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We’re Moving!
As of February 28, 2020, you can find us at our new address located at Cooper and O’Connor Streets in Centretown.
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Canada Without Poverty Annual Report 2018 – 2019
Interested in learning more about Canada Without Poverty’s work? Check out our 2018 – 2019 annual report here, or click the image below.
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Ottawa Must Do Better: Proposed RentSafe Bylaw
In the city of Ottawa, where the vacancy rate is between 1.4% and 2.1%, trying to find safe, affordable, and adequate housing is a daunting and stressful task.  When options are limited, the priority of searching for a home that suits your needs is frequently replaced with a search for something that fits your budget. […]
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Cuts to social assistance are detrimental to our social fabric
The cost of living, affordability and tax breaks are top of mind for people living in Canada. Yet, amid the current federal election campaign, party leaders remain virtually silent on the issue of social assistance or ending poverty.
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Canada Without Poverty: A Brief History
Did you know that Canada Without Poverty (CWP) was established in 1971 as the National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) at the first ever Poor People’s Conference? And did you know that CWP was the first non-governmental organization  in the world to appear in front of a United Nations treaty body review?
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Change is a double-sided coin: an excerpt on poverty & trauma
My father once told me, to get to the root of any issue you must ask “why” at least five times.
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