Child poverty in Canada

a.  Topic & Type of Paper/ Justification of Social Issue

The topic of this paper is on child poverty in Canada. This paper will be analytical. The aim of this essay is to identify the causes of child poverty, and question how the factors contributing to child poverty can be minimalized.

Habitat for Humanity

Core Goals & Values: Habitat for Humanity is an organization whose principal goal is to “eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.” The organization prizes values such as leadership and community in order to foster and help bring out social sustainability within our society.


Volunteer opportunity

The Iténéraire organization is a Montreal program of social rehabilitation. It helps people to get from the street to the real life by making them more employable and autonomous. They give tips to people for them to re-enter society by showing them how to behave and survive. They inform people about their program and also the young people to prevent them from getting there. Their values are respect, equality, creativity, dynamism, autonomy and integrity.


Two volunteer opportunities involving poverty

I mainly focus on crime and law. However, i think that poverty is an important issue that should be discussed.

Free the children

Core values and goals

Give Canada some slack!



Look at yourself at this moment. Who are you? What determines your identity? What determines who you are and who you will become? Is it the cars, clothes, and riches you acquire? Or is it the life style you live? Now look in the face of a child engulfed in pain, sorrow, and helplessness... In engulfed in poverty. Think to your self, what will determine who they are and who they will become? Each day thousands of people die because the lack of necessities essential for survival such as clean water, food, shelter, health care, education, and clothing.