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.

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Class Dismissed: Youth Unemployment Still Ignored
By Emad Mahdavi, Law Student One of the first lessons Canadian youth are taught is that if you pull up your boot straps and work hard, you will be rewarded with a good, secure job with steady and sufficient income. While this may be true for some young people in Canada, it seems that a […] More
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

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Support CWP’s Charitable Status
As you may have heard, Canada Without Poverty is one of the national charities under attack for being critical of government policy which we think has exacerbated poverty and inequality.  This is not the first time the federal government has tried to silence us.  Sign the following letter of support to protect CWP’s charitable status. […] […] More
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