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.
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.
*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.