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

In August 2018, the federal government released Opportunity for All, Canada's first national poverty reduction strategy. While this was a significant win for CPJ and Dignity for All, more work is required to strengthen this new strategy.

Join CPJ as we work towards critical legislative changes that will 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. Check out Poverty Trends 2020, CPJ's a snapshot of poverty in Canada from year to year. This report uses an intersectional approach by looking specifically at how experiences of poverty differ depending on overlapping identities such as race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and immigration status, as well as where we live and our family status..