Advocating for policy change has been a cornerstone of the work at the SPCS. We have been involved in engaging a broad spectrum of the community in advocacy issues.

Poverty elimination has been a long term goal of the SPCS and there have been many opportunities to advocate for changes to provincial and federal governments for change. Low social assistance rates that leave people living in abject poverty, living wages, safe working conditions, resources and support for those who are homeless, adequate childcare, better health care … all are examples of areas where the SPCS has been actively engaged in advocacy work.