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.


Poor Bashing Considered Acceptable Jounralism: Windsor Star
An unfortunate reality has reared it’s ugly head in Windsor, Ontario this past week – poor bashing is alive and well.  In what has become a heated debate on panhandling, the Windsor Star newspaper has decided to take the conversation offside and allow hateful, derogatory language to be published as part of public discourse.  When […] More
CWP Speaks Out Against the Federal Elections Act on the Hill
Yesterday, CWP’s Executive Director, Leilani Farha, spoke at the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) on Parliament Hill against the Fair Elections Act (Bill C-23).  In defence of the right to vote, and in protecting the interest of the most marginalized in our society, CWP has taken a stand against this Bill and […] More
Health Accord Expires; Equitable Access to Services at Risk
March 31st marks the last day of the current Canada Health Accord.  Signed by the federal and provincial/territorial governments in 2004, this 10-year plan brought $41 billion in financial transfers to provincial health systems with the goal of equitable access to services and the promotion of national health standards.  In place of this accord the […] More


Vancouver Human Rights Workshop April 30- FULL
On Wednesday April 30th, 2014 CWP and our Executive Director Leilani Farha will be in downtown Vancouver for a one-day workshop on human rights and how it relates to poverty, housing and food security. This course is now FULL. […] More
Stay tuned for upcoming events!
Various events and projects are in the pipeline at this time.  The best way to stay up-to-date is to join our mailing list!  Click here to receive regular updates on our activities.  You can also see what we are working on by visiting our Action page. […] More
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