IE10 and below are not supported.

Contact us for any help on browser support

#ReducePoverty in Canada Contest

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

**Closed**

Thank you to everyone who submitted their creative ideas to help us #ReducePoverty in Canada!

Congratulations to the youth whose submissions were chosen for the #ReducePoverty in Canada Contest!

These young people had the opportunity to showcase their ideas at the National Poverty Conference on September 28, 2017. You can view the selected submissions below.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to send in their innovative ideas to make our communities a better place.

Congratulations to the youth whose submissions were chosen for the #ReducePoverty in Canada Contest!

These young people had the opportunity to showcase their ideas at the National Poverty Conference on September 28, 2017. You can view the selected submissions below.

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to send in their innovative ideas to make our communities a better place.

Guest Book

The Government of Canada is inviting young people from coast to coast to coast to answer one question:

→ How can we reduce poverty in Canada?

Do you have a great idea or solution? Have you seen something in your community that works?

Tell us about it in a creative way!

You could be invited to showcase your entry at a national poverty reduction conference with the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos in Ottawa in September 2017.

HOW TO ENTER

All entries must be submitted online:

Promote your entry by tagging it with #ReducePoverty on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!

All submissions must be received by
August 21, 2017. Selected individuals will be contacted.

SEE WHAT OTHERS DID

Check our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the contest to see some of the entries!



Poverty is complex. The Government of Canada is reaching out to find ways to work with Canadians to reduce poverty in Canada and develop a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Poverty affects different people in different ways. This could include those who would like to work but face barriers in the workplace, or others who face the challenges of a language barrier or discrimination.

We would like to hear your ideas about how we can reduce poverty in Canada.

Selected entries will be chosen from each category and for each age group on the basis of creativity, innovation and overall impact.

Each category will be divided into two age groups: ages 12-17 and ages 18-24.

You can submit your contest entry in one of three categories:

1.Visual – design a poster, infographic, photo collage or any visual art

2.Written – submit a short article, proposal, poem or essay of no more than 500 words

3.Video/Audio – create a video or audio piece no longer than two minutes