When people live in poverty, nearly every aspect of their life is affected. Poverty shapes their experiences with our intersecting social systems, including the criminal justice system, civic and electoral systems, sports, and the arts.
Our work on advancing economic and social rights raises the question: what if we built all of our systems on a foundation of human rights?
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The Canadian criminal justice system is complex, with multiple actors, various levels of government involved in its oversight and operations, and processes that are difficult to navigate for most individuals, especially without legal guidance.Learn more
Right to education
Education empowers people and acts as an enabler for realizing your other rights.Learn more
Human rights cities
Cities are perfectly positioned to champion economic and social rights, given their responsibilities in corresponding policy and program delivery areas.Learn more