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Statement on Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy

By August 21, 2018 No Comments

Statement by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President, Natan Obed on Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy

“I would like to congratulate Minister Duclos on the release of Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy.  I am happy to see that it includes Inuit-specific considerations based on ITK’s comprehensive January 2018 submission entitled “Inuit Perspectives on a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.”

“We look forward to continued collaboration with the Government on addressing inequity for Inuit in Canada, including improving poverty related outcomes.

“In the coming weeks and months, we anticipate working with the Government to set out an approach for measuring progress, including the development of Inuit-specific indicators, based on the ambitious targets set out in the strategy.”