Yukoners need to change poverty perceptions, says report

Yukoners need to change poverty perceptions, says report

A new report on poverty in Yukon is calling for action from the territorial government.

However, poverty activists are also calling for Yukoners to adjust their attitudes.

The report, called 'Poverty Amongst Plenty', makes five recommendations including the development of a poverty reduction strategy, creating a secretariat to implement it and monitoring outcomes.

It also calls for the government to provide housing options and lobby the federal government to fund housing initiatives.

See the report: Poverty Amongst Plenty: Waiting for the Yukon Government to Adopt a Poverty Reduction Strategy

NEWSPAPER: CBC News
JOURNAL: CBC News
PUBLICATION DATE: 2012
LOCATION: Yukon, Canada