Poverty is a violation of human rights. We work to address the structural causes of poverty by raising awareness, educating and inspiring others to support its eradication in Canada.


How the Refugee Heath Care Decision Could Hurt the Poor
Recently, the Federal Court decision Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care et al v. AG (Canada) was released. In the decision, Justice Mactavish found that the government has violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by restricting access to health care for refugees. On the surface this may seem like a very positive decision for […] More
Beyond Partisanship, the Wynne-ing way?
In Today’s edition of the Toronto Star, Leilani Farha, Executive Director of Canada Without Poverty, commented on Kathleen Wynne’s commitments to poverty in her Speech from the Throne. Here’s a look at the piece: These are tough times in Ontario. Once an economic giant, Ontario now has one of the largest debt-loads of any sub-national […] More
Take to the Streets this October 17 for Chew On This!
If we truly want to eradicate poverty in Canada, we need to go beyond band-aid solutions. October 17 is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year, you can be part of calling for real solutions by participating in a Chew on This! demonstration in your city or town. More


Stay tuned for upcoming events!
Various events and projects are in the pipeline at this time.  The best way to stay up-to-date is to join our mailing list!  Click here to receive regular updates on our activities.  You can also see what we are working on by visiting our Action page. […] More
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