Low Income & Poverty
Poverty can be defined as a lack of income, shelter, and/or food insecurity. Resources here spread awareness about the prevalence of poverty and assist those experiencing poverty in accessing programs for financial benefits, education, housing, child care, and employment.
This is a comprehensive resource list of books, articles, reports, and stories to learn more about human rights, poverty, racism and the criminal justice system.
Social housing assists those in Yukon who are low-income. Rent is kept at 25% of your total gross household (combined) income. To qualify you must be a resident of Yukon, with a household income under the current housing income limits thresholds.
This master list has resources that come from the official BC website.
The Benefits Finder is a tool that can help you find benefits and services that you may be eligible for
They help people reach out to their local government for money assistance.
A description of legal barriers for youth in rural and isolated areas of Canada. Discussed are: the inaccessibility of services, transportation difficulties in and out of communities, delays in processing, and problems specific to Indigenous communities (discrimination, poverty, etc.)
Choices for Youth is a professional services, youth-focused, non-profit, charitable organization that helps youth and young families, ages 16-29, secure stable housing and employment, while working towards family stability, and better health. With a focus on prevention, intervention, and support, they help youth and their families break cycles of poverty and homelessness and transition to healthy, stable, and independent lives.
CAP Canada has been working hard to provide hope and support for those struggling with debt.
Food First NL works with communities in Newfoundland & Labrador to ensure everyone has access to affordable, healthy, and culturally appropriate food.
With the help of Habitat families, donors, community partners and volunteers, Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa builds affordable homes that provide a solid foundation for local families.
Founded in 1985, Habitat for Humanity Canada is a national, charitable organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home.
Islamic Relief Canada is a nonprofit organization that works with communities to become more resilient to calamities. Through islamic values, expertise and global outreach, they wish to inspire and help people respond quickly to disasters and fight poverty. You can help by making a donation, volunteering, starting a campaign and much more.
Poverty impacts each of us, and each city across Canada, in a unique way. Many Canadians living in poverty face difficult decisions about things most of us take for granted. Challenge your perspective on poverty.
The Network Café is a social enterprise where individuals facing barriers to enter or re-enter the workforce would have an opportunity for meaningful employment and work experience. They provide hands-on training in food preparation, food safety, and customer service skills to staff members who are able to use these experiences to find permanent employment in the hospitality/customer service field. ** closed till Fall 2022
This non-government, not-for-profit charitable organization provides a safe haven and support services to women, children and families who are experiencing homelessness and/or domestic and family violence, poverty or seeking asylum.
Oxfam-Quebec is a non-profit and non-partisan organization which strives to strengthen its partners and allies to fight poverty and injustice.
This program targets low-income working families in BC by providing them with financial assistance based on their income, employment status, and amount of children.
This program gives low-income households access to housing that’s either part of the private rental market or owned by housing cooperatives or non-profit organizations. Tenants pay rent equal to 25% of their income.
The Homeless Hub is a library of over 30,000 resources. They have community profiles for every province, including Saskatchewan. On these profiles are statistics about the province's poverty and homelessness, as well as community resources.
ACG works toward ending poverty and achieving a peaceful and healthy world, with dignity and full participation for all.
A program providing up to $50,000 in loans to qualifying Canadian Aboriginal people to assist in the purchase of a home off-reserve in the GTA.
True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern and remote Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. With more than 60% of Indigenous children living below the poverty line, there is much work to be done. The issue facing Indigenous communities in Canada are complex. True North Aid believes that self-governance and self-determination is the key to closing the poverty gap.
UBI Works Canada is working on making Basic Income an election-winning policy by building voter support, spreading evidence-based narratives, and empowering leaders and advocates.
VIDEA is committed to ending global poverty and creating a more just and equitable world. VIDEA strengthens the environment where youth and communities, globally, have access to the education, skills and support necessary to take feminist leadership in developing their own sustainable solutions to gender equality, environment, Indigenous and human rights violations and injustice.
Vote Housing is a national non-partisan campaign, started during the 2021 federal election, designed to engage and mobilize Canadians to form a grassroots movement to rally public and political support for ending homelessness and housing need in Canada.
Read, Watch, & Learn
These quotes about poverty from presidents, philosophers, diplomats, authors, religious and others can help start a conversation about poverty and possibly lead to action on behalf of the poor.
This memoir talks about two kids that grew up in the same city, but led two entirely different lives. The memoir talks about the story of the two boys as they develop a penpal-like relationship after the other Wes Moore was served a life sentence in prison.
Power in Numbers