The Canadian Poverty Hub

The Canadian Poverty Hub will be an online repository of relevant research with respect to the causes and impacts of poverty as well as policies and best practices in poverty prevention and reduction. The Poverty Hub will provide a searchable database for researchers, practitioners and government policy officials to access current research on a range of poverty related issues including:

  • Access to Justice
  • Children and Youth
  • Disability Issues
  • Economic Development
  • Employment and Labour
  • Energy Poverty
  • Food Security
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Income Security
  • Indigenous issues
  • Mental Health
  • Racialization of poverty
  • Safety and security
  • Seniors
  • Social Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth

Resources will include:

  • Policies
  • Poverty report cards
  • Research reports
  • Research summaries
  • Thesis dissertations
  • Toolkits
  • Video / audio files
  • Books / chapters
  • Community plans
  • Conference presentations
  • Educational materials (curricula)
  • Fact sheets
  • Journal articles
  • Literature reviews
  • Magazine articles

To submit resources for inclusion in the Poverty Hub please email providing a description of the resource and a link to the resource or an electronic copy.

The Canadian Poverty Hub is being developed in partnership with the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness at York University and will be integrated into the Homeless Hub, a national online repository where services providers, researchers, government representatives, students, and the general public can access and share research, stories, and best practices on homelessness. Currently under development, the Canadian Poverty Hub is expected to launch in April 2017.