Winning the War on Poverty

Canada's poverty level has decreased by at least 20% between 2015 and 2017, helped in part due to a new methodology in solving poverty. Rather than disincentivizing collaboration, advocates got together to create community wide structures that studied the root causes of poverty in their regions and then came up with solutions in partnership with people in poverty, business, non-profits, and the government; what began with six cities now encompasses 344 towns. Of the changes that have come from this, some notable issues include raising the minimum wage and expanding the national child benefit.

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