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Putting Poverty in the ‘Rights’ Place: An Intro to Economic & Social Rights in Canada and BC

Canada Without Poverty

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 at 12:00 AM - Tuesday, 7 June 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Canada Without Poverty would like to invite you to join us for our NEW online Economic and Social Rights course: Putting Poverty in the ‘Rights’ Place: An Intro to Economic & Social Rights in Canada and BC.

Poverty is a violation of human rights. People living in poverty are deprived not only of finances, but often of the freedom and ability to live with dignity. Ending poverty is about justice and economic and social rights are the foundation.

This course will walk you through the meaning of economic and social rights in both Canada and BC and why it is important to recognize human rights are at the root of addressing social challenges. Over 2 weeks, leading human rights experts will help you work through reading material and discussions to help you get better acquainted with economic and social rights and how they apply to poverty in Canada.

Important course details:

  • The course is two weeks in length and will run from Tuesday, May 24th to Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
  • ES Rights experts will join discussions each week and help facilitate conversations
  • Discussions will be focused on themes, including an introduction to economic and social rights and their application at all levels of government in both Canada and British Columbia
  • An online platform is used that allows for various discussions which you can join in at any time of the day by posting comments
  • Cost of the course is $80.00*

The course will require a commitment of 5-7 hours per week for reading required materials, participation in online discussion rooms, as well as attendance on three conference calls and participation in the pre- and post- evaluation process.  The weekly online commitment can be fulfilled at any time as the online classroom is open 24/7 including weekends.

What does the course look like week-to-week? Check out the COURSE AGENDA here.

REGISTER NOW!   Payments can be made by credit card or cheque.
Cheques for $80 can be sent to:

Canada Without Poverty, 251 Bank Street 2nd Floor, Ottawa, ON, K2P 1X3

If you have any questions please email or call Michele Biss at 613 789 0096, michele[at]

*Please note that a fee waiver is available for persons living in poverty, please contact michele[at] for more details.

Have questions about Putting Poverty in the ‘Rights’ Place: An Intro to Economic & Social Rights in Canada and BC? Contact Canada Without Poverty


Tuesday, 24 May 2016 at 12:00 AM - Tuesday, 7 June 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Canada Without Poverty

Canada Without Poverty is a federally incorporated, non-partisan, not-for-profit and charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada (charity registration #13091 6638 RR001). 

Stemming from the Poor Peoples’ Conference in Toronto in 1971 – a national gathering of low-income citizens – we were founded later that year as the National Anti-Poverty Organization.  In April 2009, we changed our name to Canada Without Poverty so that our name expresses the end that we seek – a Canada in which no person need suffer what Gandhi  called “the worst form of violence.”

One of the special characteristics of Canada Without Poverty is that, since our inception in 1971, we have always been governed by people with direct, personal experience of living in poverty, whether in childhood or as adults.  This lived experience informs and helps to guide our work.  Our directors are also deeply engaged in combating poverty within their communities, provinces or territories.  Their efforts extend the reach of our work beyond what is possible by a small staff based in Ottawa.

We believe that poverty is a human rights issue and as such, requires a human rights framework to be adequately addressed.  We have been active both domestically and internationally in promoting human rights, especially as they apply to disadvantaged groups.

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