Advancing Health Equity through Benefits Screening

This article is the sixth in a series on Poverty and Human Rights in Canada. SUMMARY: This article explores benefits screening, a system of auditing patients to identify those living in poverty and the benefits they may be eligible for, as an innovative step towards realizing the right to health in Canada by advancing health equity.[1]…

Human Rights and Charity — Regulatory Challenges

This article is the fifth in a series on Poverty and Human Rights in Canada. SUMMARY: This article addresses the regulatory challenges posed by human rights approaches to charity, focusing specifically on the charity/politics distinction. It develops a simple point, which is that Canadian charity law is currently ill equipped to apply the charity/politics distinction…

Social Policy and Social Rights in Canada: Historical Reflections

This article is the fourth in a series on Poverty and Human Rights in Canada. SUMMARY: This article traces Canada’s legislative progress following the federal government’s ratification of the two Covenants that codified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 40 years ago – the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant…

Re-framing poverty as a matter of rights

This article is the first in a series on Poverty and Human Rights in Canada. SUMMARY: This introductory article by guest editor, Elizabeth McIsaac of Maytree, provides an overview of the strategies and policies for rights-based poverty reduction in Canada beginning with the need for common language and goals. Referring to the International Covenant on…

Civil Society Under Attack

Although politicians and powerful players pay lip service to civil society, the reality on the ground is different. Ask the human rights defender sentenced to ten years in jail in Uzbekistan or the Bosnian anti-corruption group forced to suspend its activities. It is doubtful these individuals would think their work was being properly valued or…

Index to The Philanthropist Volume 12

Index to The Philanthropist Volume 12 Cite as (1994-5), 12 Philanthrop. No., pp. PREPARED BY CLAUDIA WILLETS, M.L.S. Subject Index A ACCOUNTING FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CICA Re-Exposure Draft 1994(Vo1.12,No.2), pp. 38-42. 1994(Vol.12,No.2), pp. 43-47. ALBERTA Charitable organizations. Fund-raising solicitation -Case comments 1994(Vol.12,No.2), pp. 36-37. ASSOCIATIONS. Europe Legal development: Legislative statutes 1995(Vol.12,No.4), pp. 45-57. B BIBLIOGRAPHIES…