National Advisory Council on Poverty

To ensure continued accountability to Canadians on poverty reduction, the Government of Canada created a National Advisory Council on Poverty (Advisory Council).

A public call for applications was held from December 18, 2018 to January 29, 2019.

Chosen from over 800 applications from across Canada, the Advisory Council brings together a committed and diverse group of 10 members, including persons with lived experience, leaders, experts, academics, and practitioners that work in the field of poverty reduction.

The Advisory Council will advise the Government on poverty reduction and report on progress every year.

For more information about the National Advisory Council on Poverty, its role and membership, please consult:

Background

About the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy

On August 21, 2018, the Government of Canada released Opportunity for All – Canada's First Poverty Reduction Strategy.

This initiative is a direct result of extensive engagement with Canadians across the country and introduces:

  • an official measure of poverty, Canada’s Official Poverty Line
  • concrete poverty reduction targets
  • a National Advisory Council on Poverty

Contact us

Social Policy Directorate
National Advisory Council on Poverty
140 Promenade du Portage, 3rd floor
GatineauQC  K1A 0J9
Email: EDSC.CCNP-NACP.ESDC@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca

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