News from Canada Without Poverty

Canada Without Poverty is a federally incorporated, non-partisan, not-for-profit and charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada.

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A breakdown of anti-poverty measures in budget 2018

The Dignity for All campaign applauds indexing the Canada Child Benefit (CCB) and strengthening the Working Income Tax Benefit (WITB), now called the Canada Workers Benefit (CWB).

Posted:
April 04, 2018

Trudeau commits to poverty reduction strategy

Canada Without Poverty has praised the government's intentions as outlined in Trudeau's mandate letter to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development. 

Posted:
November 16, 2015

How the Refugee Heath Care Decision Could Hurt the Poor

Recently, the Federal Court decision Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care et al v. AG (Canada) was released. In the decision, Justice Mactavish found that the government has violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms by restricting access to health care for refugees. On the surface this may seem like a very positive decision for the rights of those living within Canada. But upon close inspection, we at CWP are very concerned that this decision could have harmful consequences for people living in poverty.

Posted:
July 21, 2014