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Definition: Resources about legal or public policy topics related to situations where people have too little income or resources to provide an acceptable standard of living.
See also keywords:  Homelessness, Loss of employment

Alberta Resources

Alberta Food Banks is the provincial association of food banks in Alberta with a mission to advance the vital role, capacity and voice of Alberta's food banks through advocacy, educational and networking opportunities and exceptional member services

Related keywords: Poverty

The mission of the Centre is to work with others to empower people to move from poverty to prosperity. They enable people to meet their own basic daily needs, participate in community, have sustainable livelihoods, feel hope for the future and make plans for a prosperous life. The Centre offers a variety of programs which include victims services and advocacy.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Homelessness, Poverty, Victim support and victim rights


CCSD is a not-for-profit organization that partners and collaborates with all sectors (not-for-profit, philanthropic, government and business) and communities to advance solutions to today’s toughest social challenges. They are neutral, non-partisan, non-governmental and independent. Their mission is: Nation building through evidence, collaboration and design.The Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization, which was founded in 1920. The CCSD mission is to develop and promote progressive social policies inspired by social justice, equality and the empowerment of individuals and communities. They do this through research, consultation, public education and advocacy.

Related keywords: Civil society, Poverty, Public policy, Research reports and institutes

CERA’s Women’s Program was established in early 2000 to address low-income women’s experiences of inequality and discrimination in housing in Canada. The Women’s Program undertakes advocacy, litigation support, networking and research aimed at investigating and addressing the economic and social conditions that contribute to women’s inequality in housing.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Affordable housing, AIDS/HIV, Homelessness, Human rights, Poverty

Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is a national organization of members inspired by faith to act for justice in Canadian public policy. Website includes position papers and guiding documents on various public justice issues.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Poverty, Public policy

Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing and supporting the food bank community across Canada. Its membership and their respective agencies serve approximately 85% of people accessing essential food programs nationwide.

Related keywords: Poverty

From Employment and Social Development Canada, the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) is a community-based program that relies on communities to determine their own needs and to develop appropriate projects. It encourages cooperation between governments, agencies, and community-based organizations to find local solutions for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The HPS recognizes that stable housing is a basic requirement for improving health, parenting, education, and employment. It emphasizes transitional and supportive housing to help individuals and families move to greater autonomy and self-sufficiency.  

Related keywords: Affordable housing, Homelessness, Poverty

Justice for Girls (JFG) is a non-profit organization from British Columbia that promotes freedom from violence, social justice and equality for teenage girls who live in poverty. JFG programs include: Criminal Justice Monitoring Program, Advocacy Program, Young Women's Internship Program and Public Education Activities.
Related keywords: Poverty, Racism, Youth criminal justice

Pivot's mandate is to use the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion. Pivot carries out its work through legal campaigns around policing, housing, and sex work that would result in meaningful positive change for people living in poverty.

Related keywords: Affordable housing, Homelessness, Human rights, Legal services, Poverty, Public legal education organizations

PovNet is an internet site for advocates, people on welfare, and community groups and individuals involved in anti-poverty work. It provides up-to-date information about welfare and housing laws and resources in British Columbia and Canada. PovNet is a national site with training and resources available for intermediaries across the country.

Related keywords: Advocacy, Poverty