Poverty

Libraries, Literacy, and Social Inclusion (2013)

On the surface, it seems that everyone feels welcome at their community library, says the author of this paper. But many people are intimidated by libraries and, for a variety of reasons, feel they are not welcome.

The author looks at a number of programs designed to encourage libraries to draw in socially marginalized groups, which may include the poor, the elderly, Aboriginal people, the unemployed, and immigrants.

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2013-11-12

Literacy Development and Poverty Reduction: Seven Recommendations for Action (2011)

This report was developed by the Nunavut Literacy Council (NLC) in response to the Nunavut Roundtable for Poverty Reduction’s call for contributions to an action plan.

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2013-09-17

Planning for Retirement on a Low Income: A background paper on retirement financial planning for Canadians with very low incomes (2012)

The purpose of this paper is to educate people who help low-income adults plan for their financial future. It is aimed at financial planners; staff of banks and other institutions; financial writers and broadcasters; community agencies that run tax clinics for low-income people; organizations that design and provide training in financial literacy; and friends and family of low-income people.

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2013-08-29

Financial Capability and Poverty – Discussion Paper (2004)

This discussion paper, prepared by Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) at the request of the Policy Research Initiative (PRI) of the Government of Canada, examines the research and practice of financial literacy as a complementary strategy to asset building.

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2013-06-05

Early Childhood and Poverty - Summary of Research (2012)

This report offers an overview of recent research findings on the impact of poverty on young children. It was prepared as a resource for the first roundtable discussion, held in June 2012, on developing a Northwest Territories anti-poverty strategy,

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2013-01-18

Health – Fact Sheet (2012)

This fact sheet examines the relationship between literacy and health.

The authors point out that low literacy has been shown to have a negative effect on all aspects of health, including life expectancy, accident rates, and the prevalence of such diseases as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

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2012-12-18

From Poverty to Prosperity: Literacy's Impact on Canada's Economic Success - In focus: labour market engagement (2012)

Based on their analysis of data from the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) and other sources, the authors of this report conclude that there is little doubt that literacy and poverty are closely linked. The authors go on to explore the implications of this relationship for public policy.

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2012-11-23

Building a Foundation for Effectiveness: Findings on Financial Literacy Evaluation in Canada 2012 (2012)

This paper outlines a project undertaken by the Canadian Centre for Financial Literacy (CCFL), a division of Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI), a charitable organization that works with community groups to expand economic opportunities for Canadians living in poverty.

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2012-11-15

Learning and Earning: Linking Literacy and Poverty using IALS Data on Earnings: A literature review (2012)

This literature review, which uses data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) to explore the relationship between literacy and poverty, is part of a project undertaken for the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN).

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2012-11-13

A Path Out of Poverty (2006)

Helping BC Income Assistance Recipients Upgrade Their Education

This report examines a set of policies and practices formerly in place in British Columbia that supported access to post-secondary education and upgrading programs for income assistance (IA) recipients, particularly those facing multiple barriers to employment and education. The policies ended in 2002.

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2012-10-11

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