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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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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BC showcases pathway for provincial governments ending poverty

TogetherBC exemplifies a successful provincial/territorial pathway to ending poverty due to its clear connection to Canada’s poverty reduction strategy, recognition of local poverty reduction actors as experts, direct...

Ottawa’s Women and Gender Equity Strategy Supports a “She-Covery”

The City of Ottawa’s Women and Gender Equity Strategy, initiated in 2018 by the City Council and published in March 2021, recognizes that even before COVID-19, women faced discrimination and barriers to services and...

Taking a human rights-based approach to housing in Toronto

Poverty is what happens when people cannot access their human right to an adequate standard of living. They lack equitable access to housing, health care and pharmacare, education and training opportunities, or decent work....



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 action as we work collectively toward the end of poverty in Canada.


CASE STUDY | Revelstoke's Long-Term Strategy Offsets Child Care Shortages

In Revelstoke (population approximately 10,000), more than 50 women and two men provide quality licensed part- and full-time early learning and child care to more than 335 infants, toddlers and children.

PUBLICATION | Ending Working Poverty In Canada: How to Get it Done

Working poverty can be eliminated in our lifetime. It can happen if all of Canadian society has greater income security and there is a fair and equal labour market for all employees and potential workers. This report...



WEBINAR | Ending Food Insecurity

There has long been a call for a National Food Policy in Canada, and the recent launch of the National Food Policy Advisory Council signals that this is finally becoming a reality.

In this webinar, Tamarack and the Maple...

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...


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