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Casino impact: as family income rises, child mental health improves

Casino impact: as family income rises, child mental health improves – Child & Family The arrival of a casino at an American Indian reservation gave Duke University researchers an opportunity to test the relationship between poverty and psychopathology. The research team set out to examine the competing theories of Social causation (adversity and stress) vs […]

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Train Sudan police on child sex abuse

Train Sudan police on child sex abuse TORONTO — UNICEF concluded a three-day training session of Sudanese police officers designed to assist them in investigating cases of rape of children. This initiative is the first of its kind and aims to sensitize police and other law enforcement officials on how to interview children who have […]

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Need federal leadership on aging issues, advisory council gives government poor marks

Need federal leadership on aging issues, advisory council gives government poor marks – Health OTTAWA — Without real federal leadership “the needs of many seniors today will remain unmet and Canada will be ill-prepared when the growth in the seniors’ population accelerates eight years from now”, the National Advisory Council on Aging claims. The federal […]

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Quebec will enforce welfare rules to reduce numbers on assistance – Income Security

Quebec will enforce welfare rules to reduce numbers on assistance – Income Security – Brief Article QUEBEC CITY — The recently elected Liberal Quebec government plans to reduce the number of households receiving welfare by 25,000 this year and to cut social assistance benefits by a maximum of $300 per month for those recipients who […]

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Workers’ compensation for non-profit staff and volunteers proposed in Man

Workers’ compensation for non-profit staff and volunteers proposed in Man WINNIPEG — A Manitoba legislative committee recommends that the province’s Workers Compensation Act be amended to permit non-profit and charitable organizations. The cost of optional coverage for their volunteers would be based on risk and prevention models for volunteers. These were among the 100 recommendation […]

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Publications

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CCRA guidelines on advocacy too restrictive, national groups say

CCRA guidelines on advocacy too restrictive, national groups say – Comments OTTAWA — “Canadians expect charities to speak out on issues such as the environment, poverty or health care,” Gordon Floyd of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy said in reaction to the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency’s new guidelines on advocacy. The CCP and two […]

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Manitoba expands family doctor telephone service

Manitoba expands family doctor telephone service WINNIPEG — Family Doctor Connection phone line program, which connects Winnipeggers with family physicians accepting new patients, has been expanded to include all residents of the province, Health Minister Dave Chomiak announced. The Family Doctor Connection phone line launched in 2001 has processed more than 62,000 calls. The program […]

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Can money buy health? – Comments

Can money buy health? – Comments – cost effective ways to spend healthcare dollars All of us welcome the increased spending on health care in the current federal and provincial budgets. Most professionals in the field see this flow of money as a beginning, and argue that much more is and will be needed because […]

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Government transfers make a difference to female lone-parent families

Government transfers make a difference to female lone-parent families OTTAWA — After tax family income rose for the fifth straight year mostly due to higher government transfers and lower personal income taxes. Female lone-parent families recorded one of the largest increases in after-tax income in 2001 with a boost of 4.6 per cent to $31,200 […]