Reports and Resources

There are many good reports and resources from federal, provincial and civil society partners that provide a picture of poverty in Canada and recommendations to address it. Listed below are a few key recommended resources.


National Status Reports



Federal Policy Reports and Initiatives


Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development

And the Status of Persons with Disabilities (2010)


The Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology,

Report of the Subcommittee on Cities. (2009)


Report of the Special Senate Committee on Poverty (1971)


Provincial Reports and Initiatives


   Newfoundland and Labrador

Reducing Poverty: An Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador

   Prince Edward Island

Social Action Plan to Reduce Poverty

   Nova Scotia

Preventing Poverty. Promoting Prosperity. Nova Scotia's Poverty Reduction Strategy

   New Brunswick

Overcoming Poverty Together. The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan


The Will to Act. The Strength to Succeed. National Strategy to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion


Realizing Our Potential: Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy


All Aboard: Manitoba's Poverty Reduction Strategy


Taking Action on Poverty. The Saskatchewan Poverty Reduction Strategy


Together We Raise Tomorrow: An Alberta Approach to Early Childhood Development

Poverty Costs 

   British Columbia

Community Poverty Reduction Strategies: 2015 Progress Report


    Civil Society Initiatives


    A National Anti-Poverty Plan


    A Guide to International Human Rights Law and its Domestic Application in Poverty Reduction Strategies


    Faith Resources


    An Interfaith Workship Resource for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Produced by the Calgary Inter-faith Council (2014)


    An Ecumenical Worship and Action Guide on Poverty and Justice in Canada. 

    A Publication of Citizens for Public Justice (2011)


    Video and Group Discussion Guide.

    A Publication of Sojourners. (2010)