Presentation Title

Exploring Child Poverty Reduction Policies and Strategies in Canada

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Abstract

Child poverty is a threat to society’s future because child poverty harms the well-being and development of the citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Poverty causes negative life, social, and health outcomes, such as food insecurity and homelessness. It affects everyone in society because it also creates inequalities among citizens, barriers to participation in society, and avoidable costs to humanity and the state’s resources. In doing a research paper assignment for the SOCW 3000 Canadian Social Policy course, the social work student presenter has explored the issue of child poverty in British Columbia, and how societal views and approaches to child poverty have changed over time. This presentation will summarize some Canadian policies and strategies that aim to address child poverty, such as the 2016 Canada Child Benefit. Possible amendments and additions to this policy will also be discussed.

Department

Social Work

Faculty Advisor

Oleksandr Kondrashov

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Exploring Child Poverty Reduction Policies and Strategies in Canada

Child poverty is a threat to society’s future because child poverty harms the well-being and development of the citizens and leaders of tomorrow. Poverty causes negative life, social, and health outcomes, such as food insecurity and homelessness. It affects everyone in society because it also creates inequalities among citizens, barriers to participation in society, and avoidable costs to humanity and the state’s resources. In doing a research paper assignment for the SOCW 3000 Canadian Social Policy course, the social work student presenter has explored the issue of child poverty in British Columbia, and how societal views and approaches to child poverty have changed over time. This presentation will summarize some Canadian policies and strategies that aim to address child poverty, such as the 2016 Canada Child Benefit. Possible amendments and additions to this policy will also be discussed.