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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Budget Bill Targets Refugees at their Most Vulnerable
For Immediate Release National/Regional/Local October 28, 2014 – Canada without Poverty and the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) today expressed their deep dismay at provisions in Bill C-43, the omnibus budget bill that could lead to newly arrived refugees being deprived of social assistance. “I’m thinking of the pregnant women and the mothers with small […] More
Keeping Canada Safe: Redoubling Social Investments
For Immediate Release National/Regional/Local October 24, 2014 – Canada Without Poverty (CWP) was gravely concerned with the actions of those who have attacked Canadian Military forces in Ottawa, and Montreal over the past week. But the actions of Mr. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau were not those of a terrorist, but rather of an individual living in poverty […] More
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

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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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