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. Continue reading “Cuts to social assistance are detrimental to our social fabric”
Volunteers call for forthcoming national Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy to be based in human rights and fully funded in Budget 2018.
On September 28, 2017, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos hosted the National Poverty Conference in Ottawa. This conference sought to bring stakeholders, front-line workers, academics, researchers, and members of the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Poverty together to discuss the development of the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS) and to hear updates from recent studies and initiatives.