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Families Deserve Action to End Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has the fiscal capacity to build that poverty-free future where kids can be kids, housed, fed, and thriving

It’s time for the Canada Disability Benefit

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, it’s past time to lift people with disabilities out of poverty

The rich “won” the pandemic: Income inequality skyrocketed in 2021

New data shows what observers long suspected—the rich took advantage of the pandemic to fill their bank accounts

“Allowances” trap institutionalized Canadians in deep poverty

It’s time for governments to address policy that forces disabled people in residential institutions to live in misery

AFB 2024: Income and poverty

Alternative Federal Budget: what the federal government could achieve on income and poverty

How much do I need to earn to afford an apartment in my neighborhood?

Tenants across the country are feeling the pinch from landlords. Just how bad is it where you live?

When it comes to higher education costs, tuition is just the tip of the iceberg

Making postsecondary education affordable means more than reducing fees

The Senate should adopt Bill C-22

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology by CCPA senior researcher Katherine Scott

Corporate profits are driving food price inflation

Remarks to the Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee of the House of Commons

Why did Canada's housing and dental benefits have such low take-up rates?

We need to do better at getting benefits to those who need them.

Kids Can’t Wait: Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Nova Scotia in 2020

The widespread relief programs in the early days of the pandemic showed that it is indeed possible to quickly and dramatically reduce child poverty.

Education: Inequality’s solution or great reinforcer?

For the unlucky children born on the lower rungs of Canada's ladder of inequality, accessing quality education is hard. It doesn't need to be this way.

How the CCPA sparked a national conversation about income inequality

Understanding inequality, and providing policymakers the tools to combat it, is a role the CCPA is happy to fill.

What will it take to tackle income inequality?

Our country has the resources to provide dignity for all—our leaders' failure to do so is a political choice.

Is Quebec a distinct society when it comes to inequality?

It isn't exactly a shining beacon of equality, but Quebec does a lot of things better. Those policies are the result of relatively strong unions and social movements.