• 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…

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

July 2nd, 2014

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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Experts Gather to Discuss Poverty, Labour and Employment

June 9th, 2014

This week 28 representatives from national labour and employment organizations, social justice groups, unions, individuals with a lived experience of poverty and faith based organizations are gathering in Ottawa to join Dignity for All: the campaign for a poverty-free Canada in crafting policy recommendations on labour, employment and poverty.  

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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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