I dream of a Canada where citizens actively seek social justice. In the country of my dreams, we would value the common humanity of all, ensure that everyone has what they need to live a socially acceptable life, and provide social, material, educational and political conditions in which everyone has opportunities to flourish. There are far too many people living in poverty in our wealthy nation. Poverty stunts us, limiting the possibilities to achieve all that we could if we had a fair chance. It excludes us from fully participating in everyday life and in full citizenship. It makes us sick and causes us to die too soon. All of us lose out when some of us live in poverty. Let’s start a new conversation about poverty in Canada and demand that our governments put an end to it.