Katherine Scott

Katherine is very pleased to be working with the wonderful team at CPJ, contributing her talents to their work advancing public justice in Canada. She has worked in community development and research over the past 20 years and continues to be inspired by the people and organizations working across the country to realize a more just and caring world for us all. Katherine’s on-going research focuses on issues of social and economic inclusion as they affect children, families and communities. She has served as the Head of Research at the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) and the Vanier Institute of the Family, planning and managing the research agenda and public education activities for these organizations. Her recent publications include the Poverty Scorecard Trends series for CPJ (2012-13), Families Count: Profiling Canada’s Families IV (2010), Community Vitality (2009), a concept paper for the Canadian Index of Well-being, and Poverty Reduction Policies and Programs (2009), an edited collection of 14 reports in the CCSD’s Social Development Report Series. Katherine continues to work as a consultant with the CCSD and other organizations. She holds degrees in political science (specialization in social policy) and environmental studies from Queen's University and York University.

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Posts by Katherine Scott


Making Sense of Poverty Measures

“If we don’t make sense of poverty measures, we will limit our ability as a society to make good decisions about poverty and related issues” (Cutting through the Fog, 2010, p. 20) Every Fall, many in the anti-poverty movement in Canada report on poverty trends. First with CPJ’s annual poverty report on October 17th,  the…

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