If we truly want to eradicate poverty in Canada, we need to go beyond band-aid solutions. October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, you can be part of calling for real solutions by participating in a Chew on This! demonstration in your city or town.
This week 28 representatives from national labour and employment organizations, social justice groups, unions, individuals with a lived experience of poverty and faith based organizations are gathering in Ottawa to join Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada in crafting policy recommendations on labour, employment and poverty.