Updates from the CCPA

We are pleased to introduce our new BC Director of Communication, Jean Kavanagh. Jean is an award-winning journalist, editor and communications professional, specializing in media relations and...
September 27, 2016 | BC Office
Despite provincial government claims that education funding is “at record levels” funding has actually shrunk substantially as a share of BC’s overall economic pie, and fallen almost $1,000 per...
August 18, 2016 | BC Office
FOI-released documents show that, for years, BC Hydro officials have quietly feared that earthquakes triggered by natural gas industry fracking operations could damage their Peace River dams.  Should...
August 11, 2016 | BC Office
In a Toronto Star op-ed, Senior Economist Sheila Block says that new revenue options — not more service cuts — are the only sustainable options before city council this year. 
August 8, 2016 | Ontario Office
Jess Klassen recently completed a report on the WestEnd Commons - a Winnipeg inner-city social housing initiative of note:  Social Housing with Supports:  The case of WestEnd Commons
July 13, 2016 | Manitoba Office
We are very pleased to announce Shannon Daub’s promotion to the newly-created position of Associate Director of the CCPA-BC Office. In many respects, this change formalizes what her role has been for...
July 8, 2016 | BC Office
In Toronto's NOW magazine, CCPA-Ontario Senior Economist Sheila Block explains why Toronto needs to prepare for a housing market correction.
July 5, 2016 | Ontario Office
We are often told that the solution to poverty is for the poor to “get a job” or for various sectors to create more jobs. But our latest study finds that a job is not a guaranteed path out of poverty...
June 28, 2016 | BC Office
In an op-ed for the Toronto Star, CCPA-Ontario Director Trish Hennessy and Ontario Living Wage Network Coordinator Tom Cooper take a look at the growing living wage movement in Ontario and beyond. 
June 13, 2016 | Ontario Office
As debate over whether Canada should ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) continues, the CCPA has released a series of reports to demystify the complicated trade deal and clarify its...
May 31, 2016 | National Office
Read how six social enterprises in Manitoba with 194 workers, create pride through decent work in this new study.
May 26, 2016 | Manitoba Office
Metro Vancouver’s growing housing affordability crisis is widening the gap between the rich and poor, and requires a multi-pronged response that would restrict absentee ownership, increase affordable...
May 18, 2016 | BC Office
A living wage has been calculated for London, Ontario, and in order to provide food, clothing, housing, transportation, child care, and other basic living expenses for their family of four, a pair of...
May 17, 2016 | Ontario Office
The April 8th presentation was recorded by CBC Ideas and aired on May 10th. Listen here. Read the full text of Naomi Klein’s speech from April 8th, 2016.  In her first visit to Winnipeg since 1999,...
May 10, 2016 | Manitoba Office
BC has some of the longest waits in Canada for key surgical procedures. The latest study from our BC office sets out detailed recommendations for reducing these waits. The authors also raise concerns...
April 26, 2016 | BC Office