Poverty – unequal distribution of wealth

Summer Student - Research Assistant - Deadline April 14, 2017

Employer: 
Food Banks Canada
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per hour
Position type: 
Contract - full-time
Application deadline: 
Friday, April 14, 2017
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Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing the food bank community across Canada. Our members and their respective agencies serve approximately 85 per cent of people accessing emergency food programs nationwide. Our mission is to meet the short-term need for food and find long-term solutions to reduce hunger.

SafelyFed Canada is bringing TIGERS on May 1, 2017

Tigers - a screening

Monday, 1 May 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

SafelyFed Canada is bringing TIGERS back to Toronto for one screening only. Premiering to critical acclaim at TIFF in 2014, TIGERS from Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic is the real-life story of a young salesman whose life is changed when he realizes that the infant formula he is peddling to doctors with gifts and incentives has deadly consequences for the families of his city.

Cost of poverty in Toronto pegged at $5.5 billion a year

Past research shows that compared with those with middle and high
incomes, people living in poverty pay less tax, are more likely to be
unemployed or under-employed, use more social services, and have higher
health costs and more interaction with the justice system.... to read further visit https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/11/28/cost-of-poverty-in-toronto-p...

Can Poverty Lead to Mental Illness?

The Science of Poverty and Mental Health

The (obvious) linkages between poverty and mental health, and ongoing
research to analyze what improves one or the other is examined here:

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