'NAPE has been telling government for many years that there are systemic problems.' - Carol Furlong.
New survey by Statistics Canada says more than 80% were fleeing an abusive situation.
Community-based women's shelters look to the international scene to find solutions that help women escape domestic violence.
'A devastating impact on women, particularly those living in poverty, women of colour, Aboriginal women, and other marginalized women.' - HSABC
'Sandwich generation' needs help coping simultaneously with children and aging parents.'
'The employer wants to weaken layoff language in our collective agreement and we’re not prepared to accept any take aways.'
Province-wide SGEU campaign features firefighters, highways workers, social workers and corrections workers.
'Governments must improve social assistance programs in these tough times or we're going to see more families in Canada living in harsh, desperate circumstances.' - NUPGE president James Clancy.
Critics pounce on Harper government for failing to expand program to cope with rapidly rising unemployment figures.
Events across the province are drawing attention to the value of a wide range of crucial services that make communities better places to live and raise families.