The Government of Canada is committed to developing a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy to reduce poverty and improve the economic well-being of all Canadians so they have a fair chance to succeed.
In order to support the development of the Strategy, they are launching a consultation process to ensure that the diverse needs of Canadians and the different types of approaches used to reduce poverty across the country are considered.
As part of this campaign, they are launching online and in-person consultations with Canadians to discuss key issues related to poverty. All Canadians are invited to participate in the online consultation that will run from February until June 2017.
To complement these consultations with Canadians, call for nominations to select members for a ministerial advisory committee on poverty has also been issued. The committee will be a forum for information sharing and independent discussion on poverty reduction. Committee members will advise the Minister on a range of poverty-related issues.
They hope to establish a committee that will include members who have experienced poverty, academics, service providers, business leaders, and international academics or researchers.Committee members from the areas of academia, service delivery, business, and international academics or researchers on poverty will be selected through an online public call for nominations. Those who have experienced poverty will be selected through a separate call for nominations. For more information on the ministerial advisory committee on poverty, please consult the Committee webpage.
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