Poverty is a violation of human rights.

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Closing the Door on Homeless People?
Homelessness in a country as wealthy as Canada is dire. Each year approximately 230,000 people are homeless and the United Nations has called homelessness in Canada a ‘national emergency’. Today, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) said ‘no’ to hearing a case about the Charter rights of homeless people. What is this case about? What […] More
Spotlight on Poverty: Laura Cattari
What does it really mean to live in poverty in Canada? Why is it important that people living in poverty have their voices heard in the development of law and policy on poverty? More
A True Reconciliation: Close the Poverty Gap
By Zoey Feder Along with the Indian Act, which has enormously limited resources and continually confined Aboriginal rights, the residential school system has left in its bloody wake a legacy of intergenerational trauma and systemic poverty. More

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Have You Taken the Pledge to End Poverty?
Have you taken The Pledge? For the price of a cup of coffee, you can help end poverty in Canada! With the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year, everyone here at CWP has been busy planning for the year ahead. Unfortunately since 2008 CWP hasn’t received any receive government funding so we rely entirely on […] […] More
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