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 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!

In Ottawa? Join our rally on Parliament Hill, October 17, 12:30-2:30. Click here for more details and to register.

FIND A CHEW ON THIS EVENT NEAR YOU!

Voice of Albertans with Disabilities

10/17/2022

7:00 PM- 9:00 PM MDT

Virtual only

406-11010 101 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
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For International day to Eradicate Poverty members of the Alberta Ability Network: the Disability Action Hall, Self Advocacy Federation and Voice of Albertans with Disabilities are holding a space for people living in poverty to connect, share and #ChewOnThis. We will share the film premiered earlier today, and other resources for ending poverty and food insecurity

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(780) 488-9088

Disability Action Hall, Calgary, Alberta

10/17/2022

12:30 MST

Virtual only

Calgary, Alberta
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THIS IS A VIRTUAL FILM SCREENING. 13.2 Billion $ Surplus Stew (Film screening)
We answer the question what ingredient would you add to a 13.2 billion $ surplus stew to be food secure? (Given that 50% of the population who use the food bank identify as having a disability?) We will share our story using video and a statement to the Alberta government to be released on our social media at Noon on Monday, October 17th as a means to address food insecurity in Alberta.

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(403) 717-7630

Community Development Council of Quinte

10/15/2022

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

In-person only

Belleville Farmer's Market, Pinnacle Street
Belleville, Ontario
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Our event will be small and informal, with the intent of sharing and gathering information.
An information display will be set up at the Belleville's Farmer's Market, manned by staff of CDC Quinte. Staff will talk to interested passersby about local and national food insecurity statistics and their effects, income-based solutions, and about building communities around food. A "bagged lunch" of information, Chew On This! magnets, and local apples will also be handed out to those who are interested.

People will also be invited to share their experiences with poverty and food insecurity in any way they wish: pictures, quotes, their wishes for the future. We will provide art supplies and allow people to share as they wish, creating a "living wall", which will then be used for future campaigns.

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(705) 760-0879

Tammy Shields, Community Action Coordinator

10/17/2022

10:30am - 12pm

In-person only

6 Primrose Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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A participatory activity- people will have the opportunity to share the responses to the postcards with hashtags, if willing we will take pictures of them and their responses. We would also like to have some brown bags with apples, postcards and information set up for those that would just like to engage in conversation.

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(902) 221-4153

Sharron Kusiar, Eve-Lynn Stein

10/16/2022

1:30 -3:30

In-person only

Withrow Park, Riverdale, Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
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We have asked that participants in the picnic bring their own food, as well as their own cups in order to reduce waste and make the picnic eco-friendly. Marshmallows will be provided, as well as tea and drinks for children. The East Toronto Multifaith Community includes the Danforth Jewish Circle, the Pakistani Community Centre, East End United Regional Ministry, the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the Danforth Islamic Centre and the Madinah Masjid. There will be a table highlighting Chew on This information.

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(647) 227-4235

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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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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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

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In-person only

4807 8 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta
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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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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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(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.

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.

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!