National Advisory Council on Poverty

The National Advisory Council on Poverty (Advisory Council) helps the Government of Canada stay accountable to Canadians for lowering poverty. The Advisory Council:

  • advises the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (the Minister) on poverty reduction
  • reports annually on the progress made to meeting the poverty reduction targets
  • engages Canadians in discussions about poverty
  • undertakes activities specified by the Minister

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Call for applications: become a member of the Advisory Council

We are looking for people with knowledge and experience of poverty to fill current and future vacancies on the Advisory Council.


Annual reports of the Advisory Council.

About the National Advisory Council on Poverty

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