• 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…

All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus Returns

March 25th, 2014

*Cross posted from the Citizens for Public Justice website

Tomorrow marks the return of the All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus (APC). The group was formed in 2012, bringing parliamentarians, organizations, community leaders, and other key stakeholders together to find concrete solutions to end poverty in Canada. At the time of the launch, 40 MPs and senators had signed on as members. Dignity for All has been present at many of the meetings over the past two years.   

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Organizations in Saskatchewan Push for Provincial Poverty Plan

March 14th, 2014

*Cross posted from the Canada Without Poverty Website

By Chuk Plante and Rachel Malena of Upstream, c/o the Poverty Costs Team

Researchers with the Saskatchewan-based campaign Poverty Costs have found that poverty is costing the province of Saskatchewan as much as $3.8 billion a year in heightened service costs and missed opportunities. These costs are significant – amounting to almost $4,000 per person per year. Read more...

Campaign Members Respond to Federal Budget

February 14th, 2014

This week the federal government released their federal budget offering very little support for people experiencing poverty.  Campaign members responded to the budget on their websites and through press releases.  Here are a few comments: Read more...

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