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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Spotlight on Poverty: Wayne MacNaughton
Everyone’s story of poverty is different. In order to understand how complex the issue of poverty is in Canada, we created the Spotlight on Poverty blog series where we ask our board members, who all have a lived experience of poverty, about their story and how they poverty has affected their own lives. More
10-14-14
Who’s Hungry Report Shows Rise in Food Bank Usage
Last Thursday, Daily Bread Food Bank released their report on trends in food bank dependence in the past year in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This report had some startling statistics, including finding that from April 2013 to March 2014 there were 1,040,400 food bank visits across the GTA. This is the sixth year in […] More
09-29-14
The Trouble With Bill C-585
Have you heard about Bill C-585? If passed, the Bill will remove the national standard that provinces not impose a minimum residency requirement for recipients of social assistance. The Bill will target already marginalized groups, particularly refugee claimants and other protected persons. Today, the Toronto Star published an article written by Nicholas Keung entitled: Bill […] More
09-15-14

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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
09.25.14
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