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Canada Without Poverty
About this Member 

Canada Without Poverty is a federally incorporated, non-partisan, not-for-profit and charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada.

Stemming from the Poor Peoples’ Conference in Toronto in 1971 – a national gathering of low-income citizens – Canada Without Poverty was founded later that year as the National Anti-Poverty Organization. In April 2009, it changed its name to Canada Without Poverty so that its name expresses the end that it seeks – a Canada in which no person need suffer what Gandhi called “the worst form of violence.”

One of the special characteristics of Canada Without Poverty is that, since its inception in 1971, it has always been governed by people with direct, personal experience of living in poverty, whether in childhood or as adults. This lived experience informs and helps to guide its work. Its directors are also deeply engaged in combating poverty within their communities, provinces or territories. Their efforts extend the reach of the organization’s work beyond what is possible by a small staff based in Ottawa.

In 2008 Canada Without Poverty adopted new mission, vision and values statements. Acting from the belief that poverty is a violation of human rights and that poverty elimination is a human rights obligation, its work includes raising awareness about poverty, participating in research to generate new knowledge about poverty, and striving to influence public policy to prevent and alleviate poverty.

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