Health, Seniors & Social Policy

A viable public health care system is a basic value in Canada. But the costs continue to rise, as does the overall age of our population. So how do we make it all work? What's the role of different levels of government in providing social services?

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Income Security Reform in Ontario (Ottawa, Dec 5)

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You are invited to A Discussion on Income Security Reform in Ontario with Special Guest George Thomson Tuesday, December 5, 2017; 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Somerset West Ottawa Community Health Centre 55 Eccles Street, (Near Somerset & Booth), Ottawa The P …

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Avancons / Moving Forward: Disability Strategy

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English follows the French. A noter: La coalition de Chaque canadien compte est en train de promouvoir l’adoption d’une stratégie nationale pour les personnes handicapées. Le format de leur document aurait changer un peu sur notre site. – Terrance Huns …

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Sixties Scoop court decision reveals problems – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley (Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre)

The federal government recently announced a fund to compensate indigenous people who as children were taken from their families and put up for adoption by non-indigenous families. It was in response to a class action court case filed on behalf of about …

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Protecting Human Rights in Trade Agreements – Hunsley

By Terrance Hunsley

The NAFTA negotiations are likely to be a tough uphill slog, given Mr Trump’s belligerent stance. It is hard to see how Canada will make much headway on subjects such as gender rights, indigenous rights and environmental regulations. But these issues a …

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Charting a new course on trade policy – Dias


By Jerry Dias

If there is one glimmer of good news from the last U.S. election it’s that a bright political spotlight has been shone on global trade policy – including in Canada. Trade agreements have long played a central role in Canada’s economic strategy. Trade a …

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Parliamentary Committee on Poverty Reduction

By Terrance Hunsley

HUMA – the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development, and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, (the name rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it.) has spent a year hearing from Canadian experts, social advoca …

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NEW REPORT: Poverty Reduction Roundtable with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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2017 Report of The Pearson Centre Roundtable on Poverty Reduction By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre Hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa December 8, 2016 ______________________________________________________ …

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A Cdn Research Council on Social, Cultural & Econ Health

By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre

We could take a lesson from the health system. Over the past four decades, the federal government, with provincial involvement, has invested in health research, health information systems, performance evaluation and innovation. Those investments are pa …

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National Goal for Poverty Reduction (Terrance Hunsley)

By Terrance Hunsley

The Government of Canada discussion paper, Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy, asks for suggestions on how the federal government can better align its poverty reduction efforts with those of provinces, territories, municipalities and communities. It …

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NEW REPORT: Poverty Reduction Roundtable with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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March 28, 2017 Report of The Pearson Centre Roundtable on Poverty Reduction By Terrance Hunsley, Senior Fellow, The Pearson Centre Hosted by the Somerset West Community Health Centre, Ottawa December 8, 2016 ____________________________________________ …

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