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May 22
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How much money did you spend on your kids shoes? This is a great way to help parents, especially lower income families, afford an important commodity.
The Idaho-based nonprofit Because International makes shoes that can grow up to five sizes and last at least five years
Finally, A Shoe That Grows With a Kid

		
May 19
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Global goals - 7 billion people - 7 days In September 2015, the United Nations are launching global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. If the goals are met, they ensure the...
In September 2015, the United Nations are launching global goals, a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030.
Project Everyone

		
May 14
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For too long, traditional election debates have excluded women’s voices. If the upcoming election leaves the traditional format behind, then there is an opportunity to raise these voices. Will Canada’s parties be up for the...
The Conservative Party announced today that Prime Minister Harper will not participate in traditional election debates. For too long, traditional debates have excluded women’s voices. If the upcoming election leaves the old format behind, then there is a new and important opportunity to raise these…
“Up for Debate” comments on Conservative Party announcement | Up For Debate

		
May 13
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Children are the future of Canada and they must be taken care of without them there is no future. "Communities across Canada are springing in to a Week of Action for Child Care from May 10th, to May 17th to ensure that a national plan for quality child...
Canada-wide events THE POWER OF ONE / Want to Spring into Action for Child Care? The Power of One is a simple action, have one conversation - with a family member, a co-worker, a gran...
Week of Action Events

		
May 12
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One week away from the World Education Forum by UNESCO. Education has the power to end poverty and we want to see poverty abolished nationally and internationally. https://en.unesco.org/world-education-forum-2015/ #WorldEducationForum #Education...

		
May 10
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Today is Mother's Day, Show us and Up for Debate what issues matter for mothers in the upcoming election.

		
May 08
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Mother's Day is a time to honour mothers, motherhood, and the influence of mothers in society. With a federal election just around the corner, this Mother’s Day the Alliance for Women’s Rights wants to engage moms in a conversation about issues that...

		
May 08
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We are now on Instagram as makepovertyhistorycanada check out our latest post! https://instagram.com/p/2bFNKMnV_u/
“We are looking for people to stand up and #makepovertyhistory ! Join us this federal election in helping make sure #poverty is on the agenda #election15”
Make Poverty History Canada on Instagram: “We are looking for people to stand up and...

		
May 08
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In March, Campaign 2000 to all of the Federal party leaders requesting that they take action against child poverty. Over the next while we will be sharing news about how the federal party leader's have responded and if and how they will be stepping up...
www.campaign2000.ca

		
May 06
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Nine awesome kids from across Ontario grade 6-11 are in the Nation's Capital with Millennium Kids to speak with MP's in a Discussion on the Millennium Development Goals and the Post-2015 Agenda

		
May 06
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The next generation of social advocates in the making! Happy #HumpDay.
Changing the world 1 classroom at a time--- This week, Grade 3 students at Chelsea Elementary learned about the 1.2 billion people who live in extreme poverty and the nutrients missing from their diets when they only have $1.75 to spend on food each day. Thank you to Mr. McIntyre for letting us spread awareness about poverty and malnutrition to another generation of advocates. #BelowTheLine

		
May 05
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Millennium Kids reflecting on what they want to say to parents and the government in the final year of the Millennium Development Goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sguSC1zudJQ&feature=youtu.be
Seven Canadian Millennium Kids born in 2000 reflect on what they want to say to parents and government in the final year of the Millennium Development Goals....
Millennium Kids' MDG Reflections for Micah Summit at United Nations Dec 7-9, 2014

		
May 04
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Living wage in Vancouver gets a bump. Is this a step in the right direction? http://globalnews.ca/news/1968217/living-wage-in-metro-vancouver-rises-to-20-68-an-hour-report/
The report finds that two working parents with two young children must make this amount in order to meet their basic expenses, including rent, child care, food and transportation, once taxes, deductions and subsidies have been taken into account.
Living wage in Metro Vancouver rises to $20.68 an hour: Report

		
May 01
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Millennium Kids reflecting on what they want to say to parents and the government in the final year of the Millennium Development Goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sguSC1zudJQ&feature=youtu.be
Seven Canadian Millennium Kids born in 2000 reflect on what they want to say to parents and government in the final year of the Millennium Development Goals....
Millennium Kids' MDG Reflections for Micah Summit at United Nations Dec 7-9, 2014

		
May 01
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Millennium Kids has partnered with the DEPANNEUR in Toronto to host a $1.75 supper! Live Below the Line Canada

		
Apr 28
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Know your facts about Hunger and Poverty around the world. http://thp.org/knowledge-center/know-your-world-facts-about-hunger-poverty/
One in eight people go to bed hungry every single night. Know more about world hunger & join us in stopping it once and for all.
Know Your World: Facts About World Hunger & Poverty

		
Apr 27
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Tragedy in Nepal: Nepal was made vulnerable by more than its violent geology... crippled by poverty and poor infrastructure. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/apr/26/nepal-earthquake-poverty-infrastructure-aid
The country is crippled by poverty and poor infrastructure – when the long-feared earthquake hit, devastation was inevitable. The challenge of providing aid will be huge
Nepal was made vulnerable by more than its violent geology | Shaheen Chughtai

		
Apr 27
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Today is the day! We are kicking off the Live Below the Line challenge. It's not too late to join us! https://www.livebelowtheline.com/ca/partner/makepovertyhistory?lang=en
Make Poverty History Canada is a Live #BelowtheLine partner. This May, thousands across the world are eating and drinking on $1.75/day for 5 days to support their poverty fighting efforts. Find out more here!
Live Below the Line - Make Poverty History Canada

		
Apr 24
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ONE Raises Alarm About Lack Poverty-Fighting Commitments at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings http://www.one.org/us/2015/04/18/one-raises-alarm-about-lack-poverty-fighting-commitments-at-world-bankimf-spring-meetings/
As this weekend’s 2015 Spring Meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund draw to a close, ONE expressed deep concern over the lack of new financial development
ONE Raises Alarm About Lack Poverty-Fighting Commitments at World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

		
Apr 23
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Campaign 2000 responds to the federal budget: Children and Families in Poverty Left Out of Budget 2015 http://www.campaign2000.ca/
Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons...
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Imagine if, before choosing our next federal government this year, we could make sure that every party leader spoke about issues affecting women and girls. The NDP and the Green Party have signed on to participate in a federal debate on women’s issues, but we have yet to hear from the Liberal Party, the Conservative Party, or the Bloc Quebecois!

In honour of International Women’s Day, call on Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, and Mario Beaulieu to take women’s issues seriously.

I want to live in a world where women and girls have equal rights to men. I want to live in a country where no child is forced to go hungry. I want all children around the world to have access to an education. I want to see Canada investing in cost-effective solutions to poverty.

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