• 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…

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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Take to the Streets this October 17 for Chew On This!

If we truly want to eradicate poverty in Canada, we need to go beyond band-aid solutions. October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, you can be part of calling for real solutions by participating in a Chew on This! demonstration in your city or town.  

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