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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs,
Science and Technology

First Session, Thirty-ninth Parliament, 2006-07

Chair: The Honourable ART EGGLETON, P.C.


Thursday, April 26, 2007
Thursday, May 3, 2007

Issue No. 21

First and second meetings on:

The impact of the multiple factors and conditions that contribute to the health of Canada's populations —
known collectively as the social determinants of health

and

Current social issues pertaining to Canada's largest cities
(To study the subjects of poverty, housing and homelessness and refer the evidence to the two subcommittees)

INCLUDING:
THE THIRTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget for the Subcommittee on Population Health)

THE FOURTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget for the Subcommittee on Cities)

THE FIFTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget for the Special Study on Literacy)

THE SIXTEENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Budget for the Special Study on Child Care)


WITNESSES:

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Human Resources and Social Development Canada:

Andrew Treusch, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Research Branch;

Bayla Kolk, Associate Deputy Minister, Homelessness and Partnering Strategy.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation:

Sharon Matthews, Vice-President Assisted Housing.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

National Council of Welfare:

Greg deGroot-Maggetti, Acting Chairperson;

Sheila Regehr, Director.

Caledon Institute of Social Policy:

Ken Battle, President.

National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO):

Rob Rainer, Executive Director;

Nancy Shular, First Vice-President, Board of Directors.

Canadian Association of Food Banks:

Shawn Pegg, Acting Director of Public Policy and Research.

Dianne Swinemear, Executive Director, Feed Nova Scotia, Member of the Board of Directors.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Art Eggleton, P.C., Chair

The Honourable Wilbert J. Keon, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

Callbeck, Champagne, P.C., Cochrane, Cook, Cordy, Fairbairn, P.C., Hervieux-Payette, P.C. (or Tardif), *LeBreton, P.C. (or Comeau), Munson, Nancy Ruth, Pépin, Trenholme Counsell

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)