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Anti-Poverty Projects in Canada

"Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings."                                                                         
– Nelson Mandela

The Social Justice Fund supports initiatives to end poverty in Canada

In the last few years there has been growing involvement of the PSAC regions, human rights committees, area councils and locals in developing anti-poverty projects. These projects address:

  • the impact of cuts to services, social security and affordable housing
  • the involvement of PSAC members in community gardens to supplement the diet of low-income families
  • poverty among Aboriginal people and women
  • the rights of racialized communities in Toronto, Montréal, the NCR and Vancouver
  • wages and working conditions of precarious workers
  • the issue of access for people with disabilities 
  • the rights of LGBT persons

National Anti-Poverty Projects

Regional Anti-Poverty Projects