Welcome to the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry

The Existence Of Poverty Is Shameful!
To Be Poor Is Not!

We advocate with and for people living in poverty.
We strive to educate and create systemic change.

Our Mission:

Rooted in God’s radical love, expressed through compassion and action, the Regina Anti-Poverty Ministry advocates and educates with and for those seeking social and economic justice.

Your generosity makes it possible for individuals to access resources to meet their basic needs.

Whether it is a one-time donation or recurring donation, every dollar goes directly to our mission helping people who have slipped into poverty with the challenges they face.

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Canada now has an official poverty line called the Market Basket Measure (MBM). It is constructed by identifying and pricing a basket of goods and services deemed to provide a “modest, basic standard of living.” The items included in the market basket are food, clothing and footwear, shelter, transportation, and other expenses. Specific levels of consumption have been specified for each item to meet the needs of a family of four including two adults and two children. That basket is priced annually by Statistics Canada for specific regions within each of the 10 provinces but not the territories or First Nations communities.2 The total cost of the basket of goods and services is the MBM poverty line (threshold) for each region.

A national Guaranteed Livable Income would have to use one MBM threshold as the measure of the maximum benefit (Guarantee), which would be the overall average of each region’s threshold, weighted by the number of people living in that region. For 2019, the national weighted average MBM for the four-person family was $44,860. For a single adult, the average MBM threshold was $22,430. For two-, three-, five- and six-person households, the national MBM thresholds were $31,720, $38,850, $50,155, and $54,942, respectively.  Source:  https://united-church.ca/sites/default/files/2021-02/backgrounder_guaranteed-livable-income.pdf

Canada now has an official poverty line called the Market Basket Measure (MBM). It is constructed by identifying and pricing a basket of goods and services deemed to provide a “modest, basic standard of living.” The items included in the market basket are food, clothing and footwear, shelter, transportation, and other expenses. Specific levels of consumption have been specified for each item to meet the needs of a family of four including two adults and two children. That basket is priced annually by Statistics Canada for specific regions within each of the 10 provinces but not the territories or First Nations communities.2 The total cost of the basket of goods and services is the MBM poverty line (threshold) for each region.

A national Guaranteed Livable Income would have to use one MBM threshold as the measure of the maximum benefit (Guarantee), which would be the overall average of each region’s threshold, weighted by the number of people living in that region. For 2019, the national weighted average MBM for the four-person family was $44,860. For a single adult, the average MBM threshold was $22,430. For two-, three-, five- and six-person households, the national MBM thresholds were $31,720, $38,850, $50,155, and $54,942, respectively. Source: united-church.ca/sites/default/files/2021-02/backgrounder_guaranteed-livable-income.pdf
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A guaranteed livable income (GLI) is a payment to individuals or families by government that covers the cost of basic necessities (food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and community participation) and is not conditional on meeting employment criteria in order to qualify for the benefit. It ensures everyone an income adequate for meeting basic needs, allowing all people to live with dignity regardless of work status. Make guaranteed livable income an election issue. Ask: Will your candidate and their party implement a guaranteed livable income for all?  See the link in our Instagram bio for more information. #UCCan #UCCanlivableincome #poverty #basicincome #basicincomenow

A guaranteed livable income (GLI) is a payment to individuals or families by government that covers the cost of basic necessities (food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and community participation) and is not conditional on meeting employment criteria in order to qualify for the benefit. It ensures everyone an income adequate for meeting basic needs, allowing all people to live with dignity regardless of work status. Make guaranteed livable income an election issue. Ask: "Will your candidate and their party implement a guaranteed livable income for all?" See the link in our Instagram bio for more information. #UCCan #UCCanlivableincome #poverty #basicincome #basicincomenow ... See MoreSee Less

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