February 24, 2011

Fixing the poverty escalator

When the Collectif pour un Quebec sans Pauvrete held meetings across the province to craft a citizens Bill to Combat Poverty more than a decade ago, someone said living in poverty is like being on a down escalator. The people on the up escalator tell you to just try harder to climb out of poverty. But with every step you take to climb up, the escalator carries you down.

February 7, 2011

Building a Resilient Ontario

The 25 in 5 Network for Poverty Reduction made a submission to Ontario's pre-budget hearings.

It's recommends the most effective public investments to both stimulate the economy and help move people out of poverty.

Building a Resilient Ontario cautions against two challenges: allowing poverty to be put on the back burner and getting knocked off course during troubled economic times.