Poverty in Canada

In 2011, Statistics Canada reported that 14.9 percent of Canadians are in "low income" households (i.e. they make less than half the median income). People living in poverty are part of our communities and churches. In 2008, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) noted that poverty had been steadily rising in Canada since the mid-1990s. Find out how your congregation can be part of the solution.

Background Information

Canadian Poverty Statistics (SL) Partner Resource

Citizens for Public Justice Poverty Rates (SL; MJ) pdf

Hunger in Canada Fact Sheet (doc) from CRC Office of Social Justice (SL)

The Burden of Poverty: A snapshot of poverty across Canada (MJ)

Advocacy Support

Canadian Foodgrains Bank (GM) Partner Resource

Dignity for All - National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada (MJ) Partner Resource

Food Banks Canada (MJ) Partner Resource

Harvest for Hunger: Farmers Addressing Global Hunger (MJ) Partner Resource pdf

National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada (MJ)

Poverty in Canada (an awareness paper) (MJ) Partner Resource

Social Assistance in Ontario Resources (MJ) Partner Resource

Books and Movies

Living Justice: A Global Response to Poverty (GPW) Partner Resource