Poverty Trends 2018 Research

Research on Poverty in Canada

Every October, CPJ releases our report on poverty in Canada. It highlights the unequal effects of poverty on racialized people, single-parent families, single seniors and adults, children, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous peoples. We also report on poverty rates of provinces, territories, and communities across Canada.

People living in poverty in Canada face multiple barriers. As a country, we can do better to address these persistent challenges. We need a strong national anti-poverty plan that takes a comprehensive approach to the complex reality of poverty. "Poverty Trends 2018" is CPJ's latest report on poverty in Canada. While overall poverty rates have not seen significant changes in the last several years, particular groups are increasingly vulnerable.

Climate Change 101 Ecological Justice

Research on Ecological Justice

Earth’s average surface temperature has increased by over 0.85°C since the industrial revolution. This is concerning because although earth’s climate has always fluctuated, the rate of climate change has increased dramatically due to human activity as societies have industrialized.

Read the latest research from CPJ to learn more about a public justice perspective on ecological issues.

Refugee Research Refugee Rights

Research on Refugee Rights

CPJ's research highlights the concerns of refugees, advocates, and sponsorship agreements holders in Canada.

Released on World Refugee Day in 2018, Reclaiming Protection includes the first-hand accounts of refugee claimants and amplifies the call for an overhaul to the Safe Third Country Agreement.

A Half Welcome, CPJ's 2017 report on private sponsorship issues in Canada, highlights refugee sponsorship agreements holders' top concerns with federal government policy.  

Taxation Taxation

Research on Taxation

CPJ's research report, “Taxes for the Common Good,” is a series of six fact sheets highlighting the positive role taxes play in a democratic society and summarizing up-to-date information on the costs and opportunities afforded by various federal tax policy options. 

Public programs – such as education, health care, and, early childhood education care – play an important role in reducing income inequality. Tax changes since 2006 have continued to disproportionately benefit the wealthy, particularly single earner families with children and senior couples with substantial pension incomes.

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