Oxfam Canada

Type: Organization
Name: Oxfam Canada
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 15 2014 - 1 reports

Interview: Ann Collins on the challenges and opportunities for uniting Indigenous and settler struggles

Author(s):From August 21 to 24, thousands of participants from social movements across the country converged in Ottawa for the Peoples’ Social Forum. Among its many goals, the forum aimed to bridge Canadian, Quebec and Indigenous struggles, conversations ... [Published Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Oct 15 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Canada's support to the Humanitarian Coalition's Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund

, Canada announced a contribution of $2 million over 18 months to the Humanitarian Coalition for the creation of the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF).The CHAF was created in response to the growing number of smaller-scale, rapid-onset disasters ... [Published Noodls - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $23,000 for South Sudan Refugees in Ethiopia

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $23,000 to Oxfam Canada to support their work providing emergency water, sanitation and hygiene in South Sudanese refugee camps located in Ethiopia."Civil war in South Sudan ... [Published Canada NewsWire - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 22 2014 - Updated Sep 22 2014 - 1 reports

Humanitarian Coalition Launches Joint Appeal for Ebola Outbreak

OTTAWA , Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Humanitarian Coalition launches a national joint appeal to raise funds for public health and disease prevention efforts in West Africa .This latest outbreak of the Ebola virus has so far infected more than five ... [Published Stockboard Media Inc. - Sep 22 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

Charitable audits are suspicious

Editor:The Canada Revenue Agency—which appears to have become an arm of the PMO—is currently auditing several Canadian charities, looking for suspect "political activity."The list of targets include Amnesty International Canada, the United Church of Canada's ... [Published Peninsula News - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

The Tyee – Yoga Mogul Has Critics in a Knot

Chip Wilson's provocative words on child labour and garment workers put Lululemon under scrutiny.The Tyee.caIt takes a very brave man to walk into a conference promoting sustainable local economies and give a speech on the merits of child labour and outsourcing ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Sep 14 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Andrew Coyne: Preferred tax status corrupts the definition of charity and should be abolished

It has been no summer of love for Canada’s charities. A number of prominent charitable groups, among them PEN Canada, Environmental Defence Canada, Amnesty International Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation, have faced audits by the Canada Revenue ... [Published National Post | Full Comment » Full Comment - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

South Sudan: Humanitarian Coalition: South Sudan Needs Urgent Humanitarian Assistance

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 ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 10 2014]

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...agencies as they address lower-profile disasters which do not make the headlines," said Nicolas Moyer, Executive Director, Humanitarian Coalition. "As a leader in Canada's humanitarian sector, the Humanitarian Coalition is always looking for ways to enhance its capacity to reach vulnerable people who need our help. This will save more lives."
"Civil war in South Sudan has displaced 1.5 million in South Sudan, with hundreds of thousands fleeing to Ethiopia" , said Ken Neumann, President of the Steelworkers Humanity Fund
Agency officials informed Oxfam that "preventing poverty" was not an acceptable goal. Oxfam was warned: "Relieving poverty is charitable, but preventing it is not. Preventing poverty could mean providing for a class of beneficiaries that are not poor." Oxfam Canada's executive director Robert Fox called the exchange he had with Canada Revenue Agency officials an "absurd conversation."
"This is how it works," Wilson said. "If we made something here for $20, it would probably cost $10 US to make in China, but by the time we've changed the US dollar, paid for shipping duty, and everything else that went with it, it might land at $19. From that point of view, it might not make a difference, so why not make it here, which we did."

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It has been no summer of love for Canada’s charities. A number of prominent charitable groups, among them PEN Canada, Environmental Defence Canada, Amnesty International Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation, have faced audits by the Canada Revenue ...
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 ...
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