More work required for child care, housing and generational equityRead more
Throne Speech Commits to Homes for People First and Features Child CareRead more
Photo from BC NDP: March 27, 2017 -- Flickr Creative Commons.
As Generation Squeeze eagerly awaits the new BC NDP provincial budget, we're sharing our three priority issues as outlined in an August 3 memo to Finance Minister Carole James:Read more
In Canada, we’re lucky to have our basic needs met through our national health care system. But many Gen Squeeze supporters said they still needed help with extended coverage for things like prescriptions, paramedical practitioners, and dental. So we’ve taken our terms to the market and have added to our extensive Benefits program what we believe is the most affordable health coverage plan:
It’s been a tough year for young Canadians. Housing prices remain high, income growth remains sluggish, and cost increases continue to mount. But together, we’ve helped achieve significant wins in politics and the marketplace to help counteract this powerful 360-degree squeeze.Read more
Photo: Four members of B.C.'s new government who could play key roles in easing the squeeze, from left to right: Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Premier John Horgan; Carole James, Minister of Finance; Katrina Chen, Minister of State for Child Care
B.C.'s new NDP government - supported by the BC Greens – came to power partially on a wave of anger & dissatisfaction with how the previous BC Liberal government handled (and failed to handle) the affordability crisis.
Indeed, the first commitment of the new government - listed in Ministers’ mandate letters - is to “make life more affordable.”
So, what can we expect from Premier Horgan and B.C.’s new government? And where are we focussing our own efforts? This strategy memo lays things out.Read more
Gen Squeeze advocates for younger Canadians day in, day out, in the media, in the community and at all levels of government.
This infographic is a snapshot of our "Suit Up" activities including our meetings with decision makers, our media outreach, and our community presentations, all of which are informed by our in-house research coordinated by Dr. Paul Kershaw at UBC.Read more
"Well, [younger person], life has always been hard!"
Sure, that's true. Life isn't supposed to be a cakewalk. Most of us will always have to work hard to make our way upstream.
But here's the reality: in crucial ways, things are harder now than they were 30-40 years ago (when today's Baby Boomers were coming of age).Read more
*Names have been changed for privacy*
Here’s how many (if not most) Vancouver renters interpret the housing situation right now: any actual “affordable” rentals come with abusive, intrusive landlords, pests, or are just plainly unlivable dwellings.Read more