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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New Report: AFB proposes poverty-reduction focused spending
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is calling for a shift in spending priorities ahead of the federal government’s election-year budget. In their 20th annual Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), the CCPA suggests progressive ways the government could divvy up Canada’s money. More
Cashing in on Poverty: Predatory Lending Explained
By: Kaitlin Mackenzie, Law Student Where do you turn when you have $40 in your bank account, your rent is overdue, you’re out of groceries and you don’t qualify for a bank loan? For most Canadians, the answer is a payday loan. More
IWD 2015: 10 Ways We Made It Happen For Women
How are Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech at the Oscars, the motion to end child poverty and Dignity for All’s National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada connected? They are all ways that we made it happen this year for women’s economic, social and cultural rights! More

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Economic and social rights guarantee social and economic security for all individuals. They include rights such as: the right to adequate food, clothing and housing, the right to the highest attainable standard of health, the right to education, the right to social security, the right to freely chosen work and the right to decent working […] […] More
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