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Reality check: Does the Canada Child Benefit program actually cut poverty rates?

OTTAWA – Touting the one-year-old Canada Child Benefit (CCB) last week, Justin Trudeau said the $23-billion-a-year measure has raised 300,000 children out of poverty.

“The (Canada Child Benefit) means more money for nine out of 10 Canadian families, and it means 300,000 fewer kids living in poverty across this country,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said…

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Scottish Welfare Fund Helping People and Families

The Scottish Welfare Fund set up in 2013 by the Scottish Government to help out households most in need has aided 254,000 individual households, with awards totalling £132.6 million to 31 March 2017. 780 more words

Orkney News

For some kids school holidays mean hunger and isolation

By Pamela L Graham and Greta Defeyter

The school holidays, the best times of your life, right? Maybe not if you’re one of many families struggling to cope with the extra costs of food, activities and childcare. 688 more words


Zero Hours Contracts Fall in Scotland - But Shocking in Orkney

Scotland has a lower proportion of workers on zero-hours contracts than the UK.  As the number of zero hours contracts in Scotland dropped by 2,000, across the UK it has risen by 101,000 in the past 12 months. 673 more words

Orkney News

If we want to improve social mobility, we have to address child poverty

By Kerris Cooper and Dr Kitty Stewart

A recent report by the Social Mobility Commission was damning in its evaluation of the little progress that has been made by successive governments in reducing inequalities. 879 more words

Dare you to watch and share this life-changing, harrowing video

A friend of mine pointed me to a video and said it had reduced him to tears. I watched it and it reduced me to tears. 258 more words