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Opportunity for All – Canada's First Poverty Reduction Strategy (Une chance pour tous : la première Stratégie canadienne de réduction de la pauvreté)

Government of Canada; Employment and Social Development Canada Country Resources Development and Poverty Strategies Canada 15 October 2018 Policy document development, poverty

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Opportunity for All brings together new investments of $22 billion that the Government has made since 2015 to support the social and economic well-being of all Canadians. These actions will help lift about 650,000 Canadians out of poverty by 2019, with more expected as the impacts of these investments are realized in the years to come.
Opportunity for All also sets the foundation for future government investments in poverty reduction. It is based on three pillars to focus government actions to reduce poverty:
Dignity: Lifting Canadians out of poverty by ensuring basic needs—such as safe and affordable housing, healthy food and health care—are met;
Opportunity and Inclusion: Helping Canadians join the middle class by promoting full participation in society and equality of opportunity; and
Resilience and Security: Supporting the middle class by protecting Canadians from falling into poverty and by supporting income security and resilience.
Opportunity for All offers a bold vision for Canada as a world leader in the eradication of poverty, with progress validated in terms of its alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal of ending poverty.


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