A Multi Dimensional Framework That Builds On Healthy Social Policy

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Back in 2000, the United Nations developed an action plan with the agreement of almost 200 countries, to end extreme poverty by the year 2015 (United Nations, 2016). The action plan was the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), eight goals that would cut poverty in half by 2015 (United Nations, 2015). Various strategies, plans and policies were implemented internationally. At the cessation of the MDG the new Sustainability Development Goals were announced, with ending global poverty and hunger by 2030 as the first goal (United Nations, 2016). This paper looks at the Saskatchewan Poverty Strategy. A province in Canada, Saskatchewan has had positive results in the area of poverty reduction. To put things in context this paper will look broadly at Canada then critically analyse the Saskatchewan Poverty Strategy. This paper will show that a multi-dimensional framework that builds on healthy social policy, that strengthens communities through collaboration with community based programs, that works to develop individual skills through training and education, and promotes early intervention aids in the reduction of poverty in developed countries.
It is important to note first that Canada does not have a “poverty line” in which it uses to measure poverty, it uses three complementary low income lines: The Low Income Cut-offs (LICOs), the Low Income Measures (LIMs) and the Market Basket Measure (MBM) (Statistics Canada, 2015). The MBM is a measure of low income based on the cost of a

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