Posts by Amy McGowan

CUHC’s Spark Match – Stephen Pitre

Spark (a service of Canadian CED Network) matches organizations working on critical issues in our city with people wanting to donate their professional skills for social good. CUHC was matched with Stephen Pitre, principal consultant at P.O.E.M. Consulting Services. Stephen assisted us by reviewing our IT and data collection systems and processes, with an eye to improve our efficiency and effectiveness. Each year Spark presents the Spark Outstanding Pro Bono Award at the Volunteer Manitoba Awards. CUHC nominated Stephen for the award. Click here to read more about our match with Stephen and the nomination.
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Why Canada needs progressive reforms in employment insurance

Andrew Jackson Special to The Globe and Mail 24 hours ago October 26, 2017 Andrew Jackson is adjunct research professor in the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University, and senior policy adviser to the Broadbent Institute. Employment Insurance flies beneath the political radar much of the time, but remains an important and relevant part of the Canadian social safety net. Changes are needed to respond to new labour market realities, but the program should not, as some argue, be folded into a universal basic income. EI consists of regular unemployment benefits; special benefits such as maternity, parental and sick
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