Canada is a prosperous country, yet roughly 1 in 8 Canadians lived in poverty. The vision of Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy is a Canada without poverty,because we all suffer when our fellow citizens are left behind. We are all in this together, from governments, to community organizations, to the private sector, to all Canadians who are working hard each and every day to provide for themselves and their families. The Government has also made longer-term investments in areas such as housing, clean water, health, transportation, early learning and child care, and skills and employment, which will help address multiple dimensions of poverty.
What we are doing
- Programs moving people from poverty to possibility - 1,074
- Support for nutritious and affordable food programs -$10 million
- Investment in employment and financial literacy initiatives - $16.8 million
- Resources for improving access to safe and affordable housing - $19.7 million