SDG 1: No Poverty

More than 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world population, live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few. The global pandemic could increase poverty by as much as half a billion people — the first increase in global poverty since 1990.

High-impact research

Are the kids alright? New study provides first‑ever comprehensive snapshot of youth well‑being in Nova Scotia

Dalhousie researchers are providing a unique glimpse into the well-being of children and youth in Nova Scotia in a new report, One Chance to Be a Child, that yields critical insights through the lens of a child's rights.
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Understanding collaboration practices guiding the road to economic well being of African–Nova Scotian communities

Researchers in the Faculty of Management are working with community partners to fill a gap in our understanding of the collaboration process. Specifcially, how collaboration between organizations and the community can remove barriers to economic prosperity for marginalized African–Nova Scotian and Black community members in Halifax.

You Are Pretty Much On Your Own. The Two Disasters of Homelessness and The Pandemic

Researchers in the School of Social Work participated in an animated short that summarizes their study exploring the homeless sector in Nova Scotia during the COVID-19 pandemic: "COVID-19 and Homelessness: Promoting Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Two Communities in Nova Scotia" 
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Exceptional student experience

Bringing the world to class

The innovative Introduction to Development Studies Course is taught by a team of International Development Studies faculty who address core concepts of poverty, inequality, and injustice and include opportunities for experiential learning.

Poverty Law and Human Rights

The Schulich School of Law offers an in-depth analysis of poverty and the social welfare system in Canada, Poverty Law and Human Rights, which looks critically at the lawyer’s role in pursuing remedies to the problems of people of low income.

Commerce students run virtual 5 Days campaign to raise money for youth experiencing homelessness in Halifax

You can usually see Commerce students in bright orange t-shirts sleeping outside the Rowe Building for a week in March, collecting money for Phoenix Youth Programs from passersby. Over the years, the Dalhousie Commerce Society has raised over $67,000 during 5 Day events.
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Civic university with global impact

‘We are always shifting, we are always adaptable, that is one of the strengths of our clinic’

The Dalhousie School of Social Work Community Clinic is on the move again. At their new location in the South End, the clinic is evolving in their approach to a three-tiered philosophy: To provide a socially just, anti-oppressive delivery platform for those living in poverty and/or people who are marginalized in Halifax, to sustain a deep interprofessional hub offering care to those who are excluded from civil society, and to foster a meaningful learning/training environment for health professional students.
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Dalhousie Legal Aid Service offers community-based support

Dalhousie Legal Aid Service has been in operation since 1970, when it was the first legal service for low income communities in Nova Scotia. The Clinic is a unique partnership of community groups, law students, community legal workers and lawyers working together to combat injustices affecting persons with low incomes in Nova Scotia. Community groups and community based agencies with mandates to fight poverty and injustice may apply for legal advice, assistance, and community development and education services.

Dalhousie's United Way campaign raises $100,000 plus each year

Our annual United Way Campaign encourages members of the Dalhousie community to contribute to the United Way's local network of community supports.   

Foundation for inclusion and distinction

Dal launches new tuition waiver program for former youth in care

The Dalhousie Post-Care Tuition Waiver seeks to increase access to higher education at the university for youth who have spent time in foster care growing up. The initiative will offer up to 10 former youth in care tuition waivers for undergraduate studies at Dalhousie, enabling them to attend the university free of tuition charges.
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The Sankofa Scholarships are breaking down barriers for students of African descent

The Sankofa Scholarships were created as an act of reparative justice to help address systemic barriers faced by students from Black communities in the Caribbean, Canada and Nova Scotia.
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Dalhousie‑led campaign raises funds for student‑led food security programs across N.S.

Nova Scotia universities and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) joined with Dalhousie to raise more than $200,000 to improve food security for students as part of a province-wide initiative on Giving Tuesday 2021.
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