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Project Genesis  
http://www.genese.qc.ca

Deeply rooted in Cote-des-Neiges, Project Genesis connects individual services with community organizing to bring concrete improvements to people's lives.

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Canadian International Development Agency  
http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/
Works to support sustainable development in developing countries in order to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world. Travaille pour appuier le développement durable dans les pays en développement afin de réduire la pauvreté et de rendre le monde plus sûr, plus juste et plus prospère. (See Details)
YWCA of Saskatoon  
http://ywcasaskatoon.com
Feminist Alliance for International Action/Alliance canadienne féministe pour l'action internationale (FAFIA)  
http://www.fafia-afai.org/

Forms an alliance of Canadian women's organizations with the specific goal of assisting Canadian women's organizations to intervene in international fora in order to improve the economic conditions of Canadian women. Forme un organisme féministe qui travaille pour promouvoir la participation des femmes et des groupes de femmes en quête d'égalité aux débats actuels et à venir sur la politique nationale étant donné qu'il s'agit de débats alimentés et influencés par les tendances touchant la mondialisation et la libéralisation du commerce.

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Advocacy Centre  
http://advocacycentre.com/index.shtml

The Advocacy Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization which provides legal information, education and problem solving for low-income residents of the Central Kootenays. We also provide specialized victim assistance to victims of relationship violence, sexual assault and child abuse.



The Advocacy Centre provides advocacy to individuals as well as workshops and presentations on legal issues. It has long been a voice in the community speaking to issues of poverty and discrimination. Our work and the materials we produce focus on topics such as welfare, tenancy, women’s safety and poverty survival. Our advocacy services are free of charge. There are sliding scale fees for training and presentations.

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Canada Without Poverty previously know as National Anti-Poverty Organization  
http://www.cwp-csp.ca/Blog/

New name for national anti-poverty organization

Posted on: February 5, 2009

NAPO, the National Anti-Poverty Organization, has changed its name to Canada Without Poverty. According to their website:

"These changes are part of our repositioning for the strongest possible contribution to combating poverty, inequality and social exclusion in Canada. Our new name is meant to keep our focus squarely on the ultimate goal, and to inspire others. Our new logo is meant to suggest the rising above and out of poverty, to get above whatever one's poverty line might happen to be, and to then move forward with a better chance of fulfilling one's potential and promise as an individual and as a citizen."

 

Forms an organization representing the interests of low-income people in Canada. Raises public awareness about poverty and issues of concern to low-income people. Advocates the concerns, values and wishes of low-income people so that they are reflected in public policy. Researches issues of concern to poor people and sharing the results in a popular and accessible form. Works with local activists and organizations to strengthen national, provincial and local efforts to eliminate poverty. //

 

Forme un organsime qui représente les intérêts des gens du Canada à faible revenu. Consciente le public à la pauvreté et aux questions qui sont importantes pour les pauvres du Canada. Revendique les droits des pauvres afin que leurs préoccupations, leurs valeurs soient reflét dans les politiques publiques. Effectue et compile des recherches sur des questions d’intérêt pour les gens à faible revenu. Travaille aves les militants et les organismes locaux en vue de renforcer les efforts nationaux, provinciaux et locaux vidant à éliminer la pauvreté.

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Boyle Street Community Services Co-operative
Promotes and develops healthier inner city communities by helping people meet their daily needs and realize their potential through one on one intervention and health promotion. Offers Health for Two and family support programs.
Woodgreen Community Centre  
http://www.woodgreen.org
Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self determination for all people of East Toronto. (See Details)
Canadian Council on Social Development  
http://www.ccsd.ca
Forms an organization that works to develop and promote sound and effective social programs. (See Details)
National Council of Welfare  
http://www.ncwcnbes.net/
Forms a citizens' advisory body to the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada on matters of concern to low-income Canadians. (See Details)