We are created in the image of God, and scripture reminds us to act justly and to care for those on the margins.

Children at Camp Cosmos in Montreal, PQ
Credit: Camp Cosmos, Montreal City Mission

What We Believe

The United Church believes that as we lead lives of compassion and justice, “the poor must have priority… over the wants of the rich.” (“The Church and the Economic Crisis,” 1984). Read more at Working to Eradicate Poverty.

The United Church has outreach and community ministries and collaborates with a number of Canadian and global ecumenical, interfaith, and civil society partners working on poverty issues.

What You Can Do


The Work of Our Partners

“Seize the Moment” for a Universal Basic Income in Canada

Moderator Richard Bott has written to Canadian government officials to ask them to move forward with developing and implementing a universal basic…

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Create a Universal Basic Income Program

Poverty can happen very quickly to anyone. A universal basic income would help address the persistent inequities within our country.

Ending Poverty in All Its Forms, Everywhere

In the far-flung mountain communities of rural Ecuador, ECLOF’s financial services help Indigenous people lift themselves out of poverty.

National Anti-poverty Strategy Welcomed

Federal poverty reduction goals are a fruit of years of advocacy, though new funding and recognition of Indigenous rights are still needed.   

Rag Dolls Travelling to Parliament Hill

   We believe that child poverty in our country can and must be eliminated, and that a national strategy is necessary.


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