In early 2015, the Dignity for All Campaign took a huge step towards achieving “Want” 1; Dignity for All: A National Anti-Poverty Plan was launched to address the needs of the one in seven Canadians who live in poverty.There are six major domains of the Plan: income security; housing and homelessness; health; food security; early childhood education and care; jobs and employment. Each of these domains addresses a key issue with regards to ending poverty.
To accompany the release of the National Anti-Poverty Plan, Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice have begun a series of in-person workshops across the country throughout spring and summer 2015. The workshops are designed to enable participants to reflect on poverty in their communities, learn more about poverty in Canada and Dignity for All’s model anti-poverty plan, and build skills and strategies for action on local and national levels. By taking the plan from coast-to-coast-to-coast, we will be working with communities to develop tools to tell policy makers in their communities that #WeNeedAPlan and #WeHaveAPlan.