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October 1, 2020 at 5:36pm
The minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador increased by 50 cents to $12.15 as of October 1, 2020.

"Nichols also noted the absence of looking at real-world indicators of the cost of living into the increase." https://t.co/xM9eeY2KaQ #livingwage #canpoli
October 1, 2020 at 3:20pm
Our Executive Director Susan Morrissey ( @dach4me) was reached for comment by the Edmonton Journal on the possibility of eviction notices increasing in the months ahead. https://t.co/EeZr12mCmO #yeg #abpoli #ableg (1/2)
September 30, 2020 at 3:39pm
“I think the biggest red flags this year, and in previous years… is the economic environment. The cost of a healthy food basket being unaffordable for someone who’s working minimum wage or who’s on social assistance.” https://t.co/Cy1GeAx4Tg #abhealth #livingwage
September 30, 2020 at 2:47pm
"Schools across the country wear orange shirts to acknowledge the damage caused by residential schools and demonstrate their commitment to the ongoing process of reconciliation." https://t.co/tmtFh7BHpH #OrangeShirtDay2020 #EveryChildMatters
September 29, 2020 at 5:47pm
Join us for our Virtual Lunch and Learn event on October 8th at 12 PM on the Vital Signs 2020 report. @sandrango17 and @elizabethbonkin from @theECF will be speaking on this year's theme, which is about Millennials in Edmonton. More info and register: https://t.co/YS3PkcQcGF #yeg https://t.co/2Ph2Y6FscC
September 29, 2020 at 4:09pm
"The village concept is more complex to set up and run, but it’s the kind of housing I’d like to live near. And giving children as much stability as possible when their parents are in crisis is a beautiful thing." https://t.co/aHIl1k8opE #yeg #yegcc
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilOctober 1, 2020 at 8:31pm
The minimum wage in Newfoundland and Labrador increased by 50 cents to $12.15 as of October 1, 2020.

"Nichols also noted the absence of looking at real-world indicators of the cost of living into the increase. His group wants to see the minimum wage raised to $15 an hour and then tied to CPI or another such indicator to align minimum wage more closely to a living wage — and he said to help those living in poverty, it needs to happen immediately.

"The longer we take to get there, the more meaningless that number becomes. We have to get to that sooner rather than later," he said."

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/minimum-wage-reaction-newfoundland-labrador-1.5744255
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilOctober 1, 2020 at 6:15pm
Our Executive Director Susan Morrissey was reached for comment by the Edmonton Journal on the possibility of eviction notices increasing in the months ahead.

"Susan Morrissey, executive director of the Edmonton Social Planning Council, a social research non-profit, said in a statement to Postmedia that the council is concerned eviction orders will only increase after the reprieve of the spring and summer.

The Alberta government’s temporary housing measures and income support from the federal government, through the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), have helped people keep their housing, she said.

“Now that the ministerial order has lapsed and CERB is winding down, we anticipate there being financial uncertainty for low-income renters as they transition to a modified version of Employment Insurance or access the proposed Canada Recovery Benefit,” Morrissey said."

https://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/applications-to-evict-albertans-for-non-payment-of-rent-dropped-during-the-covid-19-lockdown
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilSeptember 30, 2020 at 6:36pm
"“We’re really concerned with the opportunities for kids to have healthy nutrition, healthy food,” said Raine.

“I think the biggest red flags this year, and in previous years… is the economic environment. The cost of a healthy food basket being unaffordable for someone who’s working minimum wage or who’s on social assistance.”

Additional funding from the government for healthy meals in schools is something Raine would like to see, as she said, “nutrition habits tend to track from childhood into adulthood.”"

https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/alberta-receives-a-passing-grade-on-its-nutrition-report-card-barely-1.5125903
Edmonton Social Planning Council
Edmonton Social Planning CouncilSeptember 30, 2020 at 5:42pm
"The day is now a symbol of the culture taken away from Indigenous communities. Schools across the country wear orange shirts to acknowledge the damage caused by residential schools and demonstrate their commitment to the ongoing process of reconciliation.

"This is something that wasn't taught to mainstream Canadians for a long time," said Jeremy Albert, the First Nations, Metis and Inuit education advisor with Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS). "It helps conversation around reconciliation, how we can learn about this dark chapter of Canadian history and how we can not repeat it, and how we can continue to move forward and repair some of that harm that was done for all those years.""

https://fortsaskonline.com/local/honouring-indigenous-communities-through-orange-shirt-day

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