Outstanding questions

What questions and conundrums about poverty and social marginalization need to be explored further? How do we think about social problems? What is not being talked about? What value do we place on the effort to address social problems?

What if we are going down the wrong path?

What if we are going down the wrong path?

What if the way we are thinking about how to care for the needy among us is leading us down the wrong path? At present, in Canada, a lot of informal care is provided to people who are facing challenges in life. This informal care is given by family,...
What is not being said?

What is not being said?

What is not being said in the public and academic discourses about poverty and marginalization? What topics are not being discussed? What is intentionally or unintentionally being kept hidden? I ask these questions because they can point to truths that ...
What are "social problems"?

What are "social problems"?

Why are some things deemed to be social problems and how does this label limit our ability to respond? What symbolic power do social issues carry? What are the implications of the way we perceive social problems for the potential for social change? Boundaries...

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