Volunteers call for the federal government to build on the newly-released Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy in Budget 2019 to end poverty in Canada.
We reviewed the government’s first poverty reduction strategy, Opportunity for All, to see how it measures up to the Dignity for All model anti-poverty plan, which has been endorsed by over 12,000 groups and individuals across the country. Read our one-pagers on key policy areas below: Strategy Targets Measurements and Tracking Progress Official Poverty Line National Council and Accountability…Continue reading How does Opportunity for All measure up?
Watch this space for response and analysis of the release of the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy by Dignity for All and partners. Page will be updated as more responses become available. Organizational responses Dignity for All campaign Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) Canada Without Poverty (CWP) Campaign 2000 Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) …Continue reading Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy Analysis
Volunteers call for forthcoming national Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy to be based in human rights and fully funded in Budget 2018.
This week we have a video blog from ChewOnThis! organizer Adam Vasey with the Downtown Mission of Windsor on how the campaign can engage people in your community to be part of the growing movement from coast-to-coast-to-coast to take national action on poverty and food insecurity.
Canada has a poverty problem. 4.9 million people across Canada currently live in poverty, 1.3 million of whom are children. 235,000 people experience homelessness annually. 1 in 8 Canadian households struggle to put food on the table.
Last year, Finance Minister Bill Morneau declared that multiple career changes and “job churn” was the new reality that Canadians would have to get used to.