Reports and initiatives

Let’s do something about poverty!

“Let’s Do Something about Poverty”, outlines the situation in Saskatchewan regarding poverty. It is intended to encourage dialogue and new and innovative proposals and solutions, working toward the creation of an effective and detailed poverty elimination strategy for Saskatchewan. Published in September 2010.

For more information, take a look : Let’s Do Something About Poverty

Strategies to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatchewan

In April 2011 PFS released the discussion document Strategies to Eliminate Poverty in Saskatchewan  outlining the components for an effective and comprehensive poverty elimination plan for Saskatchewan

Communities Respond

In 2011 and 2012 PFS partnered on consultations around eliminating poverty that were held in North Battleford, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Regina, Tisdale, Nipawin and Melfort. The report Communities Respond was released on Oct0ber 15, 2012.

Media release on need for poverty strategy

December 18, 2014: PFS outlines need for comprehensive strategy. Media release on poverty strategy

Government announces Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction

The provincial government created the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction to review previous work done to address poverty and identify gaps where more work is needed. Government media release December 22, 2014:

AGPR report

On August 24, 2015 the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction released its report. AGPR Report Executive Summary Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction Report

PFS review of AGPR report 

AGPR Report PFS comments Oct 2015 . PFS press release – Oct 15, 2015 – final

Government strategy released

The provincial government’s report Taking Action on Poverty: The Saskatchewan Poverty Reduction Strategy was released on February 24, 2016. For more detail go to

PFS responds to 2016 provincial budget

PFS’ analysis of the effects of the budget, Budget 2016: Transformation or Austerity? budget_2016_PFS (2) urged the government to abandon its social expenditure roll backs and proceed with the development of an anti-poverty plan supported by anti-poverty legislation. Poverty Free Saskatchewan Media Release August 15 2016 FINAL Budget 2016 Transformation or Austerity pic for web

SaskForward Submission

PFS made a submission to the SaskForward consultation process, that was designed respond to  the provincial government’s announcement that it would embark on a process of “transformational change” in healthcare, education, transportation, and other public services. Poverty Free Saskatchewan, Submission to SaskForward Policy Summit, January 28, 2017, Including a Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction  SaskForward Submission, PFS, Jan 26, 2017 – final

Budget cuts in 2017

The 2017 provincial budget contained many cuts particularly detrimental to people living with poverty. In Budget 2017: For the Few, Not the Many PFS documents the impacts of these changes. budget_2017_PFS (final) June 15