End poverty in all its forms, everywhere
While extreme poverty has declined around the world, there are still more than 1 billion people living on less than $1.90/day.
In Canada, almost 5 million people live in relative poverty, particularly young people, single parents, the elderly, Indigenous peoples, racialized communities, and people living with disabilities.
Countries that have successfully reduced poverty have done so by:
- promoting sustainable and inclusive growth;
- creating more and better jobs;
- investing in people’s health, education, nutrition, and sanitation; and
- putting in place effective safety net programs to build the resilience of vulnerable communities.
Ending poverty is possible – and a crucial step to reaching the other global goals. Let’s ensure everyone has the necessities they need – not only to survive, but to thrive – by 2030.
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“As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” - Nelson Mandela
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