Our Mission

The mission of the Centre for Studies in Poverty and Social Citizenship is to support the Carleton School of Social Work to generate critical and innovative knowledge about inequality and social exclusion that can be used to inform social work education, policy and practice.

We understand that poverty disproportionately impacts marginalized communities including, but not limited to racialized and Indigenous communities.

CSPSC’s work is aimed at ensuring a basic standard of social justice, community engagement and social citizenship for all.

Our Goals and Objectives

The overall goal of CSPSC is to conduct and support high quality research and knowledge mobilization on both policy and practice related to poverty, and social citizenship.

The main objectives of the CSPSC include:

    • To partner with external faculty, researchers and non-profits devoted to promoting poverty reduction and social citizenship through research and outreach activities including presentations, workshops, forums and other educational events
    • To provide research opportunities for social work students interested in poverty reduction and social citizenship by creating research assistant positions and/or by supporting SSW student research

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