Canada’s poverty problem

Canada’s poverty problem

Canada has a poverty problem.

The numbers are staggering. 3.2 million Canadians live in poverty. And one in five children are living below the poverty line.

But Canadians are fighting back. In the past 5 years, the poverty rate has started to decline. And one million Canadians have climbed out of poverty over the last 3 years.

Tonight on Context, methods to combat chronic poverty and a challenge for Canadians to do more.


541 Eatery and Exchange

Salvation Army Alberta

Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPs)

Push documentary

Yonge Street Mission

Food Banks Canada


Mathew Embry, Context contributor

Robert Perry, CUPs Senior Director, Program & Service Assessment

Major Al Hoeft, Salvation Army Alberta

Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur,  Right to Housing

Angela Draskovic, Yonge Street Mission President

Chris Hatch, CEO Food Banks Canada

Sue Carr, Executive Director of 541 Eatery and Exchange

Brian Dijkema, Cardus Vice President of External Affairs



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