Poverty in Canada

Poverty Reduction Act a significant step forward in Budget Bill

The Dignity for All Campaign and Campaign 2000 welcome critical federal action on poverty in the 2019 Budget Implementation Act. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ottawa, ON, April 10, 2019 – A coalition of national anti-poverty organizations welcomes the inclusion of poverty legislation in the federal government’s Budget Implementation Act (BIA). Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public...

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10 Years of pursuing Dignity for All

It’s hard to believe, but 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of Dignity for All, the campaign for a poverty-free Canada, a campaign co-led by CPJ and Canada Without Poverty (CWP). Dignity for All started out with a vision of ending poverty in Canada and a conviction that it was possible through a strong, comprehensive national...

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Canada Says It’s Reached Record-Low Poverty. Experts Say There’s More to the Story.

Darlene O’Leary, socio-economic policy analyst for Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ), agrees that the current MBM provides somewhat of a distorted look at poverty in Canada. “The data is encouraging — however, it’s incomplete,” she told Global Citizen.

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Poverty fight a long way from over, activists warn

Too many people still live below the poverty line, said Darlene O’Leary, social policy analyst with Citizens for Public Justice. “There are still millions living in poverty,” said O’Leary, and the idea that we need to wait until 2030 to see dramatic results (a 50-per-cent reduction in poverty as per goals of the federal government’s poverty-reduction strategy released...

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The Right to Truly “Universal” Healthcare

People in Canada have long prided themselves on the country’s healthcare system. It’s a reflection of a belief in egalitarianism and compassion for one another. Yet, despite this pride, we know there are gaps in how healthcare is provided. Specifically, the system routinely fails the most vulnerable in society, as it does not currently contain...

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Open Letter: Strengthen Canada’s Poverty Reduction Bill

The Dignity for All campaign has written to Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, the Member of Parliament responsible for Canada’s poverty reduction strategy, with recommendations to strengthen Bill C-87, An Act respecting the reduction of poverty. Along with partners, we are calling on the government to align Canada with our obligations under international human rights law to ensure we meet the...

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Reports and campaigns and policy, oh my!

2018 has been a good year for CPJ! We’re grateful to our supporters and donors, those who have participated in our initiatives and those who have financed them. To those who have asked hard questions, and those who have helped us to answer them. Those who have advocated for change, and to the politicians that...

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ChewOnThis! 2018: Bigger and more important than ever

From the Catalyst, Winter 2018 For the sixth year, CPJ and the Dignity for All campaign have marked October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, with our nation-wide Chew on This! outreach and advocacy activities. This year’s Chew on This! was our largest to date, with over 100 groups participating across the country...

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Child poverty in Canada is our failure

Child poverty in Canada is our failure

One of the most obvious issues that people in Canada can agree on is that children are precious and should have the support and care needed to thrive. This does not only apply to our children, but all children. There should not be a child in Canada going to bed hungry, lacking basic needs, health care, and...

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Poverty Costs Canada

Health, Dignity, and Dollars: Poverty Costs Canada

Poverty costs Canadians our health, our dignity, and our dollars. When we crunch the numbers, there is a good business case to be made that being more ambitious in addressing poverty simply makes economic sense.

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