Blog: Covid-19 Exposing Vulnerabilities in Migrant Care Workers in Canada: Recommendations

Carrie-Anne Cyre, ESPC Volunteer This report by Rishika Wadehra, Equal Rights for Migrant Care Workers: The case for Immigration Policy Transformation, was published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) in October 2021. Wadehra is the 2021 McInturff...

Blog: Evictions in Canada: Understanding the Causes and Consequences of Housing Instability

Hanna Nash, ESPC Volunteer In association with the University of Winnipeg, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) research report, Evictions and Eviction Prevention in Canada, discusses the impact of housing evictions on families and individuals. Authors...

Blog: Renewed Focus on an Old Problem: Youth Opioid use in Alberta from 2018-2021

Jayme Wong, ESPC volunteer Renewed Focus: A Follow-Up Report on Youth Opioid Use in Alberta was published by the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate Alberta, an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, in June 2021. The report was published three...

Blog: Residential Schools: Uncovering and Honouring the Truth

News on the search for unmarked graves located at former residential schools has quieted since this past summer when the remains of 215 children were revealed at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C. Since then, dozens of First Nations...

Blog: Mental Health-Related Disability and Employment Equity

Nicole Sobus, ESPC volunteer Accessing employment is an ongoing challenge for many individuals. Various factors come into play when looking for a job, such as skills, interests, and education, as well as the type and number of jobs available in the current job market....

Blog: Health Care Investments: Efforts to Optimize and Improve Efficiencies in the Health Care System

Written by Sung Min (Amy) Jo, 2021 Canada Summer Jobs, Research Assistant The provincial budget for 2021 proposed a 4% increase in funding, to approximately $23 billion, to Alberta’s health care system. This is significant, as previous models recommended a 1.5%...

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