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.

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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Toronto Homeless Death Stats Among ‘Routine’ Reports Not Being Updated Due To COVID-19

The City of Toronto’s shelter resident death statistics haven’t been updated since January — owing to decisions to delay certain “routine” reports during the COVID-19 pandemic, Toronto Public Health told PressProgress. CPJ’s socio-economic policy analyst Natalie Appleyard told PressProgress, “reporting publicly on the health outcomes and mortality rates of people experiencing poverty and homelessness is critical…

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This Pandemic Discriminates by Gender and Race

We need to better understand who is most affected by COVID-19 and who has the decision-making power. This requires an intersectional gender-based analysis.

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