News: Poverty in Canada

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and views from CPJ on poverty in Canada by reading the articles written by CPJ staff and citing CPJ’s work.

Measuring, and Ending, Poverty in the North

Statistics Canada is developing the Northern Market Basket Measure (MBM-N) to measure poverty in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The MBM-N needs to work with First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people. No decisions should be made for us without us at the table.

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Natalie Appleyard on “The West Block”

What should the Trudeau Liberals be doing in the upcoming budget to help vulnerable Canadians and businesses who are still just barely getting by?

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Basic Income Is One Spoke in the Wheel

Basic income is a powerful policy tool in changing not only people’s incomes, but our whole economic system. Advocates of basic income agree that adequate income must be provided in tandem with other rights-based policies and programs to ensure people get the supports that meet their needs.

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Millions continue relying on COVID-19 benefits

Natalie Appleyard spoke to Global National about the idea to exempt anyone below the low-income threshold from having to repay the CERB.

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It’s Christmas and everyone deserves peace, joy and good health

By Natalie Appleyard

The burdens and barriers facing millions experiencing poverty and adversity in Canada are not merely matters of charity. They are a matter of justice.

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When Poverty Talks, Who Listens?

The most successful consultations are based on an understanding that lived-experience perspectives are critical to include.

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Finding Hope in Uncertain Times

While the demands of this pandemic are great, there is a very clear role for grassroots activism in these difficult and uncertain times.

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Inequity on rise, systemic change needed

Anti-poverty groups say Canadians most vulnerable to living in poverty will fall further behind because of COVID-19 unless post-pandemic recovery efforts focus on eliminating systemic issues.

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Truth About Poverty In Canada & Which 2 Regions Are Hit Hardest Revealed In A New Report

According to a new report by CPJ, millions of Canadians are considered low income and living in poverty.

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Throne Speech recovery plan must be just, green and intersectional

As we recover from COVID-19, we need our leaders to decisively chart a course that addresses the health crisis, prejudice and inequity, and the climate crisis.

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