The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, through its Commission for Justice and Peace, issued a statement entitled Poverty in Canada: Ensuring Safe, Secure and Affordable Housing (available at cccb.ca).

The statement provides a brief overview of the state of poverty in our country, with a focus on the current housing crisis, and also provides a helpful list of some key Catholic organizations engaged in the alleviation of poverty in Canada. The statement also calls for collaboration between charitable organizations, all levels of government, and dioceses/eparchies, as well as local parishes, in the effort  to provide charitable assistance to individuals who are in need.

This statement is being issued on the occasion of the Third World Day of the Poor, marked on November 17.

 

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