI Christel House Open will kick off on Monday, June 4, in Indianapolis and will continue at 16 sites on five continents. This event, which is celebrating its 10th year, welcomes thousands of golfers, sponsors and volunteers from around the world to raise fun ...


29.03.2012

Food Bank For New York City Launches New Interactive Virtual Food Drive Fundraising Tool

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/15/11 -- Food Bank For New York City -- the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs -- today announced the official launch of its highly anticipated new interactive virtual food drive fundraising tool that will allow donors to create a personalized Virtual Food Drive page and invite friends, family or coworkers to donate. Peapod by Stop & Shop, the leading and preferred provider of online groce ...


15.11.2011

From the Front Lines to the Bread Lines... NYC Veterans Struggling to Afford Food, According to Report Released Today by the Food Bank For New York City

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 11/10/11 -- A new report released today by the Food Bank For New York City, the city's major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs, shows that 25 percent of all households with a military veteran in New York City are experiencing difficulty affording food. The report, From the Front Lines to the Bread Lines: Food Poverty Among Veterans, reveals that veterans' households are making a range of sacrifices in or ...


10.11.2011

Children International Is Named Best Humanitarian Relief Charity in the Philippines

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/27/11 -- For the second consecutive year, , a U.S.-based charity, is awarded the best humanitarian assistance performance of a non-government organization from the Philippine National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC).The Philippine NDCC recognized for three reasons:1.2.3.The U.S.-based humanitarian organization helps more than 340,000 children globally and more than 70,000 of those reside in the Philippines. Their volunteer network of 10,000 parents ...


27.10.2011

Opportunity International's Women's Opportunity Network Recognizes The MasterCard Foundation With Its Annual Leadership Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/14/11 -- 's Women's Opportunity Network (WON) today presented The MasterCard Foundation with the 2011 International Women's Leadership Award at its annual conference, "Innovating to End Poverty," being held Oct. 14-15, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport.This year, WON chose to honor The MasterCard Foundation for its role in supporting and inspiring global women entrepreneurs. By increasing access to microfinance and youth ...


14.10.2011

The Food Bank For New York City Appoints Margarette Purvis as President and Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 08/18/11 -- The Food Bank For New York City, the area's major hunger-relief organization, has appointed Margarette Purvis its new president and chief executive officer. Ms. Purvis, who served as vice president of programs and services at the Food Bank from 2001 to 2006, will return to lead the organization, effective October 1, 2011. Ms. Purvis succeeds Dr. Lucy Cabrera, whose retirement after more than two decades as head of the organization was announced ...


18.08.2011

Canada Failing on Economic and Social Rights--UN Reports

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/07/16 -- The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) released their concluding observations on Canada earlier today. They gave Canada its marching orders to use international human rights across the board to address several areas of concern, including the lack of implementation and protection of economic, cultural and social rights (ESC) for the most vulnerable.The Committee was critical of Canada on its inability to use t ...


07.03.2016

UN Tells Trudeau Government-Human Rights Are Not Optional

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/24/16 -- Earlier today, the Canadian government was grilled by members of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) about Canada''s dismal human rights record here at home.Among the primary issues raised by the CESCR were the federal governments continued decline of social spending as it relates to GDP, the continued rise of homelessness, and the federal government''s failure to ensure provincial, ter ...


24.02.2016

Media Advisory: ACORN Canada report on internet accessibility reveals home-internet costs taking big bite out of people''s food budget

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 01/27/16 -- On February 2, 2016, join ACORN Canada and prominent allies for the release of Internet for All, a report summarizing 400 testimonials from low-income Canadians about how vital yet unaffordable home internet is. The report is also a call on the federal government to seize the policy opportunity that has arisen due to the CRTC review of basic telecommunication services.This diverse group will speak in detail about why internet access is a human ri ...


27.01.2016



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