Poverty Reduction

Food (In) Security: Saint John

Over the summer of 2017, our summer students examined food insecurity in Saint John. This report presents a snapshot of the public's uptake of charitable responses to hunger, including food banks, soup kitchens, and community meals. Click Here to read more.


Child Poverty Report Card

The Human Development Council, in partnership with Campaign 2000, releases our 2016 New Brunswick Child Poverty Report Card. With the fourth highest child poverty rate of Canada's ten provinces, New Brunswick has much work ahead. Despite our challenges, this report is written with a distinct sense of hope, particularly in light of the new, enhanced Canadian Child Benefit, implemented by the federal government on July 1, 2016. This alone is expected to raise hundreds of thousands of children out of poverty. Considering the discussions on poverty reduction being had by all levels of government, there is a feeling of optimism about our ability to capitalize on the momentum that exists. 

2017: English

2016: English Franšais

2015: English

2014: English

2013: English

2012: English Franšais

2010: English Franšais

2009: English Francais


Poverty Reduction Update - Vibrant Communities Saint John released an update newsletter on the local Poverty Reduction Strategy in September.


2007 Youth Homelessness Report  - Kathryn Asher presents the findings of a count of homeless youth 16 to 24 years of age in the city of Saint John during the month of February 2007. 2007 Youth Homelessness Report.