Research and Support Links
The links below will take you to a selection of weblinks and resources in our library for each topic.

Alberta Works

A family support program administered by the Alberta Ministry of Employment and Immigration. The Alberta Works Income Support Program provides financial benefits to individuals and families who do not have the resources to meet their basic needs, like food, clothing and shelter. Site describes the benefits available, and provides links to related publications, policy research, and legislation.

Campaign 2000: End Child Poverty in Canada

Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada coalition of over 90 national and community organizations that are seeking to end child poverty. Site features report cards on child poverty in Canada, as well as numerous resources and reports regarding poverty and low income.   

Canada Without Poverty (formerly National Anti-Poverty Organization - NAPO)

Canada Without Poverty is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of low-income people in Canada with its mandate being to eradicate poverty in Canada. This site addresses various issues such as child poverty, the federal budget, guaranteed adequate income, minimum & living wages, and poverty measures.

Institute for Research on Poverty (U.S.) 

Based out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this centre focuses on the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. Has numerous research areas, including child and family well-being, health and poverty, education and poverty, inequality, child support, welfare reform, and more.

National Child Benefit  

The National Child Benefit (NCB) is a joint initiative of Canada's federal, provincial and territorial governments, which includes a First Nations component. The National Child Benefit aims to prevent and reduce the depth of child poverty in Canada, promote labour market attachment by ensuring that families will always be better off as a result of working, and reduce overlap and duplication by harmonizing program objectives and benefits across jurisdictions.


An online resource for advocates, people on welfare, and community groups and individuals involved in anti-poverty work. Find up-to-date information about resources on welfare, housing, homelessness, youth, disability, Aboriginal populations, refugees and immigrants, worker's rights, seniors, and finding an advocate.

Public Library of Science: Poverty Collection  

A collection of open-access journal articles from the Public Library of Science. The articles come from a number of fields of science, many with a focus on the relationship between poverty and health.

Welfare in Canada 2012

This report focuses on the incomes of four different households living on social assistance, commonly known as "welfare." It is a continuation of the welfare incomes series published regularly by the former National Council of Welfare." [Taken from report]

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