• 50% of health outcomes can be attributed to the social determinants of health. Poverty in childhood can be a greater predictor of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in adults than later life circumstances and behaviour. Learn more…

  • 1.4 million Canadians are unemployed. Temporary employment has increased by 23% since 1997. Learn more…

  • 200,000 people are homeless in a year, costing the Canadian economy $7 billion annually. Learn more…

  • 3.8 million people, including 1.1 million children experienced food insecurity in 2011. Close to 900,000 people rely on food banks each month. Learn more…

  • 3-4 million people in Canada were poor in 2011. Despite numerous calls for action, we have no national plan to reduce and eliminate poverty. Help end poverty in Canada…

Big Things Happening in Saskatchewan

By: Julia Hayko, Outreach Associate (Student)

Saskatchewan is in desperate need of a poverty plan. The people have spoken, the government has responded: due to the hard work of our provincial colleagues, it looks like this is about to change…

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Chew On This! Website Officially Launched

We have big news, the official Chew on This! website has been launched! You can now visit www.chewonthis.ca to join Dignity for All as we call on the federal government to step up and take action to address poverty and food insecurity in Canada.

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