The cost of living, affordability and tax breaks are top of mind for people living in Canada. Yet, amid the current federal election campaign, party leaders remain virtually silent on the issue of social assistance or ending poverty. Continue reading “Cuts to social assistance are detrimental to our social fabric”
The announcement this week that Nutrition North has failed to address the needs of rural and remote communities is disheartening – yet doesn’t surprise many within the anti-poverty community. Continue reading “Canada must step up to address failed Nutrition North”
My first official week at Canada Without Poverty (CWP) has been nothing shy of electric.
With the release of the Budget Implementation Act which included key legislation for the National Housing and Poverty Reduction strategies to the Ontario Budget release, the Alberta Election to Equal Pay Day – it has been an important week for us at CWP. Continue reading “Framing poverty: who really gets to grow in Ontario?”
Dignity, inclusion and empowerment are some of the buzzwords found within the August release of Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy, Opportunity for All. The strategy announced by Minister Jean-Yves Duclos provides a solid base for the anti-poverty community to celebrate the feat, as well as regroup advocacy efforts around one common goal: a Canada without poverty.
Continue reading “Moving towards a poverty-free Canada”
This October 17th, the flurry of activity on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty left all of us at Dignity for All feeling grateful and energized.
Continue reading “Looking back over a historic Chew On This! campaign”
This past August was a historic month for many in Canada’s anti-poverty community.
Continue reading “From 13 to 100: Chew On This!”