Confront the realities of Poverty in Canada

The Poverty Challenge is an intensive one-day summit on poverty. It provides education about living in poverty in Canada and about poverty reduction.

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Confront the Realities of Poverty

Learn about the realities of individuals living in poverty and experiencing homelessness in Canada.

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Navigate the system in a simulation

Discover the complex bureaucratic system of urban poverty.

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Become an agent of social change

Act on what you have learned and work in your community to reduce the number of people living in poverty.

Poverty Challenge Toolkits for Professionals, Communities, and High Schools

Organize Your Own Challenge

Our toolkits for Professionals and Community Organizations and High School Students provide a step-by-step guide to recreate this event in new communities.

Our Mission

The Poverty Challenge is designed to encourage those who are not living in poverty in Canada to care about those who do.