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Jan 23
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Five ways to shape the sustainable development goals 1. Take the conversation to the people 2. Use technology to bridge the gap 3. Create new tools to access open data 4. Embrace shifting trends 5. Above all else, engage READ:...
As grassroots campaign Action/2015 launches today, Teddy Ruge lists five ways the people can influence policy and decisions around the SDGs
Five ways people power can shape the sustainable development goals

		
Jan 22
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Get your MPH swag and wear it proud because YOU want a world free of poverty! http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca/node/327889 #EndPoverty
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...
I want a world free of poverty | Make Poverty History

		
Jan 22
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What do you think of this move in the fight against poverty?

		
Jan 21
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2013 leading causes of death around the world

		
Jan 20
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The richest 1% of the world are on track to own 50% of ALL wealth by 2016. Anyone else see the problem with this? READ: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/01/19/richest-1-percent-99-percent_n_6500778.html #Inequality
The richest one per cent of people globally are poised to own more than half of all wealth by next year, international inequality watchdog Oxfam...
Report: Richest 1% Will Own More Than Other 99% By Next Year

		
Jan 19
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We're Hiring! PT Social Media Communications Intern. INFO: http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca/node/327934 #endpoverty #globaldev
Make Poverty History (MPH) is a coalition of civil society organizations working for the eradication of both domestic and international poverty. We...
We're Hiring! Social Media Communications Intern | Make Poverty History

		
Jan 19
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Watch the first session of the #Post2015 intergovernmental negotiations via web-cast: http://webtv.un.org/ #SDGs
The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues.
24 Hour Live and pre-recorded Programming

		
Jan 19
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Question: What's the #1 risk to global health? Answer: Hunger & Malnutrition!

		
Jan 16
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Alberta has the highest rate of working poor in Canada. 1 in 8 Edmontonians live below poverty line. READ: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/1-in-8-edmontonians-live-below-poverty-line-report-finds-1.2900692
The report, ‘A Profile of Poverty in Edmonton,’ describes Edmonton as a young and diverse city where several groups are disproportionately lacking...
1 in 8 Edmontonians live below poverty line, report finds

		
Jan 15
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Minimum Income: What You Should Know About The Idea That Could Revolutionize The 21st Century READ: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/23/minimum-income-basic-income_n_6370458.html
Imagine the government started handing out $10,000 annually to every adult in the country, or implemented a negative income tax rate so that low...
$10,000 For Everybody? Why A Guaranteed Income Just Could Work

		
Jan 13
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Counterpoint to yesterday's post: "Guaranteed income won't work" What are your thoughts on this as a way to end poverty? READ: http://www.torontosun.com/2015/01/06/guaranteed-income-wont-work
Calls for a guaranteed annual income aren’t new. Nor do they all come from the same end of the political spectrum.
Guaranteed income won't work

		
Jan 12
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Raising minimum wage addresses income inequality: http://t.co/4a8p38r6bl #endpoverty #inequality #actnow #cdnpoli

		
Jan 12
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#Canada'a aging population in financial limbo & a housing crisis: http://t.co/R1eHK2B4Tx #endpoverty

		
Jan 12
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A Canadian City Once Eliminated Poverty And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It READ: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/12/23/mincome-in-dauphin-manitoba_n_6335682.html
An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Man. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided cheques to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their...
A Canadian City Once Eliminated Poverty And Nearly Everyone Forgot

		
Jan 12
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In 2015: Let's resolve to take care of our kids: http://t.co/McjifkpllF #cdnpoli #childpoverty #endpoverty

		
Jan 11
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In wealthy Canada, why do we need food banks? http://t.co/QSo7JHu6NP

		
Jan 11
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Where is the NDP in the fight against #poverty in #Manitoba? http://t.co/gYhdjwsUoR @CCEDNet_RCDEC @CWP_CSP

		
Jan 11
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6 big changes could put an end to poverty: http://t.co/QJa4456T3F #cdnpoli #endpoverty

		
Jan 10
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On way to #EndPoverty in #Canada--We need to explore a basic income plan for Canadians: http://t.co/cNVF2ZGUit

		
Jan 10
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One way to #EndPoverty in #Canada: #Education-- It is a great enabler and leveller in any society: http://t.co/cpwC0RuPzi

		

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.

25 years ago, the Canadian House of Commons unanimously passed an all-party resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Since then, an entire generation of children have grown up impoverished, experiencing hunger, unstable housing and suffering from the impacts low wages, unemployment, discrimination, stress, and inequality have had on their families.