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BC’s Minimum Wage Hikes Address Working Poverty

Posted by Jill Zacharias on September 12, 2023

Minimum wage increase tied to inflation, significantly impacting working poor. 

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Canada Needs a Rights-Based Approach to Anti-Poverty Strategies

Posted by Canada Without Poverty on September 1, 2023

Poverty rates in 2022 are estimated to be potentially double what Statistics Canada reports.

Canada Without Poverty has released Poverty Progress Profiles 2022 whose key message is that no benefit, social assistance program, or minimum wage rate in Canada is enough to provide people with sufficient money for everyday expenses. These include necessities like rent, nutritious food, childcare, transportation, and medications. In addition, no inflation benefit provides people with any lasting or adequate relief during this cost-of-living crisis in 2022.  

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People with Disabilities in Canada One Step Closer to Financial Independence

Posted by Disability Without Poverty on July 25, 2023

This blog post was originally published on the Disability Without Poverty Bill C-22 blog on June 22, 2023.

Today, after tireless advocacy from Canadians living with disabilities Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit Act, received Royal Assent. The Canada Disability Benefit Act creates a new supplemental income for people living with a disability, which seeks to support financial security for a community that is twice as likely to live in poverty.

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Social Procurement: Purchasing Power for People

Posted by Maureen Owens on July 16, 2023

Do our communities benefit from public spending?

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Working Poverty Across Canada Before and After the Pandemic

Posted by John Stapleton on June 23, 2023

This resource is also available in French. Click here to access the French version.

Written by John Stapleton and Yvonne Yuan from Open Policy Ontario

Five communities are tackling big questions about working poverty in rural communities.

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Sharing Stories Can Help Us Address Poverty in the Most Meaningful Ways

Posted by Orpah Cundangan on June 15, 2023

Over the course of my career working on social justice issues in different capacities (first in fundraising, then in operations, then in community engagement), I have always been drawn to the stories non-profits tell and are told: stories about impact, stories about data, stories about learning, changing, and growing. 

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