Chew on This! 2017 is around the corner
As the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy (CPRS) consultations come close, the work and energy for a strong poverty strategy continues to build. Dignity for All developed an online form that was easy to access and allowed people to share their connections to poverty and their recommendations for what the strategy should include. Through our form, over 860 submissions were made directly to ESDC!
From these e-form submissions there were several points that we heard loud and clear.
Now, we want the federal government to hear your voices and act!
On October 17, Dignity for All marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with Chew on This! in communities across Canada. For our fifth anniversary, we are eager to ensure that the federal government clearly hears the voices of people calling for a comprehensive, rights-based strategy.
Last year, over 60 teams, in every province and territory, joined the campaign by handing out Chew on This! lunch bags and materials and engaging passersby on food insecurity and the need for a national anti-poverty plan. Across Canada, 490 people participated and over 330,000 people were reached across the country.
Join us on October 17, 2017
Help us make this year’s Chew on This! something to remember – a call to action for the federal government to create a rights-based CPRS and include designated funding for it in Budget 2018. Millions of people living in poverty have waited long enough – it’s time to act!