Chew On This! 2019 is coming: are you ready?
The Dignity for All campaign (co-lead by CWP and Citizens for Public Justice) is excited to announce the seventh annual Chew On This! campaign!
Together with hundreds of anti-poverty groups, advocates, churches, and community groups, we called for the creation of a national anti-poverty plan that was comprehensive in scope, based in a human rights framework, and adequately funded. Last year, we saw some fruits of this labour.
In late August, the government released Opportunity for All, Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy. Dignity for All welcomed the National Poverty Reduction Strategy as an important first step for our country, but the work cannot end here.
The millions of people living in poverty in Canada need significant action and investment to end poverty in Canada – and they need it now. For #ChewOnThis 2019, our message is simple: The country is watching. It’s time to show the millions of people in Canada living in poverty that their government cares about them.
We’re asking our next federal government to show their commitment to a poverty-free Canada by choosing effective human rights policies and making poverty a budget priority within their first 90 days in office. With more than 100 groups in 65 cities from coast-to-coast-to-coast joining in last year’s call for a stronger national anti-poverty plan, we hope Chew on This! 2019 will be bigger and louder than ever!
Visit www.chewonthis.ca to organize an event in your community and learn more.