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ARTICLE | Communities Ending Poverty: 2021 Progress & COVID-19 Update

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When the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020, the Tamarack Institute had been celebrating Canada achieving the lowest level of poverty in the country’s history. It had seemed like the end of poverty was in sight.

Instead, 2020 and 2021 reversed many of the successes around poverty and inequality made in the last several years.

Due to the lack of new information on Canada’s Official Poverty Line (Market Basket Measure) and complimentary population-level data from Statistics Canada, and due to members’ efforts being reprioritized from evaluation and reporting to emergency response, this second annual Communities Ending Poverty Impact Report serves as a COVID-19 update as opposed to a full impact report.

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By Natasha Pei

Natasha Pei brings online content to life and engages our members in the Vibrant Communities learning centre for poverty reduction. Natasha's involvement with Tamarack began with the Communities First: Impacts of Community Engagement (CFICE) project, where she worked as a Research Assistant in the Poverty Reduction Hub, studying effective ways community-campus engagement can be undertaken to have real benefits for the community.

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