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Caledon report

Poverty Policy

Published on 31/10/2008

This paper discusses ten major policy areas that comprise the core of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy:

  • affordable housing which involves the creation of new units, property retrofit and/or rent supplementation
  • early childhood development, including sufficient affordable high-quality child care
  • high school completion and improved literacy proficiency
  • demand-driven customized training that engages the private sector, training institutions and employment programs, and the removal of employment barriers, particularly for foreign-trained workers
  • improved minimum wages and enhanced supplementation of low earnings through the federal Working Income Tax Benefit and provincial earnings supplements, and of income through federal and provincial/territorial child benefits
  • appropriate replacement of employment earnings through a restored and improved unemployment insurance system
  • adequate income and appropriate supports for persons with disabilities
  • assistance with the creation of assets for low-  and modest-income households and support for the social economy
  • strong social infrastructure in the form of community spaces and associated recreation and cultural programs
  • place-based initiatives that fashion integrated approaches to intervention and that create effective responses to tackling poverty through creative combinations of resources and approaches.

ISBN – 1-55382-317-6

 

Summary

This paper discusses ten major policy areas that comprise the core of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy:

Topic(s)

Housing and homelessness, Income security, Indigenous peoples, Poverty