It’s hard to believe, but 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of Dignity for All, the campaign for a poverty-free Canada, a campaign co-led by CPJ and Canada Without Poverty (CWP).Dignity for All started out with a vision of ending poverty in Canada and a conviction that it was possible through a strong, comprehensive national anti-poverty plan. At the campaign’s core was the belief that all people should live with dignity and that poverty violates this dignity. Over the years, this message has clearly resonated with people across the country, with campaign endorsements from over 12,000 individuals, including MPs and Senators, and almost 750 organizations to date….Continue reading 10 Years of pursuing Dignity for All
Originally published in The Hill Times. By Darlene O’Leary and Liz Majic The time is long overdue for Canada to eliminate poverty. The federal government is set to launch the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS) in the next few weeks. For anti-poverty groups awaiting the release of the country’s first national plan to address poverty, it is a momentous…Continue reading Here’s what Canada’s first national anti-poverty plan needs
As the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS) consultations came to a close last Friday, the work and energy for a strong poverty strategy continues to build.
On December 6th, MPs voted down Bill C-245, the Poverty Reduction Act. This bill would have legislated a framework for a national poverty reduction strategy. The final vote was 238 to 52.