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Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest: September 2019

Posted on September 16, 2019
By Elle Richards


Welcome to the September 2019 edition of the Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest, which aims to provide you with timely poverty-related policy updates and resources from across Canada.

Here are some of our September policy highlights:

National Policy Updates:

Updates by Province and Territory:


British Columbia:


New Brunswick:

Newfoundland and Labrador:

Nova Scotia:

Northwest Territories:



Prince Edward Island:


  • Two new 5-year agreements between the Government of Canada and Government of Quebec will invest $175M to implement Canada’s Homelessness Strategy in the province
  • Quebec is simplifying access to services for individuals by co-locating Service Quebec with the local employment centre in L'Islet
  • Municipal Week was hosted in Quebec from September 8-14th, promoting municipal democracy and organization and to raise the awareness of Quebecers of the importance of civic engagement #SemaineMunicipalité2019
  • Quebec boasts lower unemployment rate in August 2019, with an increase of both full-time and part-time jobs.


  • Year-over-year job growth continues to rise with 13,000 jobs created in the past year
  • Government of Saskatchewan continues to provide intensive needs supports for students and early learners Regina

Yukon Territory:

The Latest Policy Resources and Perspectives:

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Elle Richards

By Elle Richards

Elle has recently joined the Vibrant Communities team as Manager of Cities, Cities Reducing Poverty. Her experience spans corporate, academic, health and community environments, and working on national, regional and local programs of work, both strategically and operationally. In recent years, Elle has focused her work around issues of food security, poverty and inequalities in health.

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