Dignity for All: A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada

snow heartDeveloped through an extensive process of community engagement by Dignity for All presents the key planks of a national anti-poverty plan for Canada.
The plan calls for the Federal Government to immediately take action to address both the immediate and long-term needs of the 1 in 7 Canadians who live in poverty.

What is poverty costing us in BC?

Alberta is comfortable with an economic argument. That may be the reason they are leaving BC in the dust when it comes to Early Childhood intervention.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada published it’s first position statement on Early Childhood this year. It made 15 recommendations:

Recommendation #7:  A pan-Canadian poverty reduction strategy, including the eradication of child poverty, with clear accountability and measurable targets.

We can be motivated by justice or by economics. Either way, the math is the same.

What is poverty costing us in BC?