Backgrounder: Poverty Reduction Strategy Engagement Process
Poverty Reduction Strategy Engagement Process
Through the engagement process the
Government reached out through in-person roundtables, public town halls and
online forums. Thousands of Canadians responded with surveys, shared stories
and email submissions. The department compiled research information and
feedback from First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, academics, researchers,
stakeholders, service delivery organizations, youth and people with lived
experience of poverty.
The Government called for ideas to #ReducePoverty in Canada through a contest for youth aged 12 to 24 years old, and young Canadians from across the country responded. Five innovative, passionate and inspired entries were chosen to be presented at the National Poverty Conference in Ottawa, Ontario last September, and can be seen on Canada.ca.
Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty
The Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty is composed of 17 leaders from academia, business and service delivery working in the field of poverty reduction, as well as individuals who have experienced poverty first-hand. The Committee members provide expertise and independent advice to the Minister.
National Poverty Conference
On September 27-28, 2017, the National Poverty Conference
brought together academics, stakeholders, researchers, front-line service
providers, people with lived experience of poverty, youth and members of the
Advisory Committee on Poverty to discuss what was heard from Canadians during
the engagement process.
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