This feature originally appeared on the website of Dignity for All campaign co-founder and partner, Citizens for Public Justice.
What does public policy in Canada look like when we prioritize the needs of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in society—children, low-income individuals, and seniors? Some of the nation’s brightest public policy thinkers gathered to respond to this question at the recent Dignity for All campaign Policy Summit in Ottawa.
The theme of this year’s Summit was income security throughout the life cycle, exploring issues related to federal income security programs for children, working adults, and seniors. The Summit represented a step forward toward drafting a model federal poverty elimination strategy – one of the DfA campaign’s primary goals.