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CANADA | Jun 11, 2024

Food insecurity is at a crisis point': Advocate argues policy changes are needed

We need better policies that will provide people with the income they need to put food on the table, feed their families, and live healthier lives.

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Protecting health services from COVID-19 liability

The proposed legislation would extend COVID-19 civil liability protection to those in the health-care sector who have rigorously followed public-health orders and guidance throughout the pandemic. Civ

Supporting working parents

The Supporting Alberta Working Parents Advisory Group will look at the latest research, data and economic analysis to consider short and long-term initiatives to ensure parents, particularly women, ca

Paid leave for COVID-19 vaccinations

Alberta’s government intends to introduce legislation that will make amendments to the Employment Standards Code to ensure working Albertans can access up to three hours of paid, job-protected leave

Celebrating the power of Alberta’s volunteers

In recognition of Alberta’s volunteers, the province has provided funding to Volunteer Alberta to support micro-grants totalling $65,000 for 67 community celebrations. Instead of in-person gatherin

NIA Commentary on the 2021 Federal Budget

The Liberal government released the long-anticipated Budget 2021, their first federal budget in over two years. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Budget 2021 outlines a path towards economic and s

Federal budget makes strides for nonprofits and charities

The federal budget laid out a series of measures that will support the nation’s charities, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs in what may be an unprecedented show of recognition for our sector by t

Statement by the Prime Minister on National Volunteer Week

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on National Volunteer Week: “During National Volunteer Week, we recognize and thank the many Canadians who give back and mak

COVID-19: 1 Year Later – Distress Centre’s 211 program response

This is the fourth and final part of the multi-part series exploring Distress Centre’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, one year after they first activated their business continuity plan and went

Parkour for Older Adults: A Prescription for Fall Prevention

To help avoid dangerous injuries, ‘spunky’ seniors have been participating in a modified version of a sport popularized by YouTube videos and more commonly linked to extreme athletes with off-the-

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