PFS In the News

 Federal and Provincial Leadership Needed to Address Poverty

 PFS media release, October 15, 2015. PFS press release – Oct 15, 2015 – final

Provincial Poverty Strategy: Comprehensive Plan Needed.

PFS media release PFS press release – Dec 18 2014

“Demand on Sask. food banks growing and widening.” Reported by CBC Saskatchewan, December 5, 2014

“Group looks to get rid of poverty in Saskatchewan.” Reported by 620 CKRM, October 18, 2014 

Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry media conference October 17, 2012.

Leader Post article “Talk not enough when it comes to poor, says Regina anti-poverty advocate”
By David Fraser, Regina Leader-Post, October 18, 2012.

Communities Respond report launch – October 14, 2012

PFS media release PFS Media Release Oct 12, 2012 – final – 2

CKOM – Saskatoon coverage.

Lead story on Global News


Regina Leader Post article – this article was on the Front page of the Leader Post the next day.

“Saskatchewan group releases report on growing poverty problem in province: Widest gap between poor and rich in Saskatchewan history”. Reported by Bre McAdam. Posted October 18, 2010 – 5:11pm, Newstalk 980 CJME.

“More than 140,000 people in Sask. affected by poverty: Poverty Free Saskatchewan”. By Angela Hall, The Leader-Post, Regina, October 18, 2010. And second title “Reports Seeks action on poverty”, October 19, 2010. Article also carried in: Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Calgary Herald, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette.

Other coverage of PFS document launch, plus many organizational websites.

Act Up in Sask

Nation Talk

Making Saskatchewan Poverty Free”. Article in November 2010 edition of Engage!, a publication of the Tamarack Institute. Website PDF version

“Food and shelter in high demand”. Editorial. The Leader-Post, Regina, November 18, 2010, page B7 .

“Setting goals for kids: Charter reminds society of a child’s basic needs”. The Leader-Post,  Regina,  November 18, 2010, page A3.

“Federal parties unite in call for anti-poverty strategy” by Norma Greenaway, Postmedia News: Thursday, November 18, 2010.
“To end poverty, guarantee everyone in Canada $20,000 a year. But are you willing to trust the poor?” Globe & Mail feature on basic income, Friday November 19, 2010.

“Anti-poverty strategy needed”.Letter to the editor by Kirk Englot and Sydney Bell, The Leader-Post,  Regina, November 24, 2010.“Number of seniors living in poverty soars nearly 25%”,by Joe Friesen, Demographics Reporter, Globe and Mail, Thursday November 25, 2010.

“Why food bank use is increasing, despite a reduction in poverty”. Commentary by Rick August, The Leader-Post,  Regina, November 25, 2010, page B10.

“Food banks the result of poverty”. Letter to the editor by Jim W. Elliott, The Leader-Post,  Regina, December 2, 2010, pageB7.

“Too Little, Too Late: Life doesn’t go on for a slum apartment’s former tenant”. Stephen LaRose. Prairie Dog Magazine. Accessed December 4, 2010.

“Project design to get young First Nations off welfare is piloted in Sask”. By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, December 3, 2010  “Active measures: Getting First Nations into the job market”. By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, December 4, 2010.

“Documentary tells story of Saskatoon’s homeless”. Jeremy Warren, The StarPhoenix, Saskatoon. Friday, December 03, 2010 See the documentary at

“Sask. voter ID requirement must not impede democracy”. Editorial. The Leader-Post, Regina, December 2, 2010, page B7.

“Voter ID issues”. By Simon Enoch. The Leader-Post,  Regina, December 4, 2010.

“Toque Tuesday tackles homelessness”. By Jan Vanriper, The Leader-Post, Regina, December 8, 2010.

“CEO calls for food allowance”. By Tim Switzer, The Leader-Post, Regina, December 8, 2010. Also includes call for an anti-poverty strategy.

“More action sought on homelessness”. By Jeremy Warren, Saskatchewan News Network, Postmedia News. The Regina Leaderpost. December 15, 2010.

Saskatchewan Child Welfare Review. December 16, 2010.

“To Beat Back Poverty, Pay the Poor”. By Tina Rosenberg. New York Times. January 3, 2011. Commentary on the success of conditional cash transfer programs used in Brazil, Mexico and other countries.

“B.C. child poverty at play in 21 child deaths: children’s advocate “. By Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press, Victoria, Jan. 27, 2011.

“George Abbott calls for child poverty reduction plan”. By Ian Bailey, Vancouver. The Globe and Mail. Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 5:39PM EST. Last updated Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 10:45PM EST.

“Wanted: a government with the will to tackle child poverty”. By Gary Mason, Vancouver. The Globe and Mail. Published Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 8:16PM EST. Last updated Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 2:05PM EST

“Low incomes an extra burden for those with disabilities”. Letter to the editor. By Judy Hannah. The Regina Leader-Post. February 1, 2011. Page B6.

“Poor policies led to rental sector crisis”. Letter to the editor. By Gord Archibald. The Regina Leader-Post. February 5, 2011. Page B7.

“Program to help renters become homeowners”. By David Hutton, Saskatchewan News Network; Postmedia News, February 8, 2011. Page A6.

“City provides home loans: Program supplies mid-income renters with down payment”. By David Hutton, The StarPhoenixFebruary 9, 2011.

“Saskatoon program not coming to Regina”. By Joe Couture, The Regina Leader-Post. February 10, 2011. Page A3.

“One Per Cent Home Sweet Home”. By Gregory Beatty. Prairie Dog Magazine. Thursday, February 17, 2011 1:19:40 PM.

“Province announces $34M for affordable housing”. By Angela Hall, The Regina Leader-Post. February 18, 2011.

“NDP would adopt some form of rent control: leader”. By Angela Hall, The Regina Leader-Post, February 23, 2011.

“New Democrats release draft final report on policy consultations – A Rooted and Growing Vision”. Published February 25, 2011. (The report references the PFS document “Let’s Do Something About Poverty” as a source.)

“Report finds poverty myths rampant”. By Shannon Proudfoot, Postmedia News. March 1, 2011 8:30 AM.