Strategies in Canada



For recent information on poverty elimination work in Canada, check out this page at the Canada Without Poverty website. Poverty Progress Profiles


Dignity for All: A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada,  Canada Without Poverty,  2015.


Saskatchewan Social Services document “From Dependence to Independence: Actions and Investments for Saskatchewan’s Most Vulnerable People”.Saskatchewan Social Services, Regina, Summer 2012.


Federal All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus

The new federal All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus held it first meeting on  June 12, 2012. Canada Without Poverty has been working to help catalyze the formation of this bi-partisan caucus, with representatives from the federal political parties. New federal All-Party Anti-Poverty Caucus

“First Call critiques ‘alleged’ BC poverty strategy”
By Katie Hyslop August 1, 2012. The Hook in The Tyee online magazine.

“BC Launches Hyper-local Poverty Strategies: Minister says plan avoids cookie cutter approach, advocates say it avoids making real change.” By Katie Hyslop, 30 Apr 2012,


Earlier sources on poverty reduction or elimination strategies in Canada.

“Federal parties unite in call for anti-poverty strategy”. By Norma Greenaway, Postmedia News: Thursday, November 18, 2010.

Government of Alberta. Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness. “A Plan for Alberta: Ending Homelessness in 10 Years”.

“Lukaszuk urged to up basic wage by two bits” By Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal September 16, 2010.
“The standing committee on the economy voted Wednesday to recommend Employment Minister Thomas Lukaszuk quickly raise the minimum wage to $9.05 and that he take steps to implement a provincewide poverty reduction strategy similar to the 10-year plan to end homelessness.

British Columbia
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition.

Government of Manitoba. “All Aboard: Manitoba’s Poverty Reduction Strategy”.

Newfoundland and Labrador
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.

New Brunswick
Government of New Brunswick. “Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan.” Implementation by Economic and Social Inclusion Corporation.

Nova Scotia
Government of Nova Scotia. “Nova Scotia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy: Preventing Poverty, Promoting Prosperity”.

Northwest Territories
In Februrary 2010 a motion passed “… calling on the government to develop a comprehensive anti-poverty strategy for the Northwest Territories.”

“Government of Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., call on Nunavummiut to help reduce poverty.”

Government of Ontario. Realizing Our Potential: Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (2014-2019).

Prince Edward Island
Government of Prince Edward Island. Speech from the Throne, November 12, 2010. “… early in the new year, my government will release a Poverty Reduction discussion paper that will begin the process, in consultation with Islanders, of examining further options to improve the well-being of Islanders who are vulnerable or in need.”

Government of Quebec. “Fight Against Poverty and Social Exclusion.” February, 2010.

Poverty Free Saskatchewan. “Let’s Do Something About Poverty”. Document calling for a strategy to eliminate poverty.

Waterloo, Ontario
Poverty Free Waterloo Region.

Government of Yukon. “The Whitehorse Housing Adequacy Study” and “The Dimensions of Social Inclusion and Social Exclusion in Yukon 2010 report” released as part of the creation of the Yukon Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Strategy.

“Provincial and Territorial Anti-Poverty Strategies and Poverty Reduction Campaigns”. Canadian Social Research Links.