Parliamentary Report Calls for a Federal Poverty Reduction Plan

November 19, 2010


The House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities has tabled an extensive report calling for a federal poverty reduction plan.  The report’s 59 recommendations include measures to increase funding for community organizations to reduce poverty, and increased funding for social economy initiatives.

The federal report can be retrieved from the parliamentary website

Dignity for All: the Campaign for a Poverty-Free Canada and Make Poverty History, two national anti-poverty campaigns of which CCEDNet is a member, have issued a joint release applauding the report and already looking towards the government response which is required in 120 days. 

The Dignity for All and Make Poverty History release is available here.