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.
Our 2022 campaign is now closed. Thank you for your support and stay tuned for future events!
You can read about our most recent campaign below.
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!
In Ottawa? Join our rally on Parliament Hill, October 17, 12:30-2:30. Click here for more details and to register.
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.