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Poverty is a complex and cross-cutting issue that weaves through several the SDGs. Historically marginalized groups including Indigenous communities, newcomers, immigrants, racialized groups, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQI+, women, and seniors face specific barriers and challenges to achieving wellbeing and prosperity as envisioned by Agenda 2030. Through the work of Campaign 2000 and the lived expertise of many of our partners, we also know that these groups have knowledge and can contribute to solutions to address the complexities and challenges associated with poverty and inequality.

The project’s research approach is grounded in an intersectional and rights-based framework. This means that it aims to deepen knowledge and increase understanding of issues through equitable and reciprocal partnerships, acknowledge that all partners share expertise, and pay attention to power dynamics between all those involves.

A central tenet of the project is that the evidence used to inform Canada’s work to end poverty and achieve Agenda 2030 should be informed by those who live and have lived the realities of poverty.

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Grounded in this framework, the project is developing three key research tools driven by the knowledge and participation of communities from coast to coast to coast:

Community-Driven Action Plan

What needs to happen to end poverty? The calls for change from local communities across the country impacted by poverty will be laid out in an Action Plan, naming the steps required by government to end poverty and achieve the vision of Agenda 2030.

Community-Driven Indicator Framework

How should ending poverty be measured? Inclusive, relevant, localized indicators based on community input will be presented in a framework that centres lived experiences of poverty and local visions of ending poverty.

Policy Change

What policies need to change to achieve specific targets for ending poverty? Current and required policies to address poverty and intersecting issues will be outlined in an interactive document.

Stay tuned for the release of these tools in late-2023!

Community Conversations

Seventeen conversations were hosted across the country between July 2022 and June 2023. Click the pins on the maps to learn more about each conversation:

List of community conversations