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Canada’s Financial Literacy Month

Posted by Justin Williams on November 16, 2021

November 1, 2021, marked the beginning of Canada’s 11th Financial Literacy Month. The month is part of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada’s efforts to make the financial ecosystem more accessible, inclusive and effective for all Canadians.

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Bright Spot: Yes! In My Backyard campaign rises up against NIMBYism

Posted by Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness on November 15, 2021

This blog post originally appeared on the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness website. Reposted with permission.

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Red Deer’s Common Ground Garden builds food security, community growth and connection

Posted by Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance on November 11, 2021

Red Deer’s Common Ground Garden is a new urban farming project that increases food security, encourages social enterprise, shares knowledge and creates social connection. Its four-acre public space offers inclusion, sustainability and fellowship.

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BC showcases pathway for provincial governments ending poverty

Posted by Jill Zacharias on September 7, 2021

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 funding of local poverty reduction strategies, and municipal alignment with provincial priorities. Two years after its release, the strategy is already showing significant gains toward ending poverty.

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

Posted by Natasha Pei on July 6, 2021

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 opportunities. COVID-19 has highlighted these gaps and exacerbated the inequities. Women – particularly racialized, low-income, and/or newcomer women – have been hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic. In comparison to men, COVID-19 has resulted in a major step back for women (both employees and entrepreneurs) in the workforce.

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Taking a human rights-based approach to housing in Toronto

Posted by Maytree on June 28, 2021

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. They experience food insecurity, poor sanitation and undrinkable water, or lack of income. Poverty is created by systems that affect people differently; as a result, Indigenous, Black, and racialized communities, women, and people with disabilities, for example, experience poverty at disproportionately high rates.

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