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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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Event Recap: Communities Ending Poverty: Summit for Strength

Posted by Alison Homer on June 7, 2023

Recapping three dynamic days of learning and exploring resilience in a new way

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Local Government Levers: Reconciliation and Poverty Reduction

Posted by Jill Zacharias on June 2, 2023

Lisa Helps, former Mayor of the City of Victoria, shares how shifting paradigms is possible when local governments are ‘radically open-minded’.

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Financially Vulnerable Fight to Rebuild Financial Health

Posted by the Tamarack Institute on June 1, 2023

A new report from Prosper Canada shows low-income Canadians are struggling financially but don’t have the help they need to recover.

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Living Wage Week 2022 and Our Current Call to Action

Posted by Danya Pastuszek (she/her) on November 18, 2022

On Wednesday evenings, while my seven-year-old plays basketball, I frequently have warm conversations with a school maintenance professional. She works with intention, and you can tell she believes that the kids in her building are full of promise and potential. She air-fives the coaches. She has taken time to learn about me and to share her perspective on what resources are needed to support young people.

She looks after a school at 6 o’clock at night, instead of eating dinner with the people she loves.

She likely makes around $39,000 CAD per year, which translates to $18.75 an hour.

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Nelson at its Best drives successful poverty reduction strategy implementation

Posted by Jill Zacharias on September 29, 2022

Following the launch of their poverty reduction strategy in 2021, Nelson at its Best (NAIB) is leading successful implementation through targeted collaboration with community partners.

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