Despite its status as an industrialized first-world country, 13.9% of Canada’s population still live in poverty. That’s 1 in 7 people—4.8 million Canadians. Following the aftermath of the 1990’s recession, a 2008 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development study found that both inequality and poverty rates in Canada had rapidly increased for all age groups. This trend continues today.

The initial idea of Operation Poverty came after the release of Opportunity For All, Canada’s first-ever poverty reduction strategy published in August 2018With goals to reduce poverty by 20% by 2020 and 50% by 2030, Operation Poverty attempts to support this Government of Canada initiative by promoting the campaign and following through some of the ideas laid out in the strategy.

Poverty in Canada suffers primarily from the following problems:

High Poverty Rates Within Marginalized Groups

Lack of a Long-Term Strategy & Historical Precedence

Costs Canada $72-$84 Billion Every Year


Poverty is not constrained to our nation’s borders. Elsewhere, poverty rates are drastically worse—especially in parts of Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. With this in mind, Operation Poverty will commit to advocating and creating solutions for the cause globally as well. Using the research we conduct and connecting with various organizations around the world, we aim to gain an accurate understanding of poverty situations worldwide, and convert them into case studies.

9.5 to 18.6 Million

The Crises in Syria and Yemen Doubled Extreme Poverty in the Area in Only Two Years


Children in sub-Saharan Africa Still Living in Extreme Poverty


Illiterate Adults in South and West Asia

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