Poverty Trends 2017 Poverty in Canada

Research on Poverty in Canada

Every October, CPJ releases our report on poverty in Canada. It highlights the unequal impact of poverty on new immigrants, families led by single mothers, un-attached adults, youth, and Aboriginal people. We also report on poverty rates of provinces, territories, and communities across Canada.

People living in poverty in Canada face multiple barriers. As a country, we can do better to address these persistent challenges. We need a national anti-poverty plan that takes a comprehensive approach to the complex reality of poverty. "Poverty Trends 2017" is CPJ's latest report on poverty in Canada. While overall poverty rates have not seen significant change in the last several years, particular groups are increasingly vulnerable.

Climate Change 101 Ecological Justice

Research on Ecological Justice

Earth’s average surface temperature has increased by over 0.85°C since the industrial revolution. This is concerning because although earth’s climate has always fluctuated, the rate of climate change has increased dramatically due to human activity as societies have industrialized.

Read the latest research from CPJ to learn more about a public justice perspective on ecological issues.

Refugee Research Refugee Rights

Research on Refugee Rights

CPJ's research highlights the concerns of refugee sponsorship agreements holders as well as the negative effects that a minimum residency requirement for social assistance would have on refugee claimants in Canada.

A Half Welcome, CPJ's 2017 report on private sponsorship issues in Canada highlights refugee sponsorship agreements holders' (SAHs) top concerns with federal government policy.  

Taxation Taxation​

Research on Taxation

CPJ's research report, “Taxes for the Common Good,” is a series of six fact sheets highlighting the positive role taxes play in a democratic society and summarizing up-to-date information on the costs and opportunities afforded by various federal tax policy options. 

Public programs – such as education, health care, and, early childhood education care – play an important role in reducing income inequality. Tax changes since 2006 have continued to disproportionately benefit the wealthy, particularly single earner families with children and senior couples with substantial pension incomes.

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