Updates from the CCPA

Each year we work with the Living Wage for Families Campaign and First Call to calculate the hourly wage that would allow a two-parent family with two children to cover basic expenses. This year it's...
April 25, 2017 | BC Office
On April 4th, the CCPA held its fourth annual telephone town hall, which enabled us to engage in a live, interactive dialogue with almost 3,000 of our supporters from coast to coast, and from the...
April 20, 2017 | National Office
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Nova Scotia Office (CCPA-NS) is pleased to announce the 2017 Atlantic Student Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students enrolled in post-...
April 19, 2017 | Nova Scotia Office
CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy and senior economist Sheila Block unpack the first comprehensive survey of workers and users in the GTA's on-demand service economy in a new report.
April 13, 2017 | Ontario Office
Poverty and economic insecurity among BC seniors is growing. Contrary to stories that pit generations against one another—with seniors described as a homogenous group of well-off retirees—our latest...
April 5, 2017 | BC Office
What is it? Join us (from the comfort of your own home!) for our fourth annual Telephone Town Hall. CCPA supporters are invited to join us from around the country for a lively discussion with CCPA...
March 28, 2017 | National Office
BC’s home and community care system for seniors is in crisis. For the past 16 years, underfunding, privatization and fragmentation of the system have left many seniors, their families and communities...
March 24, 2017 | BC Office
Watch this space for response and analysis of the federal budget from CCPA staff and our Alternative Federal Budget partners. More information will be added as it is available. Commentary and...
March 21, 2017 | National Office
2017 marks the CCPA-BC’s 20th anniversary, and I can’t remember a busier time in our organization’s history. We’re doing the math, checking the facts, conducting long-term investigative research, and...
March 13, 2017 | BC Office
This winter, a 53 year old woman died overnight in minus 32 degrees temperatures, frozen to death on the streets of downtown Winnipeg. A new study from CCPA-MB renews calls to action to deal with...
March 13, 2017 | Manitoba Office
The role of big money and corporate lobbying in BC politics has become a major issue as we head into the May provincial election. In the latest study from the CCPA-BC and Corporate Mapping Project,...
March 7, 2017 | BC Office
At CBC News, CCPA-Ontario director Trish Hennessy unpacks the phrase "sharing economy" and the importance of language in creating public policy.
March 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
CCPA senior economist Sheila Block spoke with CBC News about a new report co-written with CCPA senior economist David Macdonald about how to create a fairer hydro HST rebate program for Ontario.
March 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
In an op-ed for Toronto's NOW magazine, CCPA-Ontario senior economist Sheila Block calls on city council to start making adult decisions about municipal spending for next year's budget.
March 7, 2017 | Ontario Office
CCPA-Ontario economist Zohra Jamasi and the Ontario Living Wage network have been integral to the calculation process for communities looking to determine the living wage for their region. Durham...
March 7, 2017 | Ontario Office

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