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WEBINAR | Yes We Can! Federal Strategies that Reduce Poverty

Webinars and Videos, Cities Reducing Poverty, Poverty Reduction Strategy

Last August, Canada released its first-ever poverty reduction strategy with an official poverty line and a goal to reduce poverty by 20% by 2020. On March 7th of this year, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) reported that this target had been achieved, and that 825,000 fewer Canadians were living in poverty in 2017 compared to 2015. Thanks to programs such as the Canada Child Benefit and the top-up to the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Canada’s poverty rate of 9.5 percent is currently the lowest in history.

In this webinar, Minister Duclos discussed what this significant achievement means for Canadians living in poverty, the implications for cities working to reduce poverty, and next steps to achieve Canada’s more ambitious target to reduce poverty by 50% by 2030.

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Vibrant Communities supports cities and local leaders to develop and implement large-scale change initiatives through four learning networks: Ending Poverty, Deepening Community, Building Youth Futures and Climate Transitions. Our belief is that when we are effective in strengthening community capacity to engage citizens, lead collaboratively, deepen community and reduce poverty, our work contributes to the building of peace and more equitable society.

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