Across the country, over a million families struggle to make ends meet despite working one, two or sometimes even three jobs and have to choose between putting food on the table and paying electrical bills. Now more than ever, it is critical we find a solution that works for all Canadians.
In this webinar, we debated various public policies that are critical to ending working poverty in Canada. We discussed tackling working poverty along a spectrum of “shallow” to “deep” poverty, adapting our income security system to address realities of the new labour market, and the importance of municipal and provincial policy alignment.
This webinar is part of a series on Ending Working Poverty.
Take Your Learning Further
- Learn more about our guest speakers are doing by visiting their websites:
- Go deeper on policies we discussed during the webinar
- Ontario's "Welfare Diet" in 2019
- A Basic Income for Canadians: What Would Change
- The Real Cost of Payday Lending
- Opportunities for Provincial Action on Payday Lending
- High-Cost Alternative Financial Services
- High-Cost Alternative Financial Services: Policy Options
- Towards an Economy that Works for Everyone
- Read Winning the War on Poverty, the New York Times article on poverty reduction in Canada
- Read The Moral Imperative for Policy Advocacy in the Philanthropist