About Our Charity

Canada Without Poverty is an Ottawa-based, federally incorporated, charitable and non-partisan organization, founded in 1971 as the National Anti-Poverty Organization.

Our name expresses the end that we seek – a Canada in which no person need suffer what Gandhi called “the worst form of violence.” Our logo symbolizes rising above one’s poverty line towards a brighter future.

Canada Without Poverty works to address the structural causes of and to promote lasting solutions to low income, material deprivation and social exclusion. Our principal and formal charitable objects are as follows:

a) To advance the knowledge of, and the study of, poverty in Canada by organizing conferences and workshops on topics related to poverty;

b) To conduct research relating to poverty and to disseminate the results of such research;

c) To alleviate poverty, to direct people to the government programs and offices by which people may access benefits to which they may be entitled.

How You Can Support CWP

Since 2008 CWP has not received any receive government funding so we rely entirely on the amazing support of individual and organization donors.

There are a number of ways that you can help support CWP:

1) Make a donation – Our small team at CWP will use this contribution to positively engage community leaders, politicians and decision makers at every level to help eradicate poverty in Canada.

2) Take the Pledge to End Poverty – The Pledge to End Poverty is our monthly giving program and for as little as 3 dollars a month you are helping Canada Without Poverty continue to develop and produce dynamic and influential programs, research and advocacy.

3) Make helping eliminate poverty your legacy – Making a planned or legacy gift is a wonderful way to support things you care about the most. Through planned giving you can have a real impact on the future of ending poverty in Canada.


Canada Without Poverty is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada. CWP is here because of your support. We would not be able to continue our work in eliminating poverty without your help. Please consider making a donation to CWP to support our work in ending poverty for everyone in Canada.