Dignity for All

At the national policy level, the SJF supports Dignity for All: The Campaign for a Poverty-Free Canada, a joint campaign of Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice.  A priority of this campaign is to develop and promote progressive policy solutions to form the basis of a model federal poverty reduction plan. The federal government is uniquely placed to address poverty at a national level in light of the role it plays with respect to:

  • Canada Child Tax Benefit, GST Tax Credit; Working Income Tax Benefit and Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors.
  • Programs and services designed to economically assist Inuit, First Nations and Métis peoples; newcomers and persons with disabilities;
  • Federal transfers to the provinces and territories under programs such as the Canada Transfer and Affordable Housing Agreements
  • And fair and progressive taxation of individuals and businesses as a way to generate sufficient revenues to support effective public programs.