Reports, Publications, and Studies

Basic Income Guarantee

Basic Income Guarantee Backgrounder
alPHa-OPHA Health Equity Workgroup
Brian Hyndman and Lisa Simon | October 2015

Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario
Hugh Segal | August 31, 2016

A Basic Income for Canadians: What Would Change?
Metcalf Foundation
John Stapleton | January 2017

Coronavirus Pandemic Raises Question: Is it Time for a Basic Income?
Global News
Maryam Shah | April 22, 2020

Children and Youth

Poverty, Social Capital, Parenting and Child Outcomes in Canada
Applied Research Branch Strategic Policy|Human Resources Development Canada
Charles Jones et al | March 2002, Gatineau

Pathways to Progress: Structural Solutions to Address Child Poverty
Campaign 2000
Christa Freiler et al | May 2004

Do Child Tax Benefits Affect the Well-Being of Children? Evidence
from Canadian Child Benefit Expansions

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 3(3): 175-205, 2011.
Kevin Milligan and Mark Stabile | December 2008

The Development of Young Children of Immigrants in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Society for Research for Child Development
Elizabeth Washbrook et al | October 2012


Why Are Youth from Lower-income Families Less Likely to Attend University? Evidence from Academic Abilities, Parental Influences,
and Financial Constraints

Statistic Canada | Business and Labour Market Analysis
Marc Frenette |February 2007, Ottawa

Inequality Explained: The Hidden Gaps in Canada’s Education System
Open Canada
Rachel Bryce et al. | January 2016

Poverty Trends Report 2018
Citizens for Public Justice | October 2018

Reducing Poverty to Improve Educational Outcomes: What a School Division and a Local Community Can do Together
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Jim Silver and Kate Sjoberg | December 5, 2019

Employment and Retraining

It’s More than Poverty: Employment Precarity and Household Well-being
Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario
Wayne Lewchuk et al | February 2013

The Working Poor in the Toronto Region: A Closer Look at the Increasing Numbers
Metcalf Foundation
John Stapleton et al | November 2019

The Paycheck Blues: Why Extra Work is often Not Worth the
Effort for Lower-income Families

C.D. Howe Institute
Alexandre Laurin | August 2019

Living Wage Ontario
Ontario Living Wage


The Changing Face of Payday Lending in Canada
Brian Dijkema | June 2019

Filthy Five: Canada’s Tax Loopholes
The Broadbent Institute | February 2018

Filthy Five: Canada’s Tax Loopholes Part Two
The Broadbent Institute | January 2020

Swimming with the Sharks: Poverty, Pandemics, and Payday Lenders
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Ricardo Tranjan | April 2020

Food and Housing Insecurity

Resetting the Table: A People’s Food Policy for Canada
Food Secure Canada | April 2011, Montreal

10 year Housing and Homelessness Strategy
City of Kingston | 2014

The State of Homelessness in Canada 2014
The Homeless Hub Press
Stephen Gaetz, Tanya Gulliver and Tim Richter | 2014

Food for Thought: Access to Food in Canada’s Remote North
Northern Policy Institute
Holly Dillabough | June 2016

Implications of A Basic Income Guarantee for Household Food Insecurity
Northern Policy Institute
Valarie Tarasuk | June 2017

Household Food Insecurity in Canada, 2017 –2018
PROOF Canada
Valarie Tarasuk and Andy Mitchell |2020

Gender and Sexual Diversity

The Dynamics of Women’s Poverty in Canada
Status of Women Canada | Canadian Council on Social Development
Clarence Lochead and Katherine Scott |March 2000

The Economic Well-Being of Women in Canada
Statistics Canada
Dan Fox and Melissa Moyser | May 16, 2018

Why is Lone-Parent Poverty so High and What can we do About it?
Noah Zon and Hannah Aldridge | August 2018

Fact Sheet: Women and Poverty in Canada
Canadian Women Foundation | September 2018

Health and Health Care Access for Trans and Non-Binary People in Canada
Trans Pulse Canada | March 10, 2020

Health and Wellness

What Works? Proven Approaches to Alleviating Poverty
Mowat Centre
Anna White, Nevena Dragicevic, and Thomas Granofsky | August 2014

Income and Health: Opportunities to Achieve Health Equity in Ontario Health Quality Ontario | 2016

How are Canadians Really Doing? The 2016 CIW National Report
Canadian Index of Wellbeing | University of Waterloo

Women Need Health and Dental Care to Stay out of Prison
The Conversation
Patricia Janssen, Mo Korchinski and Ruth Elwood Martin | October 22, 2017

How Bad Teeth are at the Root of Income Inequality in Canada
Anne Kingston | November 06, 2017

A Tale of Two Canadas: Where you Grew up Affects your Income in Adulthood
The Globe and Mail
Doug Saunders and Tom Cardoso | June 23, 2017

Divided Landscapes of Economic Opportunity: The Canadian Geography of Intergenerational Income Mobility
Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HECO)
Miles Corak | June 2017

Income Inequality

Why Is It So Tough To Get Ahead? How Our Tangled Social Programs Pathologize the Transition to Self-Reliance
Metcalf Foundation
John Stapleton | November 2007

Federal Poverty Reduction Plan: Working in Partnership Towards Reducing Poverty in Canada
Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities
Chaired by Candice Hoeppner | November 2010

Haves and Have-Nots: Deep and Persistent Wealth Inequality in Canada
The Broadbent Institute| September 2014

Throwing Money at the Problem: 10 Years of Executive Compensation
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Hugh Mackenzie | January 03, 2017

Policing and Justice System

Justice and the Poor
A National Council of Welfare Publication | Spring 2000

The Effect of Family Disruption on Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal Inmates
Corrections Services Canada & Assembly of First Nations
Shelley Trevethan et al| September 2001, Ottawa

Access to Justice Becoming a Privilege of the Rich, Judge Warns
The Globe and Mail
Kirk Makin | February 10, 2011

Welfare in Canada 2016
The Caledon Institute of Social Policy
Anne Tweddle, Ken Battle and Sherri Torjman | November 2017

Legal Aid in Canada, 2017-18
Research and Statistics Division and Legal Aid Directorate
Department of Justice Canada | June 28, 2019

The Hard Truth about Legal Aid
The Canadian Bar Association National
Dale Smith | November 19, 2019