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
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.
One year after releasing Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy, Opportunity for All, the Government of Canada has introduced the Members of the newly formed National Advisory Council on Poverty. For Immediate Release Unceded Algonquin Territory [Ottawa] (August 22, 2019) — Dignity for All applauds the federal government’s institution of a National Advisory Council on Poverty,…Continue reading Members of National Advisory Council on Poverty announced on first anniversary of Opportunity for All
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.
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…Continue reading Framing poverty: who really gets to grow in Ontario?
The Dignity for All Campaign and Campaign 2000, along with over 500 anti-poverty advocates and organizations, have sent an open letter to the federal government with recommendations to strengthen the forthcoming legislation of Canada’s first federal poverty reduction strategy. For Immediate Release Ottawa, ON, February 20, 2019 – Ahead of the federal government’s legislation of…Continue reading Advocates from across Canada Call on Feds to Step Up Poverty Legislation in Open Letter
The Dignity for All campaign has drafted a letter to be sent to Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, the Member of Parliament responsible for Canada’s poverty reduction strategy, with recommendations to strengthen Bill C-87, An Act respecting the reduction of poverty. Along with partners, we are calling on the government to align Canada with our obligations under international human…Continue reading Open Letter: Strengthen Canada’s Poverty Reduction Bill
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…Continue reading Moving towards a poverty-free Canada
Here’s what news outlets across Canada had to say about ChewOnThis! 2018: Radio Canada: Une carte postale destinée à Justin Trudeau pour lutter contre la pauvreté Red Deer Advocate: Chew On This! campaign draws attention to national poverty Blackburn News: Windsor activists demand end to poverty with ‘Chew on This!’ campaign The Guardian…Continue reading ChewOnThis! 2018 Receives National Coverage
Originally published in The Hill Times. By Joe Gunn On Oct. 17, the world commemorated the UN’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty—but you could be forgiven for not noticing. Canadian media were not paying attention to poverty concerns that day, but readers and viewers were being swamped with an avalanche of reporting about…Continue reading Will the poor always be with us? (and would we notice?)