Poverty Reduction Strategy
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The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy to reduce poverty and improve the economic well-being of all Canadian families so that they can have a real and fair chance to succeed.
Poverty is a complex issue that affects more than 3 million Canadians. That means that 1.9 million families struggle to make ends meet.
To ensure that the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy reflects the diversity of needs and approaches throughout the country, we are:
– consulting with Canadians across Canada on poverty reduction;- establishing a Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty through an open call for nominations to select leaders, practitioners and experts with experience in poverty and poverty reduction as well as a separate targeted call for nominations to select people who have experienced poverty; and
– conducting the Tackling Poverty Together research project – an in-depth case study in six communities across Canada.
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Consulting Canadians on poverty reduction
To better inform the development of the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy, the Government of Canada has launched an online and in-person consultation process to engage with Canadians on key issues related to poverty.
All Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultation that will run from February to June 2017.
Join the online conversation now! https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/consultation.html
Advisory Committee on Poverty
A public call for nominations is now open to interested individuals who have experience with poverty reduction from four key areas—including academia, international expertise, service delivery and business.
The Government of Canada has launched a separate targeted call for nominations for Canadians who have experienced poverty.
The Committee will provide independent expertise and advice on issues related to poverty reduction to help inform the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Learn more and submit your application now! https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/nomination.html
Tackling Poverty Together
Tackling Poverty Together is a research project dedicated to understanding poverty in Canada and identify what can be improved to lift Canadians out of poverty.
The results from the project, which will involve case studies in six communities across Canada, will inform the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Learn more about this research project http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1121839&_ga=1.147397559.187937717.1406068873
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Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy – Discussion paper https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/discussion-paper.html
Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy – A backgrounder on poverty in Canada https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/esdc-edsc/documents/programs/homelessness/consultations/poverty-reduction/backgrounder/No783-Poverty-reduction-Backgrounder.pdf
Towards a Poverty Reduction Strategy – In brief https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/nomination/brief.html
News release: Canadians will have their say on the country’s Poverty Reduction Strategy http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?mthd=tp&crtr.page=1&nid=1187479&crtr.tp1D=1&_ga=1.91903898.187937717.1406068873
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, launches consultations and advisory committee to support the development of Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.
Consultations are now open! https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/consultation.html
There are several ways Canadians can contribute to the Poverty Reduction Strategy. Join the conversation by participating in the discussion forum, taking a survey and/or sharing your story.
Call for nominations for an Advisory Committee is now open! https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/nomination.html
Apply online now! The application period is open from February 13 to March 13, 2017. We’re looking for individuals in these areas to help inform the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy: academics, service delivery, business, and international academics or researchers on poverty.