Oxfam Canada

Type: Organization
Name: Oxfam Canada
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

EDITORIAL: Cracking down on charities

Relieving poverty is a charitable cause, preventing it is not.By now, Canadians are aware of the Harper government’s view of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), particularly when their agenda conflicts with the prime minister.Audits are one of the ... [Published BCLocalNews.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Growing trend toward freelance work well for some, but it comes with pitfalls

Germany Has the Most Unequal Distribution of Wealth in the Eurozone IMFGermany has the most unequal distribution of wealth in the eurozone. In this sense, Germany faces the same challenge as China: a high-export and saving economy which needs to ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

What Does My Failed Election Bid Say About Vancouver Voters?

It's an election year in Vancouver. After decades of Iife as a community advocate working on social justice issues, I decided I would try to move from the role of impassioned community member pitching a great idea, to claiming a seat at the decision-making ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

News Correction for July 29

Oxfam Canada has agreed to a Canada Revenue Agency request to modify its statement of anti-poverty objectives but is not being audited. A July 26 column about PEN Canada and other targeted charities mistakenly said Oxfam was also being audited. ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 1 reports

Canada’s Foreign Aid Strategy Should Prioritize Condoms

Image via Flickr user trec_lit .Canada has been doing some pretty incredible shit when it comes to women’s rights internationally. Just this past week, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird traveled to London to speak up for girls at a global summit on ... [Published VICE - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 1 reports

Oxfam in Canada was told that it isn’t allowed prevent poverty anymore

ONE OF THE world’s best-known charities has been told to stop trying to achieve one of its aims – preventing poverty.Oxfam has been told by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that it can no longer try to prevent poverty – because doing so would benefit people ... [Published TheJournal.ie - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 3 reports

Harper has Oxfam in his charity sightlines: Mallick

How peculiar. The federal government’s tax audits of charities always seem to descend on those that help the poor or ocean tides or trees, and on churches that are United rather than Evangelical.Groups that help create a better world for bitumen extraction ... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 26 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Tax agency tells Oxfam 'preventing poverty' not valid goal for tax purposes

Anthony Scoggins, director of international programs with Oxfam Canada, on the CRA's ruling that relieving poverty is charitable but preventing it is notNow Playing on CBC Radio RefreshCBC Radio OneListen Live Ottawa changeNow Playing:CBC Radio 2Listen ... [Published CBC - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 2 reports

'Preventing poverty' not a valid goal for tax purposes, CRA tells Oxfam Canada - Politics

The Canada Revenue Agency has told a well-known charity that it can no longer try to prevent poverty around the world if it wants to keep its charitable status for tax purposes. It can only alleviate poverty — because preventing poverty might benefit ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 25 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

50,000 South Sudanese Children Could Die This Year Without Aid

South Sudan, the world's youngest country, did not mark its third anniversary on July 9 by celebrating, but by struggling to survive what the United Nations (UN) recently described as one of the gravest humanitarian and political crises in the world's ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

HUMANITARIAN COALITION: South Sudan Needs Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

The ongoing conflict in the world's youngest country has displaced 1.5 million people, including almost 400,000 who fled to neighbouring Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, and Kenya. The turmoil is disrupting farming activities and impeding access to village markets, ... [Published Noodls - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Mariela Castro Awarded by Ontario Unions

. Ontario Federation of Labour gave the International Workplace Rights Award to Mariela Castro Espín, Director of the National Center for Sex Education in Cuba, during a ceremony held in this city.The President of the OFL, Syd Ryan, said the decision ... [Published Cubaminrex - Jul 09 2014]

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"It makes me feel uncertain and a little bit stressed" Wood said in an interview. "I'm feeling fairly vulnerable."
...Referring to the courts, Mr. Brideau mentioned that the risk of poverty was not the same as being in need. Thus, "an organization cannot be registered with the explicit purpose of preventing poverty" he argued
"We were told we had a broader definition of our mission, and they were only comfortable with the portion that spoke to relieving poverty" Oxfam director of international development Anthony Scoggins told CBC News on Friday

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EDITORIAL: Cracking down on charities [Published BCLocalNews.com - 5 hours ago]
Small charity survives CRA audit, now faces one... [Published CTV News - Jul 30 2014]
Growing trend toward freelance work well for so... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 29 2014]
What Does My Failed Election Bid Say About Vanc... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 29 2014]
News Correction for July 29 [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 28 2014]
Canada’s Foreign Aid Strategy Should Prioritize... [Published VICE - Jul 28 2014]
Oxfam in Canada was told that it isn’t allowed ... [Published TheJournal.ie - Jul 26 2014]
Harper has Oxfam in his charity sightlines: Mal... [Published Toronto Star Online - Jul 26 2014]
The CRA Should Not Define Poverty's Threshold [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 25 2014]
Tax agency tells Oxfam 'preventing poverty' not... [Published CBC - Jul 25 2014]
Charities not looking for fight with Revenue Ca... [Published CBC - Jul 25 2014]
'Preventing poverty' not a valid goal for tax p... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 25 2014]
Canada Revenue Agency says preventing poverty n... [Published Canada Standard - Jul 25 2014]
CRA says ‘preventing poverty’ not allowed as go... [Published News 1130 - Jul 24 2014]
Canada Revenue Agency says 'preventing poverty'... [Published 580 CFRA - Jul 24 2014]
50,000 South Sudanese Children Could Die This Y... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Jul 14 2014]
HUMANITARIAN COALITION: South Sudan Needs Urgen... [Published Noodls - Jul 10 2014]
South Sudan: Humanitarian Coalition: South Suda... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 10 2014]
Amnesty International urges Canada to play a bi... [Published Globe and Mail - Jul 10 2014]
Mariela Castro Awarded by Ontario Unions [Published Cubaminrex - Jul 09 2014]
Enhancing Good Practice Documentation with Digi... [Published Comminit - Jun 30 2014]
Aid mergers in Australia and Canada could hit p... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 08 2014]
Save Bangladesh & you Save the World: Give Gree... [Published Informed Comment - Apr 10 2014]
Philippines: Three months after typhoon Haiyan [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 06 2014]
Jason Kenney takes a jab at Oxfam charity for I... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 05 2014]
Today’s letters: A principled stand, not lost i... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Feb 01 2014]
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South Sudan: Humanitarian Coalition: South Suda... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 10 2014]
Source: Humanitarian CoalitionCountry: South Sudan On the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, the Humanitarian Coalition is extremely concerned by the rapidly rising demand for emergency assistance as well as the shortfall in funding required ...
Save Bangladesh & you Save the World: Give Gree... [Published Informed Comment - Apr 10 2014]
(By Paul Rogers) Recent examples of short-term climate disruption have done much to bring the overall issue of climate change up the political agenda. In responding to what will be one of the key challenges of the next decades – well beyond the 15-year ...
Philippines: Three months after typhoon Haiyan [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Feb 06 2014]
Source: Humanitarian CoalitionCountry: Philippines Total funds raised by Emergency Appeals Alliance (EAA) members for Typhoon Haiyan survivors amount to more than $337 million (CAD). The organizations have already allocated more than $124 million for ...
Jason Kenney takes a jab at Oxfam charity for I... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Feb 05 2014]
One of Canada’s largest charities has found itself on the defensive after being singled out by a federal Conservative cabinet minister over its opposition to Israeli settlements. The apparent flap between Employment Minister Jason Kenney and international ...
Today’s letters: A principled stand, not lost i... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Feb 01 2014]
Re: Johansson, Oxfam Part Ways Over Endorsement ; Telling Oxfam What She Thinks , editorial, both, Jan. 31. Some people may be wondering why Oxfam, a charity, is sticking its nose into a political conflict. Oxfam distributes no aid in the West Bank ...
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