Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy: visual representations

Visual representation 1: Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy

Infographic providing an overview of Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. Text description follows.

Description

Canada’s Official Poverty Line:

  • Is the first official poverty line in Canada’s history

Targets:

  1. Reduce poverty by 20% by 2020 and by 50% by 2030, as measured by Canada’s Official Poverty Line
  2. Reduce chronic homelessness by 50%
  3. End all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve by March 2021
  4. Housing need reduced or eliminated for 530,000 households

A National Advisory Council on Poverty:

  • Track and publicly report on progress, provide advice and continue dialogue with Canadians

Measurement and tracking progress:

  • Improve understanding of poverty by regularly updating Canada’s Official Poverty Line, addressing data gaps and tracking progress through an indicator dashboard

Poverty Reduction Legislation:

  • Propose to legislate the vision, targets, Canada’s Official Poverty Line as the official measure of poverty and accountability mechanisms

Pillars:

  1. Dignity: Lift Canadians out of poverty by ensuring basic needs are met
  2. Opportunity and Inclusion: Help Canadians join the middle class by promoting full participation in society and equality of opportunity
  3. Resilience and Security: Support the middle class by protecting Canadians from falling into poverty and by supporting income security and resilience

Government investments that support poverty reduction

A course of action that is meaningful, measurable and monitored

Employment and Social Development Canada / Emploi et Développement social Canada

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Visual representation 2: The Journey to Opportunity for All – Engaging with Canadians

Infographic providing a visual narrative of the engagement activities that informed the development of Opportunity for All – Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. Text description follows.

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In-Person:

Map showing points of interaction across Canada. The majority of points are near the southern border. The largest concentrations are in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia.

Over 600 Canadians consulted through 33 conversations in 9 different provinces and territories

Over 5,500 Canadians reached through the Tackling Poverty Together Project

13 session led by Government of Canada officials in collaboration with provinces, territories, Indigenous groups or organizations

29 meetings with multiple levels of government, including Canadian municipalities

12 roundtables with stakeholders

4 public town hall events

4 roundtables with Indigenous Leadership

The Ministerial Advisory Committee on Poverty brought together a diverse group of 17 leaders, academic experts and practitioners working in the field of poverty reduction, and individuals who have experienced poverty first hand.

The Committee provided advice to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on a range of poverty-related issues.

National Poverty Conference (September 27-28, 2017)

Release of the What We Heard Report (February 20, 2018)

Online:

Poverty Reduction Strategy

1,127 email submissions

584 completed surveys

199 stories and comments

Youth Contest #ReducePoverty in Canada – Youth submissions from 64 persons

Employment and Social Development Canada / Emploi et Développement social Canada

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The Journey to Opportunity for All – Engaging with Canadians [PDF - 166KB]

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