Take Action: Poverty in Canada

CPJ co-leads Dignity for All: The campaign for a poverty-free Canada, a non-partisan initiative calling for a federal anti-poverty strategy.

October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each year on this day, our annual Chew on This! campaign mobilizes people from across Canada to call for an end to poverty. As a coalition of community organizations, faith communities, and citizens, the Dignity for All campaign is calling on the Government of Canada to do what is legally and morally required to uphold and protect the rights of people experiencing poverty and other intersecting forms of systemic oppression in Canada.

Join us and take action to end poverty in Canada!

3 more steps you can take to move Canada towards ending poverty:

  1. Sign-on as an individual or organization to Dignity for All: The campaign for a poverty-free Canada, co-led by Citizens for Public Justice and Canada Without Poverty. More than 12,000 Canadians, politicians, and organizations have endorsed this campaign calling for a federal poverty elimination plan. (You can also encourage your MP to sign-on!)
  2. Join CPJ and Dignity for All on October 17 for Chew on This! People from across Canada gather in their communities for an annual event to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
  3. Share our 2020 Chew on This! Check-in letter with your MP. Our letter highlights some of the encouraging actions that have been taken to support people during the COVID-19 pandemic; calls for these positive steps to be extended into long-term solutions; and identifies critical gaps that need to be addressed.