Minimum wage is failing women

Viveca Ellis

Minimum wage work is women’s work: that’s what West Coast LEAF and the Single Mothers’ Alliance BC said in an informative opinion piece published last month in the Vancouver Province newspaper. Here’s a snippet from the article: Women make up the majority of minimum-wage workers. Among minimum-wage workers aged 25 to 54, 70 per cent … Read more

Kids, poverty and mental health

This story from the CBC illustrates how poverty can have an enormous affect on a child’s mental health and well being. Although the article talks about Hamilton, ON the themes are universal. Read on: Poverty can be a powerful predictor of a child’s mental health. A child who lives in poverty is three times more … Read more