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Taking action on poverty: “It might seem insurmountable, but it’s not”

Stephanie Baker Collins and her colleagues at the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI) brought two powerful speakers to campus last week - Natalie Appleyard from Citizens for Public Justice & Dignity for All and Laura Cattari from the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction - to outline a platform and current advocacy towards a comprehensive plan for poverty reduction.

Mar 29, 2018

How can we reduce poverty in Canada? How can we build a country that promotes the wellbeing and social inclusion of all?

These were two of the questions discussed at the Beyond Income event which looked at the complexity of poverty in Canada and explored what strategies to support those experiencing poverty could look like, both at the provincial and federal levels.

Among the resources they described was Living in the Gap, snapshots of the monthly incomes, expenses, and experiences of households drawn from data across the country to illustrate the many forms and causes of income precarity.

Living in the Gap: https://dignityforall.ca/living-in-the-gap-infographics/ 

McMaster Community Poverty Initiative
https://poverty.mcmaster.ca/

Read the full article on this event which was published on Daily News.”