Michele Biss

Michele Biss

Hating the Homeless But Not Homelessness

*By Emad Mahdavi, Law Student. Recent uproars regarding anti-homeless spikes in London (UK) and Montreal have provided a much-needed discussion on homelessness in Canada. Although the media buzz didn’t last long, it did momentarily hold our national attention.

Experts Gather to Discuss Poverty, Labour and Employment

This week 28 representatives from national labour and employment organizations, social justice groups, unions, individuals with a lived experience of poverty and faith based organizations are gathering in Ottawa to join Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada…

Poor Bashing in Windsor Continues…

A drop hitting water.

The city of Windsor has become the site of a heated debate over the issue of the rights of panhandlers. The question that keeps coming up in this discussion is: do people living in poverty have the right to ask…

Homeless Defend Right to be Heard in Court

At Canada Without Poverty the question that keeps us scratching our heads is this: how do we convince governments that providing beds and bread is not enough? How do we get governments to recognize that being free from homelessness and…

CWP at the Supreme Court of Canada?

Canada Without Poverty (CWP) has joined forces with the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) in a legal case going to the Supreme Court of Canada in October 2014.  The case is called Taypotat v. Kahkewistahaw First Nation.

Join CWP: Summer Research Associate Needed

Calling all university students interested in poverty issues in Canada! Canada Without Poverty has a great opportunity for summer employment. Do you want to work with good people in downtown Ottawa on meaningful issues? Read on!