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 Guide

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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Eleven BC Communities Ending Poverty strategies released in 2021

The November 2021 BC Poverty Reduction Community of Practice highlighted poverty-reduction strategies created across the province in 2021.

Ottawa's and British Columbia's Changes to Sick Leave Are Positive Steps for Workers

The Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia are taking important steps to guarantee paid sick leave for workers.

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Vibrant Communities’ Communities Ending Poverty (CEP) has grown to host 90 members representing more than 350 cities and communities across Canada. Through 20 years of tireless work, our network has contributed to 1 million...



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.


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.


Webinar Recordings:

WEBINAR | Basic Income and Climate Change

Basic Income has been long positioned as a means to reduce poverty and improve equality, but it is also a promising strategy for helping Canadians manage increasingly frequent extreme weather events caused by climate change....

WEBINAR | Ending Working Poverty in British Columbia

With 42% of people living in poverty considered to be working poor, ending working poverty could cut Canada’s poverty rate almost in half. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the negative impacts that Canada’s...

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.

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