Research: Poverty in Canada

Infographic: Guaranteed Livable Income in Canada

CPJ’s infographic comparing Canada’s current welfare system to a Guaranteed Livable Income.

 

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Mother and child

Is it time for a Guaranteed Livable Income?

Call it what you want – a basic income, guaranteed annual income, or guaranteed livable income – it’s an idea that’s gaining momentum both in Canada and abroad as countries such as Switzerland, India, and Brazil begin to test and consider such a program.

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Poverty Trends Highlights 2013

“Poverty Trends Highlights: Canada 2013”

October 2013
The new “Poverty Trends Highlights” report brings together the most recent data on poverty in Canada to identify where things are improving and where they’re getting worse.

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“Labour Market Trends”

July 2013
The new “Labour Market Trends” is an in-depth look at the Canadian labour market in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and who continues to be most impacted.

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Poverty Trends Highlights 2013

“Income, Wealth, and Inequality”

February 2013
The “Income, Wealth, and Inequality” report is an in-depth look at a range of topics including income trends, the impact of inequality, and  the growing concentration of wealth.

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Housing Infographic

Infographic: Affordable housing in Canada

CPJ’s infographic on affordable housing in Canada.

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Homeless young man living on the street

Poverty Trends Scorecard: Canada 2012

October 2012
The first report in CPJ’s Poverty Trends Scorecard series examines the impact of poverty on people across Canada and shows that while some progress toward ending poverty in Canada has been made, but much more work remains for us all to do.

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Quality Care, Quality Choices: Backgrounder & position paper

May 2010
Rooted in issues of early childhood development, gender equality, and poverty, the lack of a national childcare plan is having detrimental effects on many children and their families in Canada. It is clear that what is needed is an affordable, accessible, quality national childcare program based on the best interest of the child. It is crucial that this program be situated within the context of a comprehensive set of family-oriented policies.

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Bearing the Brunt

May 2010
Bearing the Brunt: How the 2008-2009 Recession Created Poverty for Canadian Families details the rise in poverty and economic insecurity caused by the recession.

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Parliament

Income Security for All Canadians: A CPJ backgrounder on GLI

This paper provides an introduction to guaranteed or basic income, highlighting the policy debates and the history of the idea in Canada. Participants in the BIEN Canada Ottawa conference should read this paper to provide context for the detailed policy discussions and conversations of the conference.

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