The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, has announced the Tackling Poverty Together Project which will inform the development of new Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.
This project will consist of conducting case studies in six communities to provide a regional perspective as well as a broader understanding of poverty in communities across the country. It will also allow the Government to hear directly from Canadians living in poverty and learn from organizations who deliver poverty reduction programs.
The Tackling Poverty Together Project will start in Saint John, New Brunswick, in the coming months. This work will subsequently take place in Trois-Rivières, Toronto, Winnipeg, Yellowknife and Tisdale.
“With the development of a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy underway, we are taking an important step towards reducing poverty in Canada. This is how we will realize our vision of a diverse, prosperous and truly inclusive country—a country where everyone can realize their full potential.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
SOURCE: Employment and Social Development Canada
- Six cities chosen as test sites for national anti-poverty strategy, published September 2, 2016 by Merto News
- Liberals’ Anti-Poverty Strategy: 6 Cities Chosen As Test Sites, published September 2, 2016 by Huffington Post
- Minister Duclos’ speech in St. John, NB, announcing the project