Canada Without Poverty

Address: 334 MacLaren St, Unit 300, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0M6 

Tel: (613) 789-0096            
Toll Free: 1-800-810-1076 
Twitter: CWP_CSP 
Media Inquiries: Please contact our national coordinator Emilly Renaud at


Canada Without Poverty seeks to eradicate poverty in Canada for the benefit of all by educating Canadians about the human and financial cost of poverty, and by identifying public policy solutions. 

Target Population:

Anyone living in poverty in Canada and service providers.

Highlights of Programs/Services Offered:

CWP works to relieve poverty in Canada by: 

  • Advancing the knowledge of, and the study of, poverty in Canada by organizing conferences and workshops on topics related to poverty; 
  • Undertaking and supporting research into factors that contribute to poverty and the most appropriate ways to mitigate these; 
  • Producing and disseminating articles, commentary and reports on topics related to relieving poverty; 
  • Providing information to government officials and the public to increase knowledge of poverty related issues and how to more effectively relieve poverty; 
  • Working with food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, social housing providers and other social agencies to relieve poverty while promoting respect for the human rights of people living in poverty; 
  • Directing people to the government programs and offices by which people may access benefits to which they may be entitled; 
  • To uphold and ensure compliance with international human rights law as it relates to the relief of poverty, including, among others, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; 
  • To receive and maintain a fund or funds and to apply all or part of the principal and income therefrom, from time to time, to charitable organizations that are also registered charities under the Income Tax Act (Canada); 
  • To do all things incidental and ancillary to the attainment of the above objects. 
  • Income Tax Act Charter Challenge 
  • This is Poverty 
  • CWP at the UN 
  • CWP in the Courts 
  • CWP on the Hill 
  • Dignity for All 
  • Human Rights Education 
  • Submissions and Reports 
  • Speeches and Presentations 
  • Resources

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