Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life (Nelson Mandela, n,d.). Has Canada forgotten their own people? First Nations people in remote communities all across Canada have been living in poverty for quite a long time now and the levels of poverty in the remote communities are increasing every day and are causing too many stemming problems. The many problems that First Nations deal with include poor housing and crowded living conditions, individuals are forced to live in crowded living situations, which causes mental health issues to escalate every day.
You cannot go!.....A man could scarce get through, how shall you?” (Curzon 22). The stigma that is associated with females in the 1800`s are still present in the 20th century. Gender bias is evident in the Canadian society; an excellent depiction would be the “glass-ceiling”. This metaphor refers to the invisible barrier that prevents females from getting better jobs, increase pay grade and better opportunities. This is why females are paid 33 cents less for every dollar a man makes, even if they are both equally qualified.
This is especially problematic for nonresidential parents those who do not live with their children following divorce. The divorced family has been extensively researched, though the primary focus has been on single-mother headed families and those with absent fathers. Past research often examined the decline in involvement of the nonresidential parent, usually the father. Parenting defined Parenting is the primary domain of families. Families have existed for thousands of years as the fundamental social unit yet families evolve to meet changing conditions in a given place and time, the contemporary family is a dynamic system; its pattern is changing at a rapid rate within the context of social crisis that mark the latter portion of the twentieth century.
However, even with all these accomplishments people tend to overlook the suffering of individuals, in particular the Aboriginals. The Aboriginal individuals living in Canada have been marginalized and exploited from the time they were colonized by the European settlers. They suffered internally for centuries as their relationship with Canada has left them with destroyed culture and a society ruined with social issues. Looking back at the historical context one can bridge an understanding of the repression and exploitation that occurred in the past. Many issues have arisen from the colonial past of Aboriginal individuals; however I will discuss the effects of the Residential schools.
This is a case of a 26 years old single mother of two children, Aja, who panhandles to supplement her wage. In this client situation, the Person-in-Environment assessment system would address the social problem of panhandling at the micro and macro levels. Importantly for me, this case also highlights an area of interest for my future practice with women and single mothers. The underlying problem behind Aja’s panhandling is insufficient income (minimum wage) to take care of herself and children’s financial needs. Stereotypically, many able bodied panhandlers like Aja are perceived not interested in regular employment, particularly not minimum-wage labour, which they also believe would scarcely be more profitable than panhandling.
The novel I’m the King of the Castle is a medium for Susan Hill which she uses to expose the neglected problems of society. She gathers two broken families as the setting of the book: both adults in the family are widowed and have raised their child on their own, in addition, the loneliness lead them seeking for a partner. Within the flawed relationships, we are able to explore the introspections of the self-absorbed parents, witness the violence between children, and apprehend the consequences due to lack of communication between the two generations. These imperfections are the epitome of the gaps in the society: increase in single-parent families, unexpected aggression between children, and several inevitable suicides committed by teens,
The inequality amongst Aboriginal people and the rest of Canadians has been a pressing issue for many years without resolution. Currently, they inequalities exist within health cares, employment and education institutions. The Aboriginal people of Canada have suffered many hardships since the European settlers had first came to the country. The colonizers exploited and assimilated the Aboriginals by the colonialism, treaties, the residential schools they established and the 60’s scoop. These situations may explain why there were inequalities in the past; however, those days have past, and society is still faced with reoccurring imbalances.
Women faced many large challenges when they left the home. One of the greatest was the need for childcare. Many women did not have access to daycares, which made it difficult to work as they could not leave their children, especially of their children are young. The government tried to make childcare easily available, but their solutions only helped a small majority of the struggling women. Women were highly criticized for their choice to join the workforce.