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150 Years of Colonialism and Poverty
This blog is the second installment in our series for Canada 150 through a poverty and human rights lens. More
06-21-17
Canada 150 & Youth: What is it we’re celebrating?
This blog is the first installment in our series for Canada 150 through a poverty and human rights lens.  There is no escaping the fact that Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation is less than a month away, especially here in the country’s capital. More
06-14-17
Human rights are not a zero sum game
As the country gears up for Canada 150 celebrations this summer, much of the focus has been on celebrations of Canada’s achievements – but the data on poverty shows there is a long way to go. More
06-7-17

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This is Poverty. This is Canada.
Every once in a while, the old myths about poverty will come out of the shadows. Everyone in the anti-poverty community has heard these remarks before: people on welfare are simply lazy; they just don’t try hard enough to get ahead; they exploit social programs set up to help only the deserving; people experiencing homelessness […] […] More
04.26.17
Add your voice to the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy!
The CPRS consultation process is underway. Now is the time to take action to create a strong national plan! […] More
03.30.17
Coming this Spring: CWP’s Online ES rights course!
Coming this Spring 2017: CWP’s two-week online economic and social rights course! […] More
01.3.17
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