As the Federal Government continues to explore what type of poverty reduction strategy they want to adopt, we made a submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities’ study on poverty reduction strategies.
We explained that the essential elements of a poverty reduction strategy include:
- Legislated targets and timelines in Poverty Reduction Act
- Lead Minister
- Cross-ministry committee with full representation
- Accountability mechanisms
- Adequate funding
Many of the issues are within provincial or territorial jurisdictions; however the federal government has a role to play in providing strong leadership and conditional funding.
Read our full submission here.