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.

The CEP team is here to support you, learn more about members of the team; Alison Homer, Natasha Pei and Jill Zacharias. Feel free to connect with any of them.


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10 – A Guide for Cities Reducing Poverty

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The End of Poverty

The End of Poverty: Eight Pathways That Are Ending Poverty in Canada

This guide presents high-impact policies, evidence-based models, and innovative ideas that poverty reduction practitioners across all sectors can act as we work collectively toward the end of poverty in Canada.

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Ending Poverty Pathways Podcast Series


This podcast series was edited from clips from Communities Ending Poverty's 2021 End of Poverty national gathering that brought together more than 1000 people to explore 14 pathways that can end poverty for all Canadians.

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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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Bright Spot: Whitehorse Achieves a Quality By-Name List

This blog post was originally published on the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness blog in March 2022.

City of Delta promotes social role of local government

As communities work together to tackle complex social issues, understanding the role and responsibilities of each sector is a first step in co-creating positive, effective change.

From Poverty to Equity: Expanding the Lens in Dufferin County

This blog post was originally published on the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association blog in April 2022.



ARTICLE | Communities Ending Poverty: 2021 Progress & COVID-19 Update

When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020, the Tamarack Institute had been celebrating Canada achieving the lowest level of poverty in the country’s history. It had seemed like the end of...

CASE STUDY | Edmonton’s social procurement policy increases economic opportunity for all

This case study explores the process by which EndPovertyEdmonton is helping to integrate social procurement into how the community does business.

PUBLICATION | The End of Poverty: Eight Pathways That Are Ending Poverty in Canada

This guide presents high-impact policies, evidence-based models, and innovative ideas that poverty reduction practitioners across all sectors can act as we work collectively toward the end of poverty in Canada.



Webinar Recordings:

WEBINAR | Decent Work and the Labour Crunch: Attracting and Retaining Employees

This webinar recording features business owner Devinder Chaudhary, who spoke about how adopting a Living Wage model and decent work policies have helped him to attract and retain great employees.



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WEBINAR | Getting to Systems Change: Canada’s Report on Poverty

In this webinar recording, members of the National Advisory Council on Poverty converse with Vibrant Communities Calgary’s Policy and Research Specialist, Lee Stevens, to discuss what they heard in their pan-Canadian tour...

WEBINAR | Youth well-being and resilience in pandemic times

Youth resilience and well-being are vital to the ability to reach one’s full potential and prevent poverty.

Join us to better understand the impacts on youth well-being and resilience in pandemic times, as well as effective...


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