Canada Without Poverty / Canada Sans Pauvreté

  • ON


1210 - 1 Nicholas Street
K1N 7B7

About Us

Founded in 1971, Canada Without Poverty (formally the National Anti-Poverty Organization) is an incorporated, not-for-profit, non-partisan, member-based organization dedicated to the eradication of poverty in Canada. We believe this ideal can be realized by 2020, if not sooner, especially in a country as wealthy as our own (see our mission, vision and values statements).

Canada Without Poverty works to address the structural causes of and to promote lasting solutions to poverty. We are especially focused on federal, provincial and territorial government policies and legislation (existing and proposed) that may help or harm low-income Canadians. That is because public policy and legislation are key determinants - often the most important determinants - as to whether some Canadians live in poverty.

At Canada Without Poverty, we anchor our work in the belief that poverty is a violation of human rights and that poverty eradication should be a human rights obligation. We believe that “security of the person” under Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms should be interpreted to mean to include social security (e.g., income security, housing security).

For more information please contact us at Canada Without Poverty!

Warm regards, Tanya