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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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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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Vibrant Communities Calgary: Incorporating a Blackfoot Worldview

Posted by Vibrant Communities Calgary on April 14, 2023


Vibrant Communities Calgary ’s vision is a community where there is enough for all. They create opportunities to align and leverage the work of hundreds of organizations and thousands of Calgarians to reduce poverty in their city.

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The $10aDay Child Care Plan Is Real in BC

Posted by Sharon Gregson on April 11, 2023


Times have changed since 1970 when the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada first recommended a national daycare act! Families today know that high-quality child care provides them – and their communities – with social and economic benefits. They need access to affordable, inclusive programs more than ever before. 

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