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Families Suffering Due to Underfunding of Care System Public Interest Alberta’s Seniors Task Force released a Long-Term Care position paper today that calls on the Prentice government to fix the growing crisis in seniors care. The sixteen organizations... Dec. 16, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Seniors
EDMONTON, AB - A rally was held in front of MP Peter Goldring’s office today, International Human Rights Day, to demand answers to why the Conservative government is pushing through legislation that will allow provinces to deny refugee claimants access... Dec. 10, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Human Services & Poverty
New Report Challenges Government to Fulfill Promise to End Child Poverty The Edmonton Social Planning Council, the Alberta College of Social Workers and Public Interest Alberta released a new report, “No Change: After 25 years of Promises it is Time... Nov. 24, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Human Services & Poverty
Families with infants, children with special needs and low-incomes hit hardest by lack of childcare funding In recognition of National Child Day, Public Interest Alberta released the results of a new province-wide survey of childcare centres, day homes... Nov. 20, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Childcare, Human Services & Poverty
EDMONTON, AB - Immigrant and refugee serving agencies started an advocacy campaign today across Alberta to convince the Harper government to stop their plan to allow provinces to deny refugee claimants access to social services. Sections 172 and 173... Nov. 10, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Human Services & Poverty
October 7, 2014 Media Release Auditor General Report Fails to Address Inadequacy of LTC System ALBERTA: The Auditor General’s report into Long-Term Care Facilities in Alberta fails to review a number of systemic inadequacies in the province’s seniors... Oct. 06, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Seniors
Tiny minimum wage increase will help very few  Public Interest Alberta released new Statistics Canada data on Labour Day, September 1st, that show 383,900 (20.5% of all employed workers) earn less than $15/hour. “The fact that so many Albertans are... Aug. 31, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Human Services & Poverty
EDMONTON – Public Interest Alberta is pleased to announce that Linda McCulloch (formerly Linda Sloan) has been elected its new Chairperson.  McCulloch is a Registered Nurse, former Edmonton City Councillor, President of the Alberta Urban... Jun. 12, 2014 Media Releases, PIA
First Available Bed Policy is Symptom of Failed Private Market Model EDMONTON – The Health Quality Council of Alberta report “Continuing Care Wait List: First Available Appropriate Living Option” that was released today demonstrates that there... Jun. 05, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Seniors, Privatization
MEDIA RELEASEApril 30, 2014 Alberta Could…Support Fair Taxes for Public Services   New advocacy campaign shows Alberta Could invest in public services with a progressive income tax and increased corporate tax EDMONTON – Public Interest Alberta... Apr. 30, 2014 Media Releases, PIA, Childcare, Post-Secondary Education, Education, Environment, Human Services & Poverty, Seniors