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urban poverty project

Poverty is not only about the numbers.

It's about the stark realities of daily life for millions of Canadians. We hope that the numbers provided here will help communities share information, leverage resources and create solutions to the blight of urban poverty in Canada.

The Urban Poverty Project 2007 is a series of comprehensive analytical reports, resource tools, and data profiles which take a broad look at different aspects of urban poverty in Canada, using detailed data from Statistics Canada Censuses and other sources. Reports in the UPP series pay special attention to the status of certain population groups particularly vulnerable to poverty, while others examine the concentration of poverty in urban neighbourhoods.

This series of online documents and resources is designed to be both user-and-planet-friendly. It includes fact sheets, poverty data tables, in-depth reports and summary documents.

Related Materials

  • Poverty Reduction in Canada
    Presentation by Katherine Scott at the CACL 50th Anniversary Conference, November 2008.
  • Poverty Reduction Initiatives in Canada
    Presentation by Katherine Scott at the CDPAC Poverty and Action in Canada conference, November 2008.
  • Shelter - Homelessness in a growth economy: Canada's 21st century paradox
    (by Gordon Laird, for the Sheldon Chumir Foundation)
  • Talking about urban poverty: CCSD's Katherine Scott speaks to Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (May 10, 2007)

From the CCSD Archives: Urban Poverty Project 2000