• Welcome to the Poverty & Human Rights Centre

    The Poverty and Human Rights Centre is committed to eradicating poverty and promoting social and economic equality through human rights.

    The mandate of the PHRC is to promote compliance with the human rights commitments that Canada has made; to advance interpretations of rights that resist the marginalization of social and economic rights; to develop proposals for law reform and institutional renewal that will assist in the fulfillment of rights obligations; and to educate the public about the human rights implications of government choices that erode social programmes and deepen poverty and social and economic inequality.