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When a heart-wrenching photo made it better for children

Hill Times

By Jim Creskey

It’s about the children.

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One in six Canadians are poor, CPJ report says

Catholic Register

Helping 5.8 million Canadians out of poverty isn’t a charity project. It’s about building a better economy and living up to the human rights we proclaim as a nation.

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Joe Gunn: 'You aren’t supposed to remain the same after listening to the Word'

UC Observer

The executive director of Citizens for Public Justice says that being part of a faith community means being challenged to walk the talk.

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We need a stronger plan to end poverty in Canada.

The United Church of Canada

All people in Canada should live with dignity. One in six Canadians struggle to make ends meet: to pay rent, feed their families, and address basic needs. 

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Chew on This! 2018 is around the corner!

Each year on October 17th, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, people across the country engage their communities about poverty in Canada and the need for the federal government to create a comprehensive, human rights-based, and fully-funded anti-poverty plan.

 

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Towards Reconciliation

About 40 of us were gathered on unceded Squamish territory in late September, for the United Church of Canada (UCC) Indigenous Justice and Climate Justice Consultation, and the UCC Young Adult Forum. Indigenous elders and residential school survivors, Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth, United Church justice staff, clergy and church members, and others, like me, from partner organizations.

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Is Canada’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy a real Opportunity for All?

 Christian Courier

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) has worked as co-leads with Canada Without Poverty of the Dignity for All campaign since 2009. The goal of this campaign is the creation of a national anti-poverty plan that is comprehensive, legislated and funded to meet its mandate. The ultimate goal is an end to poverty in Canada. 

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Church Members help put Anti-Poverty Vision before Parliament

Christian Reformed Church News

For over a decade, Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) and its partners have been part of a process of encouraging lawmakers to put a national anti-poverty vision before the Canadian Parliament.

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Here’s Why Anti-Poverty Groups Agree Canada’s New Anti-Poverty Strategy Does Not Reduce Poverty

Press Progress

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government rolled out what it’s billing as “Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy” last week.

While that might sound like good news, anti-poverty groups say the anti-poverty strategy will do more to keep track of how many Canadians live in poverty than it will do to end poverty in Canada once and for all.

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Have Refugees Created a Housing Crisis in Canada?

An influx of refugee claimants from the U.S. has been making headlines for over a year now. Since the beginning of 2018, the RCMP has intercepted 12,378 irregular border crossers. These numbers, however, are actually down compared to the same period last year and are much lower than initial projections. So why have politicians drawn a connection between refugees and a housing crisis?

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