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.
Continue reading “Take Action on Poverty This October 17th!”
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. Continue reading “Chew On This! Food for thought on poverty”
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. Continue reading “Chew on This! Calls for Action after Poverty Consultations”
2016 was the most successful year yet for ChewOnThis! Read more about highlights of the event on our new two-pager.
ChewOnThis! 2016 was a great success thanks to the hard work of organizers and communities across the country! We had over 60 groups participating – in every province and territory – calling on Minister Duclos to include those with lived experience of poverty in meaningful consultations in the development of a comprehensive, rights-based Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.