Dear Dignity for All supporters, It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the closing of the Dignity for All campaign. We are extremely grateful for the support of the hundreds of organizers, participants, and partners over more than a decade, and hope we can stay engaged through new partnerships and initiatives. Keep in…Continue reading Farewell statement
Today, Dignity for All co-leads and local organizers sent a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, Hon. Minister Hussen, and local MPs across the country for our Chew on This! Check-In. …Continue reading Chew on This! Check-In
Housing is a human right. Enshrined under Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural rights, housing is an essential part of an adequate standard of living.
In the lead up to the 2019 federal election, the Dignity for All campaign sat down with experts across Canada to explore the policy changes that are needed to end poverty in Canada. Over a 6-session webinar series, we tackled a comprehensive set of issues, including early childhood education care, health, income and food security,…Continue reading Dignity for All Poverty Policy Series
It’s important that legislation for the new federal Poverty Reduction Strategy passes before the coming federal election so that ending poverty remains a priority in Canada no matter who gets elected. That’s why many anti-poverty organizations were pleased with the recent inclusion of poverty legislation, with the governments tabling of the Budget Implementation Act (BIA)….Continue reading Dignity for All speaks to the Finance Committee on the Poverty Reduction Act
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
The Dignity for All Campaign and Campaign 2000 welcome critical federal action on poverty in the 2019 Budget Implementation Act. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON, April 10, 2019 – A coalition of national anti-poverty organizations welcomes the inclusion of poverty legislation in the federal government’s Budget Implementation Act (BIA). Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public…Continue reading Poverty Reduction Act a significant step forward in Budget Bill
The federal government launched its poverty reduction strategy, Opportunity for All, in August 2018. As part of the strategy, Canada will be adopting the Market Basket Measure (MBM) as the official poverty line. Currently, the federal government has initiated a consultation on the MBM as part of a review and update to the measure. The results will…Continue reading Help Shape Canada’s Official Poverty Line!
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.
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