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OCTOBER 28, 2020 THE CMA FOUNDATION STAFFA tablet, Internet access and a little technical support. It’s a simple combination, but one that is making a big difference to seniors who have been cut off from friends, family and activities during the pandemic. “Getting them [low-income seniors] connected so they can contact their doctors, contact their Read more…

NHS Covid-19 App error ‘left thousands unaware they need to isolate’

The contact-tracing app was set at the wrong sensitivity level, meaning many users were not sent self-isolation alerts after they came into contact with infected people. The error meant users whose “risk score” should have triggered an alert were not notified, The Sunday Times first reported. The app, launched a month ago on 24 September, Read more…

COVID-19 in B.C.: Exposure incidents at nine schools, four stores, one coffee shop, and more

B.C. has passed another milestone, as the cumulative number of COVID-19 infections exceeded the 9,000 case mark. Although today’s new case count higher than yesterday’s, the number of active and monitored cases continue to decline and hospitalizations remain the same. There’s one new healthcare outbreak; nine schools with exposure incidents; and a coffee shop, four stores, Read more…

Canada’s Forgotten Poor? Putting Singles Living in Deep Poverty on the Policy Radar DEAN HERD, YUNA KIM AND CHRISTINE CARRASCO, WITH COMMENTARIES BY SHERRI TORJMAN, ALAIN NOËL AND RON KNEEBONE | SEPTEMBER 15, 2020

Despite federal, provincial, and territorial governments devoting a lot of effort on plans to reduce poverty in recent years, too many Canadians continue to struggle to meet their basic daily needs on incomes that fall far below the poverty line. And, among all household groups, single persons without dependants are most likely to find themselves Read more…