With 42% of people living in poverty considered to be working poor, ending working poverty could cut Canada’s poverty rate almost in half. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the negative impacts that Canada’s growing precarious job market has had on essential workers, particularly amongst Indigenous people, newcomers, racialized individuals, and women.
Join us to learn about how the Government of British Columbia, alongside local employers and non-profits, is taking an inter-ministerial approach, rolling out mutually reinforcing benefits, making childcare more affordable, legislating paid sick leave, promoting full-time full-year decent work, and supporting inclusive hiring and training practices, as they make strides toward the end of working poverty.
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Read more on Ending Working Poverty: How to Get it Done
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