“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
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
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.
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: http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2014/december/22/eleven-help-reduce-poverty
On August 24, 2015 the Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction released its report. https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2015/august/24/poverty-reduction-strategy AGPR Report Executive Summary Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction Report
PFS review of AGPR report
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 http://povertyfreesask.ca/provincial-governments-poverty-reduction-strategy/
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
PFS made a submission to the SaskForward consultation process https://saskforward.ca/, 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