October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each year on this day, our annual Chew on This! campaign mobilizes people from across the country to call for rights-based solutions to end poverty in Canada.

The Campaign

The Government of Canada has both a legal and moral obligation to uphold people’s human rights, including social, cultural, and economic rights. But every day, despite our abundant resources, millions of people in Canada struggle to put food on the table. 

Poverty and food insecurity are both violations of our inherent human rights, caused by intersecting systems of oppression in our society. Our chances of being food insecure are strongly tied to Indigeneity, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, family status, immigration status, and geography.  But it does not have to be this way.

Join the campaign

Chew on This! events take place across the country, organized by local advocates like you! Each event looks a little different, but we all share the same message, building our collective impact. Check out the map below to find a Chew on This! event near you, or register to organize your own!

By organizing or attending a Chew on This! event in your community, you will:

• Help shed a light on people’s lived experiences of poverty and food insecurity in our communities and across this country (and dispel myths and misconceptions).

• Promote rights-based solutions to ensure all people living in Canada have stable access to nutritious, culturally appropriate, affordable food.

• Build relationships and solidarity among people with lived experience of poverty and other advocates in your community and across the country.

• Build public pressure on governments to uphold their human rights obligations.

FIND A CHEW ON THIS EVENT NEAR YOU!

Face of Poverty Consultation

10/17/2022

noon-1:30 pm

Virtual only

Halifax, Nova Scotia
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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poverty-through-the-lens-of-the-social-determinants-of-health-tickets-391624297817

The Face of Poverty Consultation acknowledges that this event is being held in the traditional and unceded lands of the Mi'kmaq.
The event marks October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
Social determinants of health (SDOH)are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health and quality-of life-risks and outcomes.
The webinar will introduce the SDOH and concentrate on two determinants , food security and income.
Robert S. Wright, MSW, RSW will introduce the social determinants of health. Mr. Wright is a Social Worker and Sociologist whose 31 year career has spanned the fields of education, child welfare, forensic mental health, trauma, sexual violence, and cultural competence.
Karen Theriault is a Director, Development & Communications at Feed Nova Scotia and will speak on food security as a determinant of health. Food insecurity can be devastating. People who are food insecure are more likely to experience poorer mental and physical health outcomes.
Two speakers from the PEI Working Group for a Livable Income will speak on the second determinant, income. The Working Group formalized its Basic Income Guarantee program in 2013 and called it C-BIG PEI (Campaign for a Basic Income Guarantee PEI).
The Face of Poverty Consultation (FACE) is a faith based organization devoted to the eradication of poverty in Nova Scotia. It collaborates with other organizations with the same objective, monitors and advocates with governments, and holds educational events like this one on the social determinants of health.

PovertyTalks!

10/10/2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In-person only

200, 216 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta
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povertytalksyyc.org

This event will take place on Stephen Avenue Walk on the corner of 1 Street and 8 Ave SW. This year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, PovertyTalks! and our partners want to know your thoughts and insights about: Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All. Come learn and discuss with us and City of Calgary social workers poverty in Calgary and answer the question: "One thing our ___ can do to end poverty is ___".

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PovertyTalks!

10/17/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-person only

7904 43 Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta
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povertytalksyyc.org

This event will take place at Bowness Community Association, Bowness Hub, 2nd Floor, The Studio. This year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, PovertyTalks! and our partners want to know your thoughts and insights about: Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All. Come learn and discuss with us and City of Calgary social workers poverty in Calgary and answer the question: "One thing our ___ can do to end poverty is ___".

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PovertyTalks!

10/10/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-person only

636 Marlborough Way NE
Calgary, Alberta
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This event is taking place at Marlborough Community Association. This year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, PovertyTalks! and our partners want to know your thoughts and insights about: Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All. Come learn and discuss with us and City of Calgary social workers poverty in Calgary and answer the question: "One thing our ___ can do to end poverty is ___".

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PovertyTalks!

10/10/2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-person only

7555 Falconridge Blvd NE
Calgary, Alberta
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povertytalksyyc.org

This event is taking place at Genesis Centre Multi-Purpose Room B. This year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, PovertyTalks! and our partners want to know your thoughts and insights about: Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All. Come learn and discuss with us and City of Calgary social workers poverty in Calgary and answer the question: "One thing our ___ can do to end poverty is ___".

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PovertyTalks!

10/17/2022

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In-person only

1421 33 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
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This event will take place at Nicholls Family Library. This year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, PovertyTalks! and our partners want to know your thoughts and insights about: Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All. Come learn and discuss with us and City of Calgary social workers poverty in Calgary and answer the question: "One thing our ___ can do to end poverty is ___".

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PovertyTalks!

10/17/2022

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In-person only

4807 8 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta
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povertytalksyyc.org

This event is taking place at Forest Lawn Library. This year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, PovertyTalks! and our partners want to know your thoughts and insights about: Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All. Come learn and discuss with us and City of Calgary social workers poverty in Calgary and answer the question: "One thing our ___ can do to end poverty is ___".

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PovertyTalks!

10/17/2022

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

In-person only

800 3 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta
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povertytalksyyc.org

This event is taking place at Central Library Room 316B. This year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, PovertyTalks! and our partners want to know your thoughts and insights about: Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All. Come learn and discuss with us and City of Calgary social workers poverty in Calgary and answer the question: "One thing our ___ can do to end poverty is ___".

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PovertyTalks!

10/17/2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In-person only

6617 Centre Street North
Calgary, Alberta
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povertytalksyyc.org

This event is taking place at the Judith Umbuch Library. This year on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, PovertyTalks! and our partners want to know your thoughts and insights about: Making Decisions for the Future: Ending Poverty Once and for All. Come learn and discuss with us and City of Calgary social workers poverty in Calgary and answer the question: "One thing our ___ can do to end poverty is ___".

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Erica Kelly

10/17/2022

10:30 - 12

In-person only

Lambton College, 1457 London Road
Sarnia, Ontario
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Stacey Tremblay

10/23/2022

12 pm - 2 pm

In-person only

1778 Nash Rd.
Courtice, Ontario
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(905) 926-9895

Antigonish Coalition to End Poverty

10/17/2022

lunch hour

In-person only

Antigonish Library - 283 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
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Cyprian Bus/ YAPC

10/19/2022

7pm-9pm

In-person only

Old Fire Hall, Front St.
Whitehorse, Yukon
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yapc.ca

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(867) 335-8646

Tracey MacKinnon

10/17/2022

12 Noon

In-person only

500 Donald Street
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Come on Out to our Event to mark International Day of the Eradication of Poverty.
I am hoping to have speakers from the community share their stories of living in poverty.
I plan to invite our existing City Council members along with our Mayoral Candiates, at Large Canidates and ward Candiates to come listen to community members.
Our newly elected NDP MPP has been taking the ODSP "diet" challenge, living on literally a couple bucks a day - "A Day in the Life of" someone on ODSP.
I plan on inviting community groups, community stakeholders to attend

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(807) 632-9662

Dignity for All

10/17/2022

12pm - 2pm

In-person only

Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Ontario
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Join Dignity for All co-leads from Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice at a rally on Parliament Hill! Speakers TBC.

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(613) 230-0275

Join us today to call for a poverty-free Canada! To find out more about organizing an event and to access materials and FAQ for organizers, click the button below.

Chew on This! is a campaign initiated by Dignity for All, which is co-led by Canada Without Poverty, Citizens for Public Justice, and Campaign 2000, all registered charities. We gratefully welcome any donations to support our work!