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.
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