Communities Ending Poverty



Communities Ending Poverty has contributed to poverty being reduced for 1 million Canadians

Communities Ending Poverty is a powerful collective impact movement comprised of 330 municipalities and represented by 80 regional roundtables. We have learned that to end poverty, it takes the whole community and our entire country working together. Our members ensure that all sectors are brought to the table, harness the assets of their communities and drive long-term change as they develop and implement plans to reduce poverty in their communities. Between 2015 and 2018, we contributed to poverty being reduced for more than 1 million Canadians.

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We are at a unique moment in history in which cities, provinces/territories and our federal government are all converging with independent, yet interrelated, poverty reduction strategies.

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Cities Reducing Poverty Five-Year Impact Report

Between 2015 and 2020, Canada's national poverty rate dropped to the lowest in recorded history. Learn about how CRP contributed to the unprecedented reduction of poverty for more than 1 million Canadians through a system of exceptional programs and supports that work across all sectors and all levels of government.

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Cities Reducing Poverty: 2020 Impact Report

This report captures some of the important ways in which member CRP collaboratives are contributing to national trends in poverty reduction. It demonstrates how collaborative, multi-sectoral local roundtables with comprehensive plans contribute to poverty reduction, and spotlights high-impact initiatives that are demonstrating promising results.

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Engaging Lived Experience

10 – Engaging People with Lived/Living Experience

Informed by the 10 Lived/Living Experience Advisory Committee, this guide highlights leading practices that inspire new thinking and celebrates the potential that can be unlocked when these individuals are empowered to drive antipoverty work. It includes 10 ideas, stories, and resources, and recommends 10 ways to get started.

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Cities Reducing Poverty: Responding to COVID-19

Through 60 stories of innovation and resilience, this report provides a point-in-time snapshot of the innovative ways that CRP member communities are responding to COVID-19. It was written to provide members with fresh ideas and insights that they can use to build resilience and strengthen their own responses.

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3 Funding Opportunities to Support Community Initiatives

The Government of Canada and its partners are currently accepting applications for three major funding opportunities for communities. Through the funding opportunities, communities can apply for funding to support public...

Quebec’s Universal Access to Low-Fee Child Care: Les Centres de la Petite Enfance

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Access to affordable and quality childcare is an important poverty reduction and prevention strategy, as it supports children’s social, behavioural and cognitive skills, readiness for and transition to...

Guelph-Wellington Built for Zero reduces chronic youth homelessness by 76%

This success story was featured at Cities Reducing Poverty’s 2021 National Gathering: The End of Poverty as part of the workshop Built for Zero: A Model for Ending Chronic Homelessness.

In 2018, after becoming a Built for...



ARTICLE | Exploring the Intersections of Climate Change & Poverty

Multi-solve approaches that simultaneously advance the end poverty agenda and tackles climate change hold great promise. In a world where all our challenges are interconnected, this is the best path to achieving a...

CASE STUDY | Leeds & Grenville Reduces Poverty Through Tax Filing

Helping people file their taxes is a very impactful poverty reduction action at the community-level. Tax credits and benefits can put lump sum, annual, quarterly, and monthly income into the hands of people living on...

BOOK | 10 - A Guide for a Community-Based COVID Recovery

Authored by Lisa Attygalle, Director of Community Engagement, and Paul Born, President of Tamarack Institute, 10 – A Guide for a Community-Based COVID Recovery explores both why and how cities and communities have become...


WEBINAR | Basic Income Approaches in PEI and B.C.

In recent years, the Provinces of Prince Edward Island and British Columbia have both commissioned research panels exploring the feasibility of provincial basic income programs or policies reducing poverty. On the east...

WEBINAR | How Basic Income Can Drive Economic Recovery, Jobs, and Poverty Reduction

A new report, Potential Economic Impacts and Reach of Basic Income Programs, finds that Basic Income could be both a wide-reaching poverty reduction strategy as well as a new framework for economic prosperity for Canadians...

WEBINAR | Cities Developing Community-Based COVID-19 Recovery (en anglais seulement)

The impacts of COVID-19 have been profound. Communities have had to deal with incredible loss, businesses have suffered, children and families have struggle through a compromised education system, and our sense of well-being...


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